Ierapetra, Crete, Greece, August 2, 2022
On Sunday July 31, Metropolitan Kyrillos of Ierapytni and Sitia led a procession with the wonderworking Panagia Faneromeni Icon, transferring it to the monastery of the same name on the island of Crete.
The icon was carried five miles from the Church of St. George to the monastery located on the north side of Mt. Stavros, where it will remain until the patronal feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on August 15, reports the Metropolis of Ierapytni and Sitia.
Panagia Faneromeni (Greek: Revealed) is associated with the revealing of her icon at a number of churches and monasteries throughout Greece.
The holy image was accompanied by local clergy and believers of all ages, who took turns carrying it with awe and reverence, while prayers to the Theotokos were chanted throughout the procession.
After arriving at the monastery, Met. Kyrillos blessed the offered loaves and wished the numerous pilgrims to know the grace and blessing of the Panagia in their lives.
“The Mother of our Lord is the spiritual mother of all of us and we all turn to her holy face with faith, humility and reverence. She covers us with her holy veil and we all take refuge in her in every situation and trial. May the Panagia Faneromeni visit all of us and call us here ever year to venerate her,” the hierarch said.
OrthoChristian reported last week on a large procession that accompanied the wonderworking Panagia of Tinos Icon.