The Pravoslavie.ru website reported this event and provided a link to the Romfea website in Greece.
Metropolitan Benedict started to have serious issues with his vocal cords. He visited several excellent doctors, but to no avail: nobody managed to tell him the cause, diagnose the illness, or suggest treatment. Then, following the advice of Abbess Porphyria, the hierarch drank water consecrated near the Holy Relics of the Venerable George at his monastery in honor of the Ascension in Drama and prayed. After that, his throat was healed.
Vladyka Benedict made a vow to thank the saint for his help by presenting the monastery with a cow on the venerable saint’s feast day. November 4 was the day to fulfill his promise and the Metropolitan gave the cow to the monastery personally.