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Hierophanies and Miracles

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Abstract

There appears to be no surprise, not a trace of fear in these encounters between pious people and saints. Awe comes later, as the miracle is told in words and becomes part of collective memory.4 As in many parts of Greece and Cyprus, each Madonna in Lipsi has her own name and Grace, no matter how the priest tries to explain that there is only one Holy Virgin with many different designations depending mainly upon her representations. The excerpt I just cited makes it clear that Virgin Mary prevails and may well be equated with other female saints.

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Oral Tradition Large Perimeter Patron Saint Parish Church Greek Tradition 
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© Marilena Papachristophorou 2013

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