you were like a merchant in search of fine pearls.
By sending servants to Constantinople for the Orthodox Faith, you :found Christ, the priceless pearl.
He appointed you to be another Paul,
washing away in baptism your physical and spiritual blindness.
We celebrate your memory,
asking you to pray for all Orthodox Christians and for us, your :spiritual children.
Proto Deacon Nazari sharing the story of St Vladimir of Kiev and how his relics came to be in our parish.