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 ...!

1 comment:

  1. Ah. Sadly, I was not there, but I wish I had been - I lost my lottery ticket (for Friday's Euro Millions draw) and knowing what numbers I had picked, I know I had two winning lines. More accurately, two lines with wins on them. Total value 9.50GBP. I wonder if it will still work when we go out to the island mid September?