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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Woman From Kalymnos With the "Sacred" Slipper Reveals Her Intentions

According to, the middle aged woman who was going around Kalymnos with a "sacred" slipper which she claimed belonged to a Saint, has revealed her intentions. She is also known on the island of Kos as well as other islands outside of Kalymnos, since for the past 1-2 years she has been traveling around trying to raise money to build a church dedicated to Saint Ephraim of Nea Makri. For this she sells prayer ropes and icons and accepts donations, even though St. Ephraim has not been officially recognized as a Saint by the Church. Furthermore, the "sacred" slipper she has been traveling with and offering up for veneration, as it was revealed by her to Metropolitan Paisios of Kalymnos, was given to her by the Abbess of the Holy Monastery of Saint Ephraim in Nea Makri. The slipper was not worn by the Saint in life, but is more likely to be an offering made to the monastery by the faithful or it was worn over the incorrupt feet of St. Ephraim and given to her for a blessing.

The Metropolitan claims the woman has a "psychosis" with St. Ephraim, and has asked from the woman the slipper. The woman gave the Metropolitan the slipper since the issue caused much scandal and fuss among the people.

See also the previous story: Turmoil In Kalymnos Over "Sacred" Slipper
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