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    The Holy Snakes of the Virgin Mary, an annual phenomenon in Kephalonia, Greece.

    ORTHODOX CHURCH

    Virgin Mary "lactans" Virgin Lactans, showing Mary breastfeeding Jesus. Painted in 1784. Byzantine Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece.

    Mary

    Holy Relic of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, from her girdle (belt, cincture). It was taken from the grave of Saint Thomas the Apostle who brought it from Jerusalem to India. Now it is preserved under the guard of Jacobite Syrian Church in Homs, Syria.

    Paolo Veneziano, Virgin Mary and Child, 1354

    Virgin Mary and God Child 25 Apr 2008, Chatenay-Malabry, France --- Coptic Orthodox Icon of Virgin and Child --- Image by © © Philippe Lissac /Godong/Corbis

    Icon with the Koimesis ("Falling Asleep") of the Virgin Mary, late 10th century Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople Inscribed in Greek: The Koimesis Ivory

    Church of the Holy Fool, Rev. Ethan Acres preaches on "Wheel of Fate"

    Ithaca from Fiskado, Kephalonia, Greece by EEPaul, via Flickr

    Argostoli Harbour, Kephalonia, Greece

    Wayside Shrine between Arillas and Agios Stefanos, Greece

    Chora, Patmos - Greece monastery of Saint John the Theologian - founded in 1088

    Venetian Lighthouse at Fiskardo #travel #Greece #Kefalonia

    Orthodox Church, Syria

    Interior Meteora monastery, Greece

    The Story of Dattatreya

    Datta Aarti

    The mummified body of St Gerasimos in Cephalonia, Greece. (I had a close encounter!)

    During iconoclast heresy, icons were taken from people. When soldiers cut the icon of a pious Nicean widow, blood flowed. God told her to cast the icon in the sea; it stood upright and sailed west. Soon Mount Athos Iveron monks saw a pillar of light on the sea; it lasted several days. Virgin Mary told them only a monk named Gabriel was worthy to take it. The icon was put in the sanctuary but found at the gate several times. Virgin Mary told monks she would protect them, not otherwise. (Feb 12)

    Assos Village , Kefalonia Island. I have a picture of this very same plant and hill ahaha!