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Icon with Holy Relics of St Gury handed down to SS Peter & Paul, Hong Kong

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  • Nelson Mitrophan Chin
    http://orthodox.cn/news/20081116stguryrelic_en.htm Hong Kong, November 16, 2008 English translation by Igor Radev Icon containing particle of the Holy Relics
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      Hong Kong, November 16, 2008
      English translation by Igor Radev

      Icon containing particle of the Holy Relics of Saint Gury, Archbishop
      of Tauris, has been handed down to Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Parish
      in Hong Kong

      With the blessing of His Beatitude Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and
      all of Ukraine, a Holy Image containing a particle from the Relics of
      Saint Gury (Karpov), Archbishop of Tauris, was handed down to the Holy
      Apostles Peter and Paul Parish in Hong Kong for the purpose of
      supplicatory veneration.

      Saint Gury is renowned as one of the heavenly intercessors of China,
      Head of the Beijing Mission, who was first to endeavor with
      translation of the Holy Scripture and Orthodox liturgical literature
      into Chinese.

      On November 16, the chairman of the External Church Relations
      Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Archimandrite Kirill
      (Govorun) led the Divine Liturgy at Holy Apostles Peter and Paul
      Church in Hong Kong. After its conclusion, Fr. Kirill read the letter
      sent by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Vladimir, for the occasion of the
      handover of a particle from the Holy Relics, and then solemnly
      entrusted the Icon of Saint Gury, painted in Kiev on the eve of his
      glorification, to the parish rector, Archpriest Dionisy Pozdynaev.

      In his complimentary speech to the parish flock, Fr. Kirill stressed
      the symbolic relation of Saint Gury with China: According to his love
      for China, even after his repose, residing now at the foot of Lord of
      Glory's Throne, Saint Gury through his Holy Relics wished to abide not
      only at the place of his repose but also at the place of his
      missionary service. In the subsequent address delivered by Archpriest
      Dionisy, he expressed deep gratitude to His Beatitude, Metropolitan
      Vladimir. He also noticed that the handover of a particle from the
      Relics of Saint Gury to Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Parish represents
      a unique and memorable event which allows us to feel the unity with
      the ecumenical fullness of the Church in its historical as well as
      geographical aspect.

      The Holy Icon containing the particle of his Relics shall be exposed
      for veneration at Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Church.
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