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submitted by Kytherian Newsletter Sydney on 20.04.2014

Ayia Paraskevi. The patron saint icon that Peter V'landys carries with him

Peter V'landys. Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

On Australia Day 2014, Peter V’landys was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for services to racing.


To view / download a copy of this article as a .pdf, go to:

Peter V'landys.pdf

In the Australian honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement and service. ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.03.2014

over 100 year old artefact !

a artefact inside the holy church of myrtithia, this piece has been donated by the family that is signed on the candle holder ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.03.2014

'' in all his glory ''

at the helm is the bishop of kythera on this wonderful 15th august service at myrtithia 2013, I have been to the service so many times in past years and it is always a special day ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 30.03.2014

PACKED HOUSE.. !!

as usual large crowds at myrtithia on the 15th august 2013 service

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submitted by Barbara Zantiotis on 28.03.2014

Agia Anastasia 1986

This photo was taken in August 1986.

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Commemorated on September 24

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"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

Panagia Myrtidiotissa with myrtle prominent

Commemorated on September 24

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"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

Yet another icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Commemorated on September 24

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"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

Another icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Commemorated on September 24

[[picture:"Panagia Myrtidiotissa Sept 24.jpg" ID:22128]]

"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

Picture of the original icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, Kythera

Commemorated on September 24

[[picture:"Panagia Myrtidiotissa Sept 24.jpg" ID:22128]]

"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 02.03.2014

The miraculous icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

...("of the Myrtle Tree"), Kythera

Commemorated on September 24

"The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "Of the Myrtle Tree" (Myrtidiotissa) is in the monastery church of Myrtides on the Greek island of Kythera. It derives its name from the fact that it was found in a myrtle bush in the fourteenth century.

At that time, a shepherd was tending his sheep in a deserted valley which was filled with myrtle bushes. On September 24, forty days after the Dormition, ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 13.01.2014

Valerios Kalokerinos video-taping the Archbishop of Kythera

conducting the ceremony of Epithany, on the morning of the 6th January, 2014.

At the church of the Stavromenos, Hora.

For the meaning of Paramony and Epithany, read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 13.01.2014

A packed house in the delightful church of the Stravromenos, Hora

During the morning service of Epithany, conducted by the Archbishop of kythera, on the 6th January, 2014.

For the meaning of Paramony and Epithany, read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 13.01.2014

The Archbishop of Kythera conducting the Epithany Day service

at the Church of the Stavromenos, Hora, on the morning of the 6th January, 2014.

For the meaning of Paramony and Epithany, read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 13.01.2014

Large congregation present

During the Paramony ceremony of Epithany, the evening of the 5th January, 2014.

Lining up to receive holy communion.

For the meaning of Paramony and Epithany, read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 13.01.2014

Second altar amongst the congregation

During the Paramony ceremony of Epithany, the evening of the 5th January, 2014.

For the meaning of Paramony read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Western Christians ...

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 11.01.2014

Epithany celebrated on Kythera. Paramony ceremony at Potamos

The positioning of a second alter, surrounded by palm leaves is interesting. Father Petros explained the effect is to set the "alter" down amongst the people, so that the "divine" is much more accessible to all.

For the the meaning of "paramony" - read below.

Epiphany (Koine Greek: ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation", "striking appearance") or Theophany (Ancient Greek (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God"), which traditionally ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 09.10.2013

' up close '

the bishop of kythera at a recent church service at palochora in late august

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 03.10.2013

''agia ellessa ''

inside the beautiful church of agia ellessa which celebrates on the 1st august with the magnificent hand painted icons on the walls and ceilings

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 01.10.2013

'' blessing a saint ''

the bishop of kythera and other priests perform the blessing to agia ellessa ..