Metropolitan Emmanuel of France went to the celebrating Church of Neomartyr Demetrius (Klepinin) in Angers.
The faithful of the parish follow the Slavonic rite and the Julian Calendar.
New Martyr Demetrius is one of the Russian saints in France who have been recently recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, namely Saints Demetrius (Klepinin) the Presbyter, Maria (Skobtsova) the nun (1891-1945), Yuri (Skobtsov) the son of Saint Maira, Ilya (Fondaminsky) (1882-1942), and Alexius (Medvedkov) the Archpriest in Ugine, Savoie (1867-1934).
They are new martyrs of the Nazi concentration camps, except for Saint Alexios, who passed away before the war (1934).
Saint Demetrius (Klepinin) died in the Dora concentration camp because he tried to save the lives of dozens of Jews through a system of fake baptism certificates.
Source: Metropolis of France