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The church of Ypapanti is a Byzantine-style church, inaugurated in 1879. In the church is the Holy Icon of the Virgin Mary (Ypapanti), celebrated every February 2nd.
The icon is said to date from 672 AD and was found in stables during Ottoman rule after one of the city’s noblemen saw it in a vision. Having survived a fire, the back of the icon has been burned but the front is intact. The Holy Icon has the respect not only of the residents of Kalamata but of Greeks everywhere due to the numerous miracles that have been attributed to it.
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