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St . John the Russian
St . John the Russian

The church of St. John the Russian is in Prokopi. It is dedicated to the homonymous saint. Many pilgrims visit the sacred relic of the saint every day. The St. John's pilgrimage operates under the direct supervision of the Metropolis of Halkis and it is managed by a five-member Board of Directors.

At the church there is a hostel, which was founded in 1977 and inaugurated in 1989 by the then Bishop of Halkida Mr. Chrysostom Vergis. The capacity of the hostel is 160 beds and even includes lecture halls, museum etc. In the halls of hosted Priestly Congresses, Pan-Orthodox Conferences under the auspices of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece