An event in the memory and honor of the modern and famous Saint Luke of Simferopol (1877-1961, born Valentin Felixovich Voyno-Yasenetsky), was held on the 14th of February 2014.
The event was organized by Prof. Dimitrios Linos, President of the Hellenic – American Medical Sociery and Governor of the American College of Surgeons (Greek Chapter).
Prof. Linos referered to the life journey and the work of the Russian Professor in anatomy and surgery Valentin Voyno-Yasenetsky, but also of his decision to turn to God and take on priesthood in 1921.
The keynote speaker of the evening was the Archbishop of Argolida Nektarios, who has contributed greatly in the dissemination of Saint Luke’s work in Greece and spoke about the life and work of the Saint.
A touching poem was recited by poet and member of the Academy of Athens, Mrs. Kiki Dimoula, in honor of the Saint.
The Russian Orthodox Church has recognized him as a Saint and his memory is celebrated on the 24th of May but also on the 11th of June. Till today, his work, character and spiritual journey make him a role model to thousands of Surgeons around the world.
Theevent tookplace at Hilton Hotelsponsored by the medicalinfosite: onmed.gr.