Metropolis of Mytiline
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== History ==
== History ==
The Metropolis of Mytiline
The Metropolis of Mytiline area of . The island of Mutiline is separated from the Turkish mainland by a narrow channel of the Mediterranean. Mytiline is most famous for an original [[icon]] painted by St. [[Apostle Luke|Luke the Evangelist]] and it is enshrined in the village and the [[Church of Agiassos|Church of ''Agiassos'']]. Mytiline is also famous for housing the relics of St. [[Theodore of Byzantium]] and more recently the Ss. [[Raphael, Nicholas and Irene]]. It also has taken on a greater significance for housing the [[Archangel Michael of Mantamados|Mantamados]] icon, one of only two "statue" icons in Orthodoxy and extremally wonder-working for the army, military and air-force.
== See also ==
== See also ==
Revision as of 06:33, October 4, 2011
The Metropolis of Mytiline has jurisdiction over an area of islands in the northeastern Aegean Sea. The island of Mutiline is separated from the Turkish mainland by a narrow channel of the Mediterranean. Mytiline is most famous for an original icon painted by St. Luke the Evangelist and it is enshrined in the village and the Church of Agiassos. Mytiline is also famous for housing the relics of St. Theodore of Byzantium and more recently the Ss. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene. It also has taken on a greater significance for housing the Mantamados icon, one of only two "statue" icons in Orthodoxy and extremally wonder-working for the army, military and air-force.
Miraculous and wonder-working icons
- Saint Euprepeia 
- Saint Thomayi of Lesbos (January 3, 1204)
- Saints Olympia and Euphrosynis (May 11 - 13th century)
- Saint Andrew, Archbishop of Crete (July 4 - 7th and 8th-century)
- Saint George, Bishop of Mytiline (April 7, 821)
- Saint Gregory, Bishop of Accou (March 4, either 1150 or 1185)
- Saint Theoctiste
- Saint Theophanis the Sirgiannis
- Saints Full Brothers David, Symeon and George the Confessors
- The Saints 5 virgin-martyrs of Lesbos 
- New-martyr Theodore of Byzantium (February 17, 1795)
- Holy New-martyrs Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene
- New-martyr Anastasios and Demetrios of Asomaton and Agiason (August 11 - between 1816-1819)
- New-martyr George the so-called Pazianos  (February 14, 1693)
- New-martyr Doukas the Mytilinain (April 24, 1564)
- New-martyr Theodoros the Hatzi-Mytilinain (January 30, 1784)
- New-martyr Constantinos of Agarinon (June 2, 1819)
- New-martyr Luke the Mytilinain (March 23, 1802)
- New-martyr Nicholas the Mytilinain (1771)
- Ecumenical Patriarch Parthenios and new-martyr (March 24, 1657)
- New-martyr Efthymios Agritellis (May 29, 1921)
- "Saint" Ignatios Agallianos (1480-1566)
- Saint Irene of Athens
- Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Leimonos founded by Saint Ignatios Agallianos in 1526.
- ↑ Mytiline can also be spelled Mytilene, Mitiline or Mitilene
- ↑ Her identity was discovered in 1931 in an ancient ruin and is unoffocially recognised since there are no records to her martyrdom.
- ↑ His holy relics and tomb were found in 1935.
- ↑ How they martyred and when is unknown. They are only mentioned in a Synaxaristis by Saint Nicodemos the Aghiorite
- ↑ Goerge the so-called Pazianos or Paizianis or Pasgianos.
- Official Webpage (in Greek)