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Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Skull of the Newly-Canonized Saint Daniel of Katounakia

On September 7, 2020 the Orthodox Church celebrated the first feast of Saint Daniel of Katounakia after his official canonization by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in March. This photograph was taken by Monk Philaretos following his official canonization on March 12th at Katounakia of the Holy Mountain. The writing on the skull says:

Αὕτη ἡ κάρα ἐστί,
Δανιήλ Μοναχοῦ τοῦ ἐκ Σμύρνης τῆς Μι/
κρᾶς Ἀσίας. Ἔθανεν
τῇ 8η/9/1929,
προσδοκῶν Ἀνάστα/
σιν νεκρῶν.

This skull belongs to,
Monk Daniel of Smyrna in As/
ia Minor. He died
on 9/8/1929,
and awaits the Resurr/
ection of the dead.

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