Agia Theodora Church
Agia Theodora Church Vasta Reviews
St. Theodora, the Living Miracle Oct 28, 2011
The church of Agia Theodora (which is dedicated to St. Theodora) is an interesting religious center in Vasta, at the prefecture of Peloponnese, Greece. Due to its mysterious past, it is mostly visited not only by pilgrims but by travelers alike. The church is miraculous itself because despite of being constructed in a soft soil, it holds 17 trees on its roof. Note that the trees measure about 20 meters, some of which have diameter of almost half a meter. One interesting fact is that, no traces of roots were found either from the outside or inside of the roof. Another unexplained phenomenon is the underground water that comes beneath the church and flows beyond.
There are several write-ups about Agia Theodora and the miraculous church. And this one is quite interesting, and it says - According to the myth, Theodora was a young girl who joined the army and disguised as man since she had no brothers and her father was too old to join in. Apparently, another young girl fell in love with Theodora (thought she was a man) and told their commander that she was pregnant from Theodora. Then the commander offered to Theodora two choices: Marry the young woman, or sacrifice herself. Obviously, Theodora couldn't marry the other girl. Her faith in God was huge, so before her death, she spoke to the God and said "let my body become church, my blood become a river, and my hair the forest"
Well, you better go and see for yourself. Quite interesting!
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