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Church of Saint Spiridon, Corfu

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View the relics of a 1st-century saint at Church of Saint Spiridon, an unassuming Greek Orthodox church built in the 16th century. Though easily overlooked from the outside, the church boasts an elaborate interior, including a marble iconostasis, a double sarcophagus for the remains of St. Spyridon, and other Baroque elements. The relics were moved here in 1949 following the fall of the Byzantine Empire. Note the intricately painted ceilings with gold trim recounting the saint's life, as well as the incense burners hanging from the ceiling. Visitors are expected to be quiet, respectful, and dressed modestly. Add Church of Saint Spiridon to your Sinarades travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sinarades itinerary planner.
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  • In Greece there are plenty of places worth visiting is one of them-the island of Kerkyra (Corfu). It is much different from the rest of the country, including the fact that he chose St. Spyridon and preserves so far. You can find a lot of information, but something it's better to know in advance. If you want to visit the real holiday, come to the procession (one of four) held in Corfu when brought relics Spiridon Trimythus. We celebrate the day of memory of St. 25 December and Kerkyra-12 (different calendar), back in Palm Sunday, Easter Saturday (note the calendar) and August 11, as well as the first Sunday of November. Any other day can come to the streets of Saint (Agios) Spyridon (on the opposite side there is a sign), pray, put candles on the street. In 5:00 pm and sometimes at other times (personal experience) of a priest or a monk discovering cancer on both sides at the same time. If Spyridon on site, you will discover cancer and you will be able to venerate the relics of the Saint, but don't go out of the Church on the other side of the altar there is a shop where you can buy various ecclesiastical goods and souvenirs as well as ask a piece. Sometimes the monks go out and distribute them in the temple, but it is best to go and ask (they are quite well understand Russian). Greece was occupied by the Turks for a long time and only remained free thanks to the intercession of Kerkyra Spiridon. Local always turn to Spiridon with their problems, a day does not pass that would not visit him and not "prigruzit" their affairs. Not only do they believe, they know that it will help. The shops on the street (opposite the entrance with excellent Natalia worked for Russian-help write Greek note)-can buy a silver plate for donations with the image of your subject (when the patient hand-arm, with no children-baby, etc.) you know, helps! Favorite icon can also purchase memory and consecrate at crayfish St. (ask the monks or priests) we brought depicting Spiridon Trimythus and Nicholas standing nearby. Gathered at the Corfu as pilgrims-consider calendar difference. If you want to choose where to have a rest in Greece-choose Corfu (Kerkyra)-never regret! And go to the Temple of St. Spiridon pray! By the way, if you have a Schengen visa can go on the ferry and in Bari (Italy) by Nicholas Chudotvorcu (night there, night-back and the day to visit the Temple of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and excursions)
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  • The sanctity of space, coupled with the existence of permanent Body of Saint Spyridon, in a beautiful place with beautiful images causes emotion to the visitor who can forget looking at the unique images of Urania.
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  • Both the Orthodox Church as the Catholic (in reality are one) venerate this holy. He is a Saint for all over the world. Many Russians visit.
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