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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 01.10.2013

'' the blessing of a saint ''

the procession of all the bishops and priests parade towards the icon of agia ellessa to conduct the service at her place of being ordained a saint ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.09.2013

'' at the helm ''

the bishop of kythera officiating at this years myrtithia service ... voutha sas !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 29.09.2013

''all the predsidents men ''

the mayor and all the island hierarchy in all their splendor at this years panayia myrtithdtisa 15th august service ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 24.09.2013

melitianika ...

a lovely little church service in the village of melitianika , near potamos late august ....this little village church has magnificent hand painted frescoes on the walls ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 22.09.2013

'' if you see me walking down the street''

the icon of the virgin Mary on parade at St. George.. west end Brisbane as part of the 24th September panayias celebrations .

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 22.09.2013

panayias church service brisbane 2013

the icon of ' tis panayia' on display and paraded around St. George church at west end Brisbane ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 22.09.2013

24th september panayia celebration..

panayias church service at St. George.. Brisbane. 2013..xpona polla !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 17.09.2013

'' bread and wine ''

receiving holy communion at a church service at poliohora ..

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 15.09.2013

'' its lonely at the top ''

the bishop walks up the hill from palochora after the church service , the service is held in one of the old churches in palochora, the church is on the left of the bishop , the little grey one [e kerea tou foro ] , and after the morning service a great morning tea is served ....

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 12.09.2013

''HOLY GROUND ''

inside the surrounds of our holy Myrtithia, the essence of kythera !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.09.2013

'' THE BLESSING OF A SAINT''

one of the loviest church services of the summer , the celebration of agia ellessa on the first of july , the little service at the location where agia ellessa was killed , when in kythera try to go to another church service outside of Myrtithia on the 15th august, there are lovely church services all over the island in august and they are very moving and shows the splendour of the greek orthodox christiananity , plus lots of people to meet, some of you dont even go to Myrtithia !!! so out of bars and cafeneos and go to a church service, it will do you a world of good !!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.09.2013

'' two great icons''

two great kytherian icons.... agia ellessa and george pullos... !!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 11.09.2013

AGIA ELLESSA ''

lovely agia ellessa church service this year , the bishops and priests found it hard to combat the northely winds in early august

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 09.09.2013

'' stairway to heaven ''

the bishop of kythera , after the service on the 15th august at myrtithia heading upstairs to the priests retreat after another lovely and moving service for a well deserved ''cafethaki ''

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 08.09.2013

'BEHIND THE SCENCES''

at agia ellessa this year, the priest at agios theodoros who came to australia last year with the bishop and mayor, take part in this years service on the 1st august ... '' ke tou xpono '' ...!!

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 10.09.2013

' and the little congregation '

lots of ''xopane '' from surrounding villages attend church[ayios jannis] at trifyllianika for the john the baptist celebration day .. on the 29th august what a wonderful day , after the service coffee is served and lots of village stories. are to be told...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 04.09.2013

'' XPONA POLLA ''

lovely little church service at trifyllianika on the 29th august , for the celebration day of john the baptist , although the little boy holding the candle finds it a bit all to hard ......

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 02.07.2013

'' WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYES''

is there a more lovely sight in kythera than a full moon in august ? the moon at its brilliant moment over illaroitissa church in potamo .. cant wait to see the full moon in august this summer ...to light up the beauty of the island at night ...

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submitted by Stephen Trifyllis on 12.06.2013

''all alone "

this lovely old church is in a remote part of the island on the way to diakofti with the mountains of agia moni and agios georgious in the background . does anyone know the name of this church ?

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submitted by Kytherian Religious Consciousness on 17.05.2013

The Metropoliti addressing the large crowd that attended

....the feast day of Ayios Theothoros, 2013

At the Monastery of Ayios Theothoros, Kythera

The Ayios Theothoros Feast Day, is commemorated on May 12th

Historical sketch

The monastery of Saint Theodoros was built by craftsmen from Monemvasia at the place where a smaller one previously existed and where Saint Theodoros had lived like a hermit the 10th century. The Saint was born in Koroni and came to Kythera when the island was deserted. For this reason he is perceived by the Kytherians to be the one who brought life to the island. Saint Theodoros died on the 12th of May 961 A.C. and his body was found intact three years later.

From Ioannis Mavromatis

The Kytherians celebrated with faith and splendor today, 12 May 2013, Agios Theodoros name day. It is important that the Holy icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa was also there. That happens about every 30 years, because of the late this year Pasha date.

A special guest invited by Metropolitan Serafim was the Metropolitan of East Attica, Nikolaos, a well known and wise person, who was the key speaker and blessed the people. The Philarmonic Orchestra of Potamos directed by Stratis Theodorakakis-Tsabiras added pomp and pulse.

Some 50 pilgrims from Koroni, Ag. Theodoros birth place attended as every year, as well.

With the melodic and harmonic psalms of the Kytherian Chorus directed by George Lourandos-Pieros, every one had a real celebration.

With the blessing of Agios Theodoros to all of you, XRONIA POLLA.