Talk:Panagia Galaktotrofoussa

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ASDAmick

Hi father, I was wondering if you could (for consistency) change this page to "Panagia Galaktotrofoussa" from "Panaghia Galaktotrofoussa". Also, are you able to check these two pages for me also ... Archangel Michael of Panormitis and Archangel Michael of Mantamados. Vasiliki 18:37, January 22, 2008 (PST)

I moved it for you. - Andrew 05:03, January 24, 2008 (PST)

Monk from Galaktotrofoussa monastery (Cyprus)

Does anyone know the name of this reposed monk who is apparantly "saintly" and if he has been formerly canonised? Article:

November 4, 1999: An abbot whose body has not decomposed since his death 11 years ago is now revered as a saint by monks at a small Orthodox monastery in Cyprus who are refusing to bury him, a newspaper reported in September, 1999. Monks at the Panayia Galaktotrophousa monastery in the southern district of Larnaca maintain that the body of their abbot, Chrysostomos, has stayed intact even though he died in 1988, Politis newspaper reported. Photographs printed by the paper showed a body covered with white cloth adorned with crosses sitting upright in a wooden box -- with a withered hand peeping out. The abbot was buried immediately after his death at the age of 79 but his grave was opened in 1991 in order for the remains to be placed in an ossuary. The monks have refused to heed their skeptical superiors and rebury the body. His body, apart from the head, remained virtually intact. It did not have a sweet smell but did not have a stench either. "That means sainthood," the present abbot, Agapios, told the newspaper. (Reuters, donated by Shala)
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