March 2, 2022

The Epitrachelion of Saint Nicholas Planas

The epitrachelion (priestly stole) of Saint Nicholas Planas was given to him from his grandfather, the Priest George Melissourgos, for whom the Saint served as an altar boy as a child and by whom the Saint was taught to love divine worship through the Divine Liturgy and to read the Psalter.

This sacred item along with a skoufos of the Saint were given as a gift by the only son of the Saint, John, to Metropolitan Tito Matthiakis of Paramythia, who was a spiritual child of Saint Nicholas Planas.