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Thousands of believers from the Dodecanese and from all over Greece traveled yesterday, on his feast day, to Panormitis in Symi to worship the miraculous icon.
Video: Alekos Lykopantis
As every year, this year too, the faithful attended the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Holy Monastery of Panormitis by the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Symi, Tilos, Chalkis and Kastellorizo etc. Chrysostom. This was followed by a Litany of the icon with the Philharmonic Choir of the Municipality of Rhodes.
The following were present at the celebration ceremony: as a representative of the Greek government, the Deputy Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy Mr. Ioannis Pappas, the Member of Parliament Mr. Vassilis Ypsilantis, the Deputy Governor of South Aegean Mr. Kallistos Diakogeorgiou, the Commander of the 95th National Guard Battalions Commander Major General Mr. Georgios Manouras representing also the GEE Chief Lieutenant General Mr. Konstantinos Floros, the Commander of the Special Warfare Command GEETHA Lieutenant General Mr. Dimitrios Houpis, the Director of the First Dodecanese Police Directorate Mr. Emmanuel Kazamias, the mayor of Symi Eleftherios Papakalodoukas, members of the municipal authority of Symi and the municipal council as well as many more representatives of political, military and other Authorities.