Bishop Gedeon took part in the patronal feast in the monastery of the Cherkasy diocese

14 October 2021

On October 14, 2021, on the day of the Protection of the Most Holy Lady of Our Lady and Ever-Virgin Mary, Bishop Gideon of Makarovsky, the abbot of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, offered prayers to the Lord in the Krasnogorsk Intercession Monastery, Cherkasy diocese of the UOC. {} {1}} { The festive service was led by Metropolitan Theodosius of Cherkasy and Kanev, in addition to Vladyka Gedeon, he was concelebrated by Bishop Theodosius of Ladan, the vicar of the Nizhyn diocese, as well as the clergy of the monastery and guests in the priesthood. 

the end of the epidemic and the doctors who are fighting for the life and health of the sick. 

The Feast of the Intercession was established in memory of the vision of blessed Andrew and his disciple St. Epiphany during a divine service in the Church of Blachernae in Constantinople. The miraculous event, glorified by the Church, took place on October 1, 910, in the Blachernae Church during a divine service, when the city of Constantinople was surrounded by numerous enemies. All who were in the church, including the emperor Leo and the empress, fervently prayed for deliverance from the enemy. Saint Andrew, who took upon himself the feat of foolishness for Christ's sake, and his disciple, Blessed Epiphanius, offered up their prayers. Suddenly they saw in the air the miraculous appearance of the Most Holy Theotokos surrounded by Angels and a host of saints. The Holy Baptist of the Lord John and the holy Apostle John the Theologian accompanied the Queen of Heaven. She prayed for a sinful world and spread her omophorion (veil) over the Christians standing in the church. The veil in Her hands shone "more than the rays of the sun." Andrew, who had achieved this vision, asked his disciple Epiphanius: "Do you see, brother, the Queen and Lady of all praying for the whole world?" “I see, holy father, and I am terrified,” Epiphanius answered him. The inhabitants of the city, hearing about this comforting sign, were filled with joy and hope that God, through the prayers of the Intercessor, would deliver them from the troubles caused by the invasion of the Saracens. Indeed, soon after the vision, the enemies of the Church were defeated and driven away.