Church of Presentation of Virgin Mary in Ntomata

This monastery is in the village Ntomata of Kefalonia -where the coffin of Patriarch Gregory V . The martyr according to the Orthodox Church , was hanged by the Turks on the day of Easter in 1821 in Istanbul as retaliation for the uprising of the Greeks. The sacred relics of Patriarch were found floating in the Bosporus by Nicolas Sklavos, a ship owner from Kefalonia who moved it to Odessa. Its coffin was given as a blessing , and he brought it home and donated it to the church of Virgin Mary. The temple is carved, dressed with gold leaf of inestimable value while its icons were of Russian style. It is celebrated on November 21st and April 10th.


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