Opening of the Relics of Righteous Maiden Juliania, Princess of Ol'shansk:

Commemorated on July 6

      Opening of the Relics of Righteous Maiden Juliania, Princess of Ol'shansk: Saint Juliania lived during the first quarter of the XVI Century. Her father, prince Yurii Dubrovitsky-Ol'shansky, was one of the benefactors of the Kievo-Pechersk Lavra. The righteous maiden died at 16 years of age. Her body, buried at the Kievo-Pechersk Lavra near the Great church, was found undecayed during the time of the archimandrite Elisei Pletenets (1599-1624). The holy relics were burned in a fire at the Great church in the year 1718, but the remains were put in a reliquary and placed in the Nearer Caves. Archimandrite Peter Moghila (afterwards metropolitan of Kiev), to whom the saint appeared in a dream reproaching him for lack of attention to her grave, ordered a new reliquary to be made. On the reliquary then was made the inscription: "By the will of the Creator of heaven and earth doth dwell for all years Juliania, patroness and great intercessor to Heaven. Here are the bones healing against all passions... Thou adornest paradise, Juliania, like a beautiful flower..."

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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