August 14, 2018

The Snakes of the Panagia Have Made Their Appearance in Kefallonia (2018)

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.

It was reported that on August 6th this year one snake made its appearance in Markopoulo, when last year two appeared and the year prior only one made its appearance in Markopoulo, and one in Arginia appeared the same day just as last year. At their appearance, the bells rang joyfully to announce their arrival. It is not reported if more snakes have made their appearance since then.

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