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Artemius of Verkola

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Because St. Artemius was killed by lightning, people at first believed this was God's judgment upon him. "Some years later, the village [[reader]] beheld a light over the place where the [[Incorruptibility|incorrupt]] body of the Righteous Artemius lay." [] His [[relics]] were taken to the church of St. Nicholas in 1577, where they performed numerous healings. In 1918, Soviets desecrated his relics and threw them into a well.
In 1648, by order of Tsar [[w:Alexis of Russia|Alexis Mikhailovich of Russia]] was founded the St. Artemius of Verkola monastery, and relics of the saint was moved into it.

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