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Ágios Dionysius

Zakinthos, Greece
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Ágios Dionysius  Zakinthos  Greece

Ágios Dionysius

This Greek Orthodox church in Zákinthos Town honors Dionysius of Zákinthos, a 16th-century monk renowned for forgiveness. He was elevated to sainthood because his body remained intact after his death and smelled of flowers and frankincense. Dionysius's glass-and-gilt tomb is displayed here in the church, and legend has it that sometimes the tomb can’t be opened because the saint has ventured out to perform miracles. When the priests regain access, they have found his slippers worn and coated in seaweed. The house of worship also has impressive frescoes and ornate lamp holders.