St. Phanourios the Great Martyr & Newly Appeared of Rhodes.

August 27

Little is known of the holy Martyr Phanourios, except that which is depicted concerning his martyrdom on his holy icon, which was discovered in the year 1500 AD among the ruins of an ancient church in Rhodes, when the Moslems ruled there. Thus he is called “the Newly Revealed.” The faithful pray to Saint Phanourios 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 Phanouropita (“Phanourius-Cake”) as a thanks-offering.