A special and unexpected blessing for the Holy Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita is its recent (17-9-2019) acquisition through a rare donation of a sacred religious relic.
It is the portable icon of Christ Pantocrator, measuring 22.1 × 17.7 cm, with a hand-written signature by the hieromartyr Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna, former Metropolitan of Drama.
The Lord is depicted in a bust, in a strictly frontal pose, in the form of the Pantocrator.
With his right hand he blesses and with his left he holds an open gospel, in which an evangelical script is written in Russian in large letterform.
His head is framed by a cruciform halo, bordered by a double line, with the typical inscription “ho Ōn” (I am) on the cross.
The figure of Christ the Savior is depicted on a golden background. The handwritten inscription on the back of the icon writes: “Memorial from the Holy City of Jerusalem. Drama, October 6, 1906. † Chrysostomos of Drama”.
The holy icon was donated to Metropolitan Theologos of Serres and Nigrita for the collection of the Ecclesiastical Relic Archive of the Church of Serres “Psychis Akos,” by Archimandrite Fr. Gregory Georgoudakis, a retired clergyman of the Metropolis of Serres.