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The Holy Metropolis of Mytiline, Eressos and Plomariou [1] (Gr. Μυτιλήνης, Ερεσσού και Πλωμαρίου) is part of the Church of Greece


The current metropolitan is His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos III of Mytiline (Gr. ΙΑΚΩΒΟΣ Γ' Μυτιλήνης, Ερεσσού και Πλωμαρίου)


The Metropolis of Mytiline governs the 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. 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.

See also

Miraculous and wonder-working icons

Local saints

New Martyrs


End notes

  1. Mytiline can also be spelled Mytilene, Mitiline or Mitilene
  2. Her identity was discovered in 1931 in an ancient ruin and is unoffocially recognised since there are no records to her martyrdom.
  3. His holy relics and tomb were found in 1935.
  4. How they martyred and when is unknown. They are only mentioned in a Synaxaristis by Saint Nicodemos the Aghiorite
  5. Goerge the so-called Pazianos or Paizianis or Pasgianos.

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