Cross procession held in Vinnitsa Eparchy in honor of Kalinovka miracle

06 July 2019 18:06
Cross procession to Kalinovka cross. Photo: UOJ Cross procession to Kalinovka cross. Photo: UOJ

In Vinnitsa Eparchy, a many-thousand religious procession to the Kalinovka cross was held in honor of the 96th anniversary of the Kalinovka miracle.

On July 6, 2019, numerous believers took part in a prayer procession to the place near Kalinovka, where blood ran from a cross shot through by the Bolshevik in 1923, the press service of Vinnitsa eparchy reported.

The participants who participated in the traditional cross procession started on a four-kilometer journey from the church of St. Paraskeva of Serbia in Kalinovka city to the cross on the site of the Kalinovka miracle, where Divine Liturgy was celebrated.

The procession was led by the Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of Borispol and Brovary, Chancellor of the UOC, and Archbishop Varsonofy (Stoliar) of Vinnitsa and Bar. 

Kalinovka miracle happened in 1923. According to archival documents, on July 7, the Red Army man shot a roadside cross and real blood began to run from the Savior’s shoulder. Thousands of pilgrims began to visit the place of the miraculous phenomenon.

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