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August 22, 2015

Statue Dedicated to the Discoverer of the Panagia Evangelistria Icon in Tinos


On August 10, 2015 His Eminence Metropolitan Dorotheos II of Syros and Tinos presided over Vespers and the Supplications Services in the village of Falatados on the island of Tinos in the Church of the Holy Trinity/St. John the Theologian. Present also were many other notable figures, including the Mayor of Tinos.

Demetrios Vlassis (1790-1877) was a native of this village and it was he who discovered the wonderworking icon of Panagia Evangelistria in Tinos on January 30, 1823 at the spot indicated by the Virgin Mary to Saint Pelagia in a vision, under the ruins of an ancient church. The Association of Worldwide Falatadians honored Demetrios Vlassis with a beautiful marble statue for his faithfulness and contribution to the island of Tinos and the Greek people at large. It is located in the area of the church mentioned.