It was inaugurated in 1974. It is the largest church in Greece and the third largest Byzantine-style church in the Balkans, after the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. It holds relics of the apostle Saint Andrew, which were sent there from St. Peter's Basilica, Rome in September, 1964, on the orders of Pope Paul VI.
This post is part of the Sunday Psalms meme,
and also part of the Spiritual Sunday meme.
|"I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me."|
|"In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted."|
|"I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah."|