All the faithful began the procession from the home of Saint John the Divine to Panagia’s tomb in the Garden of Gethsemane.

All the faithful began the procession from the home of Saint John the Divine to Panagia’s tomb in the Garden of Gethsemane. Saint Peter carried the censer, Saint John the Theologian carried the date branch from Paradise, and the other Apostles and disciples of Christ carried light lanterns, and they all chanted Psalms as they carried the Holy body of Our Mother to lay her to rest in the tomb, with Angels singing and the Holy body of the Mother of God granting miraculous healing to all who were sick.

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This most beautiful procession received numerous attempts to be disrupted. One Jewish priest named Athon attempted to overturn the body of Our Lady, however he was stopped when he suffered an injury, but he received healing upon his sincere repentance. Athon then joined the procession, confessing Christ as the True God and honouring His Most Holy Mother.

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