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The Feast of the Great Martyr St Phanourios in Rhodes

August 29, 2014

The feast of the Holy Great Martyr Phanourios was celebrated with splendour in the Church dedicated him in the Old City of Rhodes. with the participation of local dignitaries and thousands of devout believers.

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Vespers was led by His Eminence Kyrillos, <Metropolitan of Rhodes, whose sermon spoke about the martyrdom and miracles of St Phanourios and stressed the importance of the feast for the people of Rhodes. He especially referred to the need for the relevant authorities to find a solution in order to restore the Church, a monument from the 12th Century.

Vespers was followed by a grand procession of the Saint’s icon through the streets of the Old City. Also,in the Church for veneration was the Holy Crown of St. Meletios, founder of the Monastery of Ypseni.

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