Friday, July 28, 2017

30 Greek Orthodox Shrines Dedicated to Saint Irene Chrysovalantou (1 of 3)


1. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in the village of Dafni in Sitia of Crete




2. Monastery of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Heraklion of Crete (2002)





3. Chapel of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in the village of Potamida of Kissamos in Crete (1997)

Built by Michael Pneumatikakis in 1997. Ten years earlier he was in a car accident, and was in a critical situation when one night his uncle saw St. Irene Chrysovalantou in his sleep, saying: "Go get oil from my oil lamp in Lykovrisi, and when you bless Michael he will become well." He informed Michael's mother and immediately the command was carried out. After he was blessed with the oil, the next day he recovered. The chapel was built in thanksgiving for this miracle, through the financial contributions of the villagers and other believers. Though the chapel was built ten years after the accident, immediately after his healing he bought an icon of St. Irene and dedicated it to the neighboring Church of Saint George. He also had a baby girl that he named Chrysovalantou at baptism.



4. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Pelekapina of Chania in Crete




5. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in the village of Megalochori in Santorini



6. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Kamari of Santorini



7. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Almyra of Megalochori in Santorini



8. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Drymona of Leros



9. Church of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in the Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa at Soroni of Rhodes (2014)

Built by Saranti and Photini Sarantis in memory of their departed son Chrysovalantis (+ 2007). The church was consecrated on November 29, 2014.



10. Monastery of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou in Mesanagro of Rhodes



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