Saint Spyridon Church (Corfu, Greece)

Saint Spyridon Church (Corfu, Greece)


The Church of Saint Spyridon, considered the protector of Corfu
was built in 1590 in the heart of Corfu Town, just behind the Liston Its distinctive red-dome bell tower, built in 1620, is the highest
building in the town, being a landmark The exterior of the church is typical for the Venetian architecture The Saint Spyridon’s relics are in the church behind the Altar,
housed in a silver shrine made in Vienna in 1867 It is believed Saint Spyridon saved Corfu four times: in 1629 & 1673
from plague, in 1533 from famine and in 1716 from the Ottoman attack The processions with the Holy Relic of Saint Spyridon take place
four times a year, to celebrate his miracles: Palm Sunday, Good Friday, August 11th and first Sunday of November Numerous devout Corfiots and pilgrims visit to kiss
the reliquary and pray to the saint The shrine with the Holy Relics of The Saint Spyridon He is the most important and revered of saints on the island
and many men are named after him The ceiling of the church is divided by golden frames into 17 parts,
painted in 1727 and restored in 1852

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