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Offline BusterMartin

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Slippers of Saint Dionysius - Greek Translation
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:38:12 PM »
Hello!  I was researching the slippers of Saint Dionysius, and the word I kept seeing was emvades.  However, in a letter from Greece they wrote a different word that looks like the English letters fylacta ( or something close to that).  Does that make sense?  What is the difference between the two words?  Thank you!!

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Re: Slippers of Saint Dionysius - Greek Translation
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 10:42:39 PM »
Here is an image of the actual writing....

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Re: Slippers of Saint Dionysius - Greek Translation
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 05:27:11 PM »
I do not read Greek, but if the word is "Phylacto" it means it is an amulet or holy thing kept from the relics of a saint.  Pieces of the slippers of St. Dionysios are considered relics.  They are given out to the faithful as blessings.