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In October the holy relics of our Father Among the Saints Parthenius, Bishop of Lampsachus, the Greek patron-saint of those who suffer from cancer and other serious illnesses, will be arriving in London. The relics are a treasure of the Sacred Basilica of the Stavropegic Monastery of the Mother of God of Kykkos in Cyprus. The monastery has kindly granted permission for these relics to remain in London between Sunday 7 and Sunday 14 October. During this time, the relics will be taken to the following Greek Orthodox churches in London and Birmingham so that people may venerate them:

Sunday 7/10/07. Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Wood Green
Monday 8/10/07. Church of St Demetrius, Edmonton
Tuesday 9/10/07. Church of St John the Baptist, Harringey
Wednesday 10/10/07. Church of St Nicholas, Shepherds Bush
Thursday 11/10/07. Cathedral of the Divine Wisdom, Bayswater
Friday 12/10/07. Cathedral of St Andrew, Kentish Town
Saturday 13/10/07. Cathedral of the Nativity of the Mother of God, Camberwell
Sunday 14/10/07. Church of the Holy Trinity & St Luke, Erdington, Birmingham and the Cathedral of the Dormition and St Andrew, Birmingham

St Parthenius was a contemporary of St Constantine the Great. He worked miracles and cured many of terrible illnesses. Therefore, the holy relics of this servant of Christ are being brought to England for the spiritual comfort and healing, both physical and spiritual, of all.

Archdiocese of Thyateira

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