Wednesday, August 10, 2011

St. Eutropia Glorified in Kherson

In accordance with the decision of the Local Synod of the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church this past December to canonize the Nun Eutropia (Isayenkova) Metropolitan Pitirim of Mykolaiv, Archbishops Ephraim of Kryvyi Rih and Ioann of Kherson, and Bishops Panteleimon of Ivano-Frankivsk, Alipiy of Dzhankoy, and Nikodim of Rakitnyansk concelebrated the festal Divine Liturgy yesterday in Kherson to formally glorify St. Eutropia. St. Eutropia was native to the Kherson region and entered a women's monastery there, becoming renowned for her clairvoyance and commitment to praying for the dead who had no one to serve funerals or memorials for them due to the Soviets' closure of churches. When she reposed in 1968 she was 105-years old. The Saint's relics now rest in Kherson's Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. More (in Russian) here.

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