The festal outdoor processions

The festal outdoor processions are well known for their joyful and social nature while embracing all the members of a local church community. The importance of a procession consists in the prayers of the participants as well as the sacred, miracle-working objects – usually icons and holy relics – which are exhibited during the procession to bless the environment.
A snapshot from the procession of the feast of Prophet Elijah in the grounds of Vatopaidi where the miracle-working icon of the Vimatarissa passed by on its way around the monastery.