Pan-Orthodox celebration of 1700 years of the Edict of Milan in German town of Trier
On Saturday, 11 October 2013 the Pan-Orthodox Holy Hiearchal Liturgy in Trier, Germany, on the occasion of the 1700 years of issuing of the Edict of Tolerance in 313 by Constantine the Great, who had his seat in this town during one whole decade.
In this Pan-Orthodox gathering Orthodox Bishops, members of the Conference of the Orthodox Bishops of Germany and other Bishops from other countries, participated. Metropolitan of Germany and Exarch for Central Europe His Eminence Augustin, who is also the president of the Episcopal Conference, officiated the Divine Liturgy in the Basilica of Saint Constantine. Great number of priests of various nationalities, as well as many believers who came from all parts of Germany, attended this magnificent and unique event.
After the Holy Liturgy the solemn procession went to the Cathedral of Saint Peter. There, in the chapel where the part of the relics of Saint Helen are kept as well as garments of Lord Jesus Christ are kept, the prayer of supplication was served.