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August 5, 2021

The Church That Saint Eugenios the Aitolos Built in his Home Village


Saint Eugnios the Aitolos was born around 1595 in the village of Mega Dendro in Trichonida to poor parents. He was a forerunner to Saint Kosmas the Aitolos, who was born in the same village, and like him was a bright star during Ottoman slavery. He had as his disciple and biographer the newly-canonized Saint Anastasios Gordios (+ 1729). Saint Eugenios was canonized on July 1, 1982.

In his home village he built a church dedicated to the Entrance of the Theotokos, which was completed by his disciple Saint Anastasios Gordios. At this church every year till this day his memory is celebrated on August 5th with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Furthermore, in the cemetery of the same village, you can find not only the graves of his parents, but also the graves of the parents of Saint Kosmas the Aitolos.