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Αγία Βαρβάρα / Saint Barbara
St. Irene Chrysovolantou by Alexandra Kaouki of Crete
Close up of the Icon of St.Irene Chrysovalantou is said to have wept preceding and during the Persian Gulf War. St. Irene was known for her humility and eventually became abbess of the convent. As the story goes, an angel appeared and presented her with three apples from heaven. She ate the first one in tiny pieces over 40 days, cut up the second and gave pieces to other nuns who were sick, and they were healed. She ate the last apple just before her death at age 106.
St. Irene Chrysovalantou's story starts out like a fairy tale. Then it really gets interesting!