Thursday, 8 May 2014
Cave of "Panagia Chrysospiliotissa", Deftera village, Nicosia ( Part 1)
On a sunny Sunday day we decided to visit the cave of "Panagia Chrysospiliotissa" ( Holy Mother's Golden Cave) at Deftera village just outside of Nicosia.
We wanted to visit the cave for some time now and it was nice to finally make it despite the fact it is only a few minutes drive from where we live!
Once we arrived, early in the afternoon, we noticed that many other visitors were already there, most of them non-Cypriots!
We walked up the stairs and entered the cave. The cave is not that big but it is separated in 3 different areas. The main one is near the main entrance and a smaller one is located on the left side. On the right side a narrow corridor leads to the souvenir shop.
The original icon of Holy Mother is located in another Church nearby for safety reasons. A duplicate one has been placed there were many women pray. "Panagia Chrysospiliotissa" is known to help women with pregnancy issues and has performed miracles in the past! ( end of Part 1 )