Saint Phanourios

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Phanourios the Newly-Manifest is recognized as a saint by the Greek Orthodox church.[1] He is commemorated on August 27.[2]

Saint Phanourios icon by Angelos Akotantos (second quarter of 15th century)

Saint Phanourios was awarded the Martyr's Crown in the Orthodox Christian faith.

He is also well known for finding people's lost belongings after fervent supplications.

Angelos Akotantos from Crete has painted a number of the Saint's icons many times depicting him killing a dragon; this tradition is found mainly in Crete especially in icons of the 15th century when the Saint is said to have saved many Cretans from certain death from the hands of the invading Ottomans.[3]


  1. ^ Gnisos - Orthodox Saints - The Holy and Glorious Great Martyr St. Phanourios the Newly-Manifest Whose memory we celebrate on 27 August. Translated by [Father] George Lardas from the Great Synaxaristes of the Orthodox Church (in Greek), 4th Ed. (Athens, 1974), Vol. VIII, pp. 470-474.
  2. ^ Orthodox Church in America - St Phanourius
  3. ^ Article from the newspaper "To Vema" (in Greek)

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