Caves of Vasa Koilaniou -Cyprus
Trip Start Oct 09, 2011
11Trip End Oct 21, 2011
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Apostle Varnavas and Timonas
The cave of apostle Varnavas is located in the north-west of the village and it is the cave where the Saint led a hermit's life.
Part of the holy shrine and the skull of the Saint are kept in the main church of Evangelistria. Leontios Machaira refers in a script that until the year 1897 there was a church dedicated to Saint Varnava and it was located in the same place of today’s church of the Virgin Mary of Evangelism.(Evangelistria)
The other cave is dedicated to Saint Timonas and it is the place where 5 ancient tombs were found
The Photo Showing the Miracle:
While I am in the cave of Saint Varnava the picture above the icon attracts my attention and I ask why it has been put above the Saint's icon. Father Nikolas tells me that it was taken many years back and it shows the miracle that happened on that particular day. The photo shows bright light falling like a waterfall in the cave. Father Nikolas tells me of the miracle because he was present when this happened.
In short the person who had taken the photo could not understand what was happening with her camera
Father Nikolas kneeled down and asked the people who were present to do the same and they all started praying. Nobody could understand what was happening until the film was developed and the result was this bright light coming down through the cave which the lens grabbed.