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Panagia tou Harou

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[[Image:panagia_tou_xarou.jpg|thumb|left|Icon of Panagia tou Harou]]
[[Image:panagia_tou_xarou.jpg|thumb|left|Icon of Panagia tou Harou]]
At the church of St. John the Theologian, Leipsoi (Greece), dominates the icon (unique in all of the world) of the Virgin Mary, which is not holding the Holy Child but the Crucified Christ from where it derives its name '''Panagia tou Harou''' (Harou in Greek meanind death). The annual commemoration festival takes place [[August 23]] where the island of Leipsi fills with visitors from all over the Dodecanese, to witness the procession of the icon around the entire islands and see the annual blossoming of the dead bouquet of lilies at the icon.

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