June 7, 2011

Chronology of the Life of Saint Panagis Basias

1801 - Born in Lixouri, Kefallonia during the bishopric of Metropolitan Ioannikios Anninos (1783 - 1817).

1821 - Becomes a public school teacher.

1827 - Goes to the Holy Monastery of Dios to become a monk.

1828-9 - Returns to Lixouri.

1828-36 - Employed as a private teacher and ordained a Reader.

1836 - Ordained a Deacon and Presbyter by Archbishop Parthenios Makris.

1845 - Manifestation of sickness begins together with "foolishness for Christ".

1861 - His sister Maria dies.

1864 - Insurance is given for him to be taken care of for his illness.

1864 - Union of the Ionian islands with Greece takes place.

1867 - Catastrophic earthquake takes place. His home is destroyed.

1867 - Lives in the house of his cousin John Geroulanos.

1868 - Bishop Constantinos Iakovatos dies.

1884-89 - Archbishop Germanos Kalligas.

1888 - June 7 he falls asleep in the Lord.

1976 - June 6 his relics are translated.

1986 - February 4 he is proclaimed a Saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

1986 - September 7 his feast is proclaimed in Lixouri for June 7.

Read about the life, miracles and prophecies of St. Panagis here and here in English and here in Greek.

Απολυτίκιον Ήχος α΄ "Της ερήμου πολίτης"
Ληξουρίου τον γόνον, Ιερέων το καύχημα, της Κεφαλληνίας φωστήρα νεοφανώς ανατείλαντα, τιμήσωμεν εν ύμνοις Π Α Ν Α Γ Η Ν, τον μύστην της Τριάδος της σεπτής, εμφανώς κεκοσμημένον προφητικώ του Πνεύματος χαρίσματι. Διο τον δοξάσαντα αυτόν λαμπρώς αντιδοξάσωμεν, ινα ευρωμεν χάριν και πταισμάτων την συγχώρησιν.

Κοντάκιον Ήχος γ΄ "Η Παρθένος σήμερον"
Χαρμοσύνοις άσμασι, Κεφαλληνία η νήσος, συγκαλείται σήμερον των φιλεόρτων τα πλήθη, έρεισμα της Εκκλησίας ανευφημήσαι, σέμνωμα νεοφανέντα Ορθοδοξίας, Παναγήν τον Θεηγόρον, Χριστού τον μυστην και ταύτης αγλάϊσμα.

Τον του Ληξουρίου γόνον λαμπρόν, Ορθοδόξων κλέος Ιερέων υπογραμμόν, της Κεφαλληνίας αγλάϊσμα το νέον, τον Παναγήν τον Θείον ύμνοις τιμήσωμεν.