George of Symvoulas

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St George of Symvoulas is celebrated twice a year April 23 and November 3 and refers to an old icon and church of St George the Trophy Bearer, found in Cyprus June in the year 1992 somewhere in the area named Symvoulas, a "Happy Valley" Episkopi within a British Military Base.

History of the name Symvoulas

The name Symvoulas comes from the Greek work for symvoulio, that means council. It is speculated that the Monastery took that name during the Byzantine times when the Bishops of the Church of Cyprus used to meet at that location for the councils of the Church. The reason this location was preferred by the Bishops for their council meetings was probably due to the geographical location of this area.

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