August 7, 2016

The Snakes of the Panagia Have Made Their Appearance in Kefallonia (2016)

Just as every year, from the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ till the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, or from August 6th to 15th, snakes appear in a wondrous manner in two villages of Kefallonia with chapels dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos, in Markopoulo and Arginia, that appear to worship among the pilgrims who flock to these chapels, and venerate of their own accord the icon of the Panagia.

And like last year, one snake made its appearance for the feast of the Transfiguration in Markopoulo during the morning service this year, and before that a little after midnight in Arginia another snake appeared, to the joy of the faithful, who consider it a special blessing for their village and island. It is expected that more snakes will make their appearance in the coming days.

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