The Church commemorates the Placing of the Honorable Robe of the Most Holy Mother of God at Blachernae, and celebrates the memory of St. Juvenal, Patriarch Jerusalem, and New Martyr Lambros.
According to Synaxarion, the brothers Galbius and Candidus set out from Constantinople to Palestine to venerate the holy places. During their visit to the Holy Land, they met a pious Jewish woman, who had in her possession and preserved in a jeweled chest a very precious sacred item: the Robe of the Mother of God. After having venerated the sacred garment, Galbius and Kandidus set out to transfer it to Constantinople.
When they arrived in Constantinople, they tried to hide the sacred treasure in Blachernae. Once the emperor had been informed of the sacred treasure, he venerated the sacred garment with appropriate solemnity. At Blachernae, a new church in honor of the Mother of God was constructed by the emperor’s order so that the sacred Robe could be placed there within a new reliquary.
The saints’ items sometimes become source of God’s grace and blessing for the consolation and support of the faithful. Especially in times when people seek signs of God’s grace due to weakness and various trials. The Virgin Mary is our constant support and consolation but also an example of purity, holiness, humility and obedience.
Source: Church of Cyprus