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Mother Mary, the Unfading Rose

Around the year 1890, a fisherman from the seaport of Piraeus fished up an old icon from the rocks.

The icon depicted the Virgin Mary holding Christ, seated as a child, holding in his hand a "Rose".

News of the find quickly spread throughout the region.

The sacred artwork was housed in a private chapel built by a wealthy family as its “home” and named Church of the Unfading Rose.

There the old icon has been venerated for more than 120 years.

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