Monday, June 6, 2011

Belorussian Orthodox Glorify New Saint

This past Friday Metropolitan Philaret (Vakhromeyev) of Minsk led services glorifying the New Hieromartyr Constantine (Zhdanov) of Disna, whose glorification was recently blessed by the Local Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church in light of the 2007 discovery that the Saint's relics were incorrupt. Metropolitan Philaret was joined in the services by many of the other hierarchs of the Orthodox Church in Belarus. More here and (in Russian) here.

Pictured is St. Constantine prior to his martyrdom in 1919.


  1. I love how you point out that the photograph was taken prior to his martyrdom, for those who might not be able to work it out for themselves :-p

  2. Haha! That should be pretty obvious, huh :-)? I plead tiredness and a held-over blond moment from my childhood ;-).