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Saint Valentine
 in Lesvos  

and get married!  

In Lesvos of Romance, of Poetry, of Beauty and of Love
Couples in Love from any place of the world are invited,

  to get married on Valentine's Day by the Mayor of the island as part of the group wedding ceremony that takes place on Lesvos commemorating the origins and relation of Valentine the Saint with the island   
 St. Valentine, a martyr, who during his days, was marrying in silence
and giving his blessings to  couples in love 
lies by his relics in the Catholic Church
in downtown of Mytilene,
capital of Lesvos island

Saint Valentine in Lesvos

Saint Valentine was a martyr in the name of Christ much earlier before the Schesmatic Separation of the Catholic and  Othodox Church. He was accepted by the Catholic Church but was not Catholic, exactly as St. Peter, St. Anthony, St. Nicholas etc.

 He was buried in the Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome.

There are rare Holy Icons of St Valentine  preserved in the church of Santa Maria Antiqua, in the parish of Rome Greeks of the period of Roman Empire

Saint Valentine Relics in the Catholic Church
downtown Mytilene  


A solemn Divine Liturgy took place

 in Mytilene, Lesvos on Sunday, February 14, 2016,St. Valentine Day  at 11 am, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady  Mary in Ermou street market in Mytilene city 

Couples in Love Invited  


Weddings in St'Valentine's Church become glamorous

Marek Gitrowski and Fiona Jeganaphan, a distinguished biochemist and cancer researcher, decided to get married on Lesvos .  May 2016

The couple lives in England but they have friends and relatives all over the world who arrived on Lesvos to attend the ceremony.  As they said, the refugees problem and the negative promotion of the island did not affect at all their decision,

Many couples from around the world have announced that they will get married at the Catholic Cathedral of Lesvos since 2016, including the princess of Thailand. 

Eros is Lesvos born, and this is why 

Pair of Lovers. National Gallery, London

Indeed, Lesvos is the garden of earth where Love was born 

Daphnis and Chloe grow up together on the isle of Lesvos during the 2nd century AD ,  herding the flocks for their foster parents. They fall in love but, being naive, do not understand what is happening to them. ....

Daphnis and Chloe is the story of a boy (Daphnis) and a girl (Chloe), each of whom is exposed at birth along with some identifying tokens. A goatherd named Lamon discovers Daphnis, and a shepherd called Dryas finds Chloe. Each decides to raise the child he finds as his own , but love was born  between them in the most naive expression, in the most romantic scene, that is the nature of ancient Lesvos ....

Daphnis Chloe Cortot Louvre 

Daphnis and Chloe  is  a novel,  set on the isle of Lesbos during the 2nd century AD, where and when scholars assume the author to have lived. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral; its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealized world

 Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, writes wikipedia.

According to the novel, Philetas, a wise old cowherd, explains to them what love is and tells them that the only cure is kissing They do this.

Eventually, Lycaenion, a woman from the city, educates Daphnis in love-making. 

Daphnis, however, decides not to test his newly acquired skill on Chloe, because Lycaenion tells Daphnis that Chloe "will scream and cry and lie bleeding heavily [as if murdered].".

....In the end, Daphnis and Chloe are recognized by their birth parents, get married, and live out their lives in the country (wikipedia)


#Sappho, the Ancient poet of Love, from Lesvos

"gracious your form and your eyes as honey : desire is poured upon your lovely face Aphrodite has honored you exceedingly...” 

Sappho, ancient Greek lyric poet. She was born on the isle of Mytilini and lived in the 7th Century BC

Sculptures from the new Acropolis Museum in Athens find that