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Panagia stolen from Elona Monastery in Greece

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Written by Basil on 08/20/2006 8:40 PM. Filed under:

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According to pious tradition, the Elona Monastery was founded when a miraculous icon of the most-holy Theotokos (panagia) was found among the crags of a high cliff. This panagia has now been stolen, reports the BBC.

The monastery and the icon brought hope to the Greek people during Turkish oppression that one day they would know freedom. “So important is this particular Panagia… that the deputy chief of the national police force is leading the inquiry.”

Read more: BBC NEWS | Europe | Greek police hunt for stolen icon

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2 Responses to “Panagia stolen from Elona Monastery in Greece”

  1. elona Says:

    can you tell me what is stolen

  2. Basil Says:

    An icon of Mary, the Mother of God, was stolen. She is often known by her title Panagia — “most-holy” or, literally, “all-holy,” in Greek.