An unusual phenomenon seems to have appeared outside of the Church of Saint Demetrios in the village of Avlonari in Evia (Euboia), which some are declaring a miracle.
A form similar to a human face seems to have been formed at the main entrance to the church, as can be seen in the pictures below. Many attribute this to lighting, but whatever it is, the images are shocking.
Indeed, from the time the photographs were published, several people have gone to the spot to see the human face up close.
The photos were published on the Facebook page "Avlonari, such a lovely place".
The administrators said it is not due to editing, and in one post they wrote:
"Last night we saw above the main gate of the church the formation of a sweet face, of a young man or woman. The lighting... perhaps; the shade from the tree... perhaps; the wind that blew... perhaps; our mental mood with our many problems... perhaps, perhaps!"
About the Sacred Church of Saint Demetrios in Hania Avlonari Evia
In the regional settlement of Hania Avlonari, is the triune Church of Saint Demetrios, the oldest church in Evia.
The church was built over the ruins of the ancient Temple of Artemis.
Its general construction dates back to the eleventh century.
Remarkable elements of the church are its imposing Byzantine frescoes and especially the supernatural depictions of Archangels on the walls of the nave, the elaborate pottery decoration before the gate, and the very important brickwork decorated with pseudo-elements on the east side, which is also a separate component for the dating of the church.
Source: August 20, 2013 - Translated by John Sanidopoulos.
A Vigil Outside the Church to See the "Miracle"
Is it a miracle or a mirage? Many were those who rushed to the Church of Saint Demetrios in Avlonari in order to see with their eyes the phenomenon of the appearance of a "face" above the door of the church at night.
Although the Metropolis of Fthiotidos, to which the church belongs, has not publicly expressed an opinion on this issue, not a few are quick to talk about a "miracle".
The more "down to earth" are speaking of a trick of the moonlight with the shadow of a tree which can be found outside the church.
The local television station Star Central Greece went to the site and found both unbelievers and the gullible, as well as doubting Thomas', who went by the church at night to see the phenomenon.
Source: August 21, 2013 - Translated by John Sanidopoulos.
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