Can't find your spare set of car keys? Lost the remote for the umpteenth time? Today may be your lucky day.
In the Orthodox Church, Saint Fanourios (fah-NOOH-ree-os) is believed to be the patron saint of lost items and his saint's day is celebrated on August 27th each year.
On August 26th the faithful bake a special cake called a Fanouropita (fah-noo-ROH-peeta) as an offering to Saint Fanourios. The cake is presented at church for blessing, and prayers are offered for the lost item to be revealed by Saint Fanourios who intercedes on our behalf.
So, not only will you recover your long lost items, but you will also enjoy a delicious spiced cake in honor of Saint Fanourios. Sounds like a win-win scenario to me!