Graves and Relics of Metropolitans Uncovered in an Excavation of a Church in Rhodes

Source: Mystagogy

September 12, 2020


Earlier this month, during restoration work of the floor of the Metropolitan Church of the Entry of the Theotokos on the island of Rhodes, a major unexpected discovery took place. First, there was a tomb with a Metropolitan still sitting on his throne, then there was the tomb of Saint Meletios, along with the relics of four other Metropolitans. At the same time, the foundations of the first church that was located there and dates from the 15th century were revealed.

"On the one hand, there is historical information, and on the other hand, from the findings, conclusions can be drawn. The tomb (the first to be found) may date from the 15th century. This is the deceased who was buried sitting, which means that he was a Metropolitan. The same is shown by the tomb that was in front of the throne, which had another throne inside. So it was the tomb of Metropolitans. There we found four buried remains," His Eminence the Metropolitan of Rhodes, Mr. Kyrillos, told the local radio station Palmos and the newspaper Rodiaki

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