The metropolitan church of the Presentation of the Saviour is situated in Kalamata by the feet of the frank castle. The Church is of byzantine Style with double steeples and was founded in 1839 and consecrated in 1879. On the 2nd February, a day of glorious celebration for the church, it has been established since 1884 to hold a religious procession carrying the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary around the city. This procession is attended by many officials and a lot of religious people. The miracle icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the «Vrefokratousa» (=holding the baby) or «Elousa» (=showing pity) and is put on a throne with gilt, embroidered vestments and is decorated with votive offerings from faithful people and its painting is attributed to the Evangelist Loukas.
This text is cited March 2003 from the Messenia Prefecture Tourism Promotion Commission URL below, which contains image.
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