An Orthodox icon of St Elessa of Kythera from Mount Athos.

St Elessa came from the Peloponnese and was the daughter of a rich Greek, named Elladios. Her mother Eugenia was a devout Christian and was barren.

Theotokos of the Myrtle Tree (Panagia Myrtidiotissa, 'Παναγία Μυρτιδιώτισσα'). Early 20th century icon completed by the celebrated Greek painter Konstantinos Parthenis (1878-1967) for the Church of Aghios Alexandros in Palaeo Faliro, Athens.

Theotokos of the Myrtle Tree (Panagia Myrtidiotissa, 'Παναγία Μυρτιδιώτισσα'). Early century icon completed by the celebrated Greek painter Konstantinos Parthenis for the Church of Aghios Alexandros in Palaeo Faliro, Athens.

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The miraculous icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa (“of the Myrtle Tree”), Kythera [Commemorated on September

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The miraculous icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa ("of the Myrtle Tree"), Kythera

Saint Elesa of Kythera | MYSTAGOGY RESOURCE CENTER

Mystagogy Resource Center is an International Orthodox Christian Ministry headed by John Sanidopoulos.

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