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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Commemoration Of The Miracle Of The Great Martyr George In Zakynthos In 1688

Commemoration Of The Miracle Of The Great Martyr George In Zakynthos In 1688
Tribute of the Doubt of the Very good Object George in Zakynthos (Buffet Day January 30)

The Very good Object of Christ, George, is on the whole fortunate this day in Zakynthos, in the function of he is fixed to the trade-in of the desert island from the plague that took place in the year 1688.

In 1669 Cretan refugees came to the desert island of Zakynthos after Heraklion compress to the Turks, plus whom was Ioannis Papadopoulos who brought with him an old icon of Saint George, which was positioned incoming the Church of Saint Demetrios of Kola. Unorthodox thieves, notwithstanding, uncovered it of its silver trim and threw the icon in a squat on November 13, 1688.

According to the scholar and priest Nicholas Gavriilopoulos, two unripe men at dawn were departure hunting, and on their way they came upon the icon in the squat. They ran back to the Church of Saint Demetrios and told the district priest somewhere they found it and how. The Protopriest and other priests from the desert island went to the spot of the revealing with candles and incense and brought it to Foros (Saint Wrest Commons), somewhere an excommunication was read towards those who strong this vandalism. Finally it was as a result transferred back to the church anew.

Positive days far along, on November 24th, near here the unanimous district a plague spread, which they not rushed a divine perceptive for the vandalism. For forfeit the type resorted to fasting and prayer. By January 30, 1689 they were glowing free of the plague. This was not rushed a sensation of Saint George, and as a result the festival was decide. A Refurbish was written by Nicholas Gavriilopoulos himself, and it was in black and white in Venice in 1710. The survey moreover methodical on February 7, 1689 that every year a method was to take place on January 30th.

It was fundamental to build a church in decorate of Saint George to council the conjuring icon. This Church of Saint George the Kamariotis of Koumouton, built by the nobleman Yakumo Komoutos on his land in celebration of his parents, and which was round Saint Wrest Commons at the beginning of Mantzarou Track, irritate the significant inscription: "George, by this church in your municipal, we foreigners transfer to you our trade-in."