Thursday, 27 August 2015

Agios (Saint) Fanourios ...

Today is Agios (Saint) Fanourios name day.

On a hill outside Skiathos Town is a beautiful little church dedicated to Agios Fanourios, who is the patron saint of lost things

Traditionally on this day, a cake called Fanouripita is baked - you can see a 'video of the recipe' here.

On this day it’s traditional to drive the 5 minutes up to this church to pray for the safe return of anything you’ve lost. Homemade cakes are blessed in the church, and if you eat a slice it’s said you’ll then dream the location of the missing item.

So you if you've lost anything, and you visit the church, then you can light some candles to him.

Now, all I have to do is find where I put those candles ...!

Friday, 14 August 2015

'Πάσχα του καλοκαιριού' ...

Easter in Summer ...

On the island and wondering why its so busy?

Its the August holiday weekend, a religious holiday of some importance to your hosts.

Tonight at the Evaggelistrias Monastery, You will be able to see the candlelit procession, of the ephitaphos, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is celebrated.

Ephitaphos awaits

If you are on the island, and fancy seeing a unique event, make sure you are there by 22:00hrs tonight ...