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..."
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