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Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk Day celebrated in Belarus

Memorial Day of the Blessed Euphrosyne of Polotsk. The day began with celebratory services in all churches of the most ancient town in Belarus, in Polotsk. The Divine Liturgy was held in the Saint Sophia Cathedral as well. It happens only once a year on the fifth day of June, when the first woman Saint is venerated memory.

A sacred procession started from the Saint Sophia Cathedral to the Saint Euphrosyne Monastery. It united more than one thousand pilgrims and not only from Belarus.

An apostle and a tutor, founder of two Orthodox churches she is by right the celestial protector of Belarusian land. Her hallows are in the Saint Euphrosyne Monastery which was founded in the 12th century.

Saint Euphrosyne of Polotsk Day celebrated in Belarus