Little is known of the holy Martyr Phanourius, except that which is depicted
concerning his martyrdom on his holy icon, which was discovered in
the year 1500 among the ruins of an ancient church on Rhodes, when
the Moslems ruled there. Thus he is called "the Newly Revealed." The faithful pray to Saint Phanourius especially to help them recover things
that have been lost, and because he has answered their prayers so often,
the custom has arisen of baking a Phaneropita ("Phanourius-Cake") as a thanks-offering.
Kontakion in the Third Tone:
From a vile captivity, thou didst deliver the Lord's priests, and, O godly-minded
one, didst break their bonds by divine might; thou didst bravely shame the
tyrants' audacious madness, giving joy unto the Angels, O thou Great Martyr.
O Phanourius most glorious, we all revere thee as a true warrior of God.
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