Saturday, May 05, 2018

New Martyr Eleni of Lesbos

May 5

In 1961, a woman names Vasilike Rallis had a dream that she was at the church at Karyes on the Greek island of Lesbos. She saw a girl of fourteen or fifteen years of age praying, so that she also began to pray.  The girl said that her name was Eleni, and she was a martyr.  She lived with the mayor's family, and she was with them when the Turks tortured them on April 9, 1463.  Eleni said that she received a horrible beating and died, along with Sts. Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene. She said, "but if you only knew what I endured!"  Vasilike was hesitant to tell anyone about her dream.  The next night, she had another dream that she was in the village church.  She saw three clerics coming out oft the altar door, and she recognized Sts. Raphaela and Nicholas right away.  Many others came out as well.  Then she saw Sts. Irene and Eleni coming out together.  A woman approached Vasilike and told her that Eleni was not mayor's servant but his orphaned niece, and that Eleni also wishes to be remembered.  The woman talking to Vasilike was St. Irene's older cousin.


SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2017(with 2016's link here also and further: 2015,2014  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and even 2008!):

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