The ark with the particle of relic of St. Blessed Matrona of Moscow has arrived in Gomel today. She is one of the most venerated saints of the Orthodox Church; she is considered to be the protector of the family and the patroness of motherhood. The faithful pray to Matrona for marriage, conception and pregnancy, ask for help in case of diseases. The shrine will stay in Gomel Transfiguration Church until December, 4. One can bow to the shrines from 8.00 to 20.00 daily. Services will regularly be held near the ark.