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August 2, 2021

A Chapel Built With the Blessing of the Panagia Paramythia

Chapel of the Panagia Paramythia in Dromolaxia, Cyprus

The following testimony was written on November 10, 2011 by Protopresbyter Petros Petrou, pastor of the Church of the Honorable Forerunner in Dromolaxia, Cyprus.

It was Sunday and I had liturgized at the large church of the village, at the Honorable Forerunner.

At the end of the Divine Liturgy, having distributed the antidron, a young man approached me and asked me if we were building a church in honor of the Panagia Paramythia. I said to him:

"Yes, my child."

Then he told me:

"I came here to make some sort of a donation," he said as he was holding money in his hands.

Wonderworking Icon of Panagia Paramythia at Vatopaidi Monastery

I asked who sent him and how he found out about it, and immediately his eyes became filled with tears and he told me:

"Father, I was at the Holy Mountain, at Vatopaidi Monastery, and while I was following the Divine Liturgy I heard a sweet woman's voice coming from the Chapel of the Panagia Paramythia, saying to me: 

'When you return to Cyprus, go to Dromolaxia and make a donation for my chapel that is being built.'"

Therefore, through this miraculous intervention of the Theotokos by the young man, we understood that it was the will of the Panagia for this chapel to be built.

Source: Θαύματα Παναγίας Παραμυθίας και Παναγίας Παντανάσσης, της Ιεράς Μεγίστης Μονής Βατοπαιδίου, Αγίου Όρους. Translation by John Sanidopoulos.