Metropolis of Symi

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== Metropolitan ==
 
== Metropolitan ==
 
The current [[metropolitan]] is His Grace Bishop [[Chrysostomos (Dimitriadis) of Pamphilos]], who was consecrated as Bishop of Pamphilos on [[November 8]], 1980. He was born [[October 26]], 1944 in Imbros of Turkey and ordained a priest [[August 6]], 1968.
 
The current [[metropolitan]] is His Grace Bishop [[Chrysostomos (Dimitriadis) of Pamphilos]], who was consecrated as Bishop of Pamphilos on [[November 8]], 1980. He was born [[October 26]], 1944 in Imbros of Turkey and ordained a priest [[August 6]], 1968.
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== Island of Symi ==
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Symi island is rocky and barren and has thrived on the success of its sponge-diving fleet and boat-building industry. The island was largely paganistic with a strong mythology dominating the islands culture. By the 17th century it was considered the third wealthiest island of the Dodecannese. There are reputedly over 300 monasteries, churches and chapels on the island. Some of the more well known include:
  
 
== Monasteries and Churches ==
 
== Monasteries and Churches ==
There are reputed to be over 300 monasteries, churches and chapels on Symi. Some of the more well known include:
 
 
* The Monastery of Panormitis Michael
 
* The Monastery of Panormitis Michael
 
:''see main article'' '''[[Archangel Michael of Panormitis]]'''
 
:''see main article'' '''[[Archangel Michael of Panormitis]]'''
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* The late 19th century church of Saint George. This has an unusual pebble mosaic of fierce mermaids. In the folklore of the islands, these were responsible for the fierce storms that would sink ships.
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* The Roukouniotis Monastery is a 15th century monastery built like a fortress. Outside the fortress walls one can see century old cypress trees in the shape of umbrellas.
 
* The Roukouniotis Monastery is a 15th century monastery built like a fortress. Outside the fortress walls one can see century old cypress trees in the shape of umbrellas.
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* The Monastery of the "Megalos Sotiras" (the Great Saviour).
 
* The Monastery of the "Megalos Sotiras" (the Great Saviour).
*The Church of the Virgin (Panaghia) on the hill with the castle was built on the site of the temple of Athena Acra.  
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* The Church of the Virgin (Panaghia) on the hill with the castle was built on the site of the temple of Athena Acra.  
  
 
The following churches are to be found in the wider area of the island:
 
The following churches are to be found in the wider area of the island:
*St. John Tsangrias,  
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* St. John Tsangrias,  
*St. Prokopios (14th century) and  
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* St. Prokopios (14th century) and  
*St. Marina of the Neras (15th century).
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* St. Marina of the Neras (15th century).
*In the area of Emborios there is a chapel dedicated to the Ascension of Christ in Kokkinochroma Bay which is next to the sea.  
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* In the area of Emborios there is a chapel dedicated to the Ascension of Christ in Kokkinochroma Bay which is next to the sea.  
*There is also a church dedicated to the Panaghia Apokoui (who listens) on the inlet of Nimos.
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* There is also a church dedicated to the Panaghia Apokoui (who listens) on the inlet of Nimos.
  
 
== The continual presence of Archangel Michael ==
 
== The continual presence of Archangel Michael ==
 
Residents of Symi call Archangel Michael Panormitis '''a thief''', tongue in cheek, because if a dedicatory offering is not made the Archangel finds some way to take it for himself.
 
Residents of Symi call Archangel Michael Panormitis '''a thief''', tongue in cheek, because if a dedicatory offering is not made the Archangel finds some way to take it for himself.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 17:27, May 22, 2008

The Metropolis of Symi constitutes the geographical island of Symi, in the Dodecannese, of Greece but is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople and is most famous for its miraculous icon of Archangel Michael o Panormitis.

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Metropolitan

The current metropolitan is His Grace Bishop Chrysostomos (Dimitriadis) of Pamphilos, who was consecrated as Bishop of Pamphilos on November 8, 1980. He was born October 26, 1944 in Imbros of Turkey and ordained a priest August 6, 1968.

Island of Symi

Symi island is rocky and barren and has thrived on the success of its sponge-diving fleet and boat-building industry. The island was largely paganistic with a strong mythology dominating the islands culture. By the 17th century it was considered the third wealthiest island of the Dodecannese. There are reputedly over 300 monasteries, churches and chapels on the island. Some of the more well known include:

Monasteries and Churches

  • The Monastery of Panormitis Michael
see main article Archangel Michael of Panormitis
  • The late 19th century church of Saint George. This has an unusual pebble mosaic of fierce mermaids. In the folklore of the islands, these were responsible for the fierce storms that would sink ships.
  • The Roukouniotis Monastery is a 15th century monastery built like a fortress. Outside the fortress walls one can see century old cypress trees in the shape of umbrellas.
  • The Monastery of the "Megalos Sotiras" (the Great Saviour).
  • The Church of the Virgin (Panaghia) on the hill with the castle was built on the site of the temple of Athena Acra.

The following churches are to be found in the wider area of the island:

  • St. John Tsangrias,
  • St. Prokopios (14th century) and
  • St. Marina of the Neras (15th century).
  • In the area of Emborios there is a chapel dedicated to the Ascension of Christ in Kokkinochroma Bay which is next to the sea.
  • There is also a church dedicated to the Panaghia Apokoui (who listens) on the inlet of Nimos.

The continual presence of Archangel Michael

Residents of Symi call Archangel Michael Panormitis a thief, tongue in cheek, because if a dedicatory offering is not made the Archangel finds some way to take it for himself.


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