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Saint Fanourios

By August 26, 2010


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!


August 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm
(1) Mrs Arana says:

I’m still looking for my lost jewelry…do you think Agios Fanourios will help, or should I start buying new?

August 30, 2010 at 4:57 am
(2) Thea says:

Thank you for the recipe and the history of this wonderful cake. I have been baking a similar St. Phanourios Cake for many years and because I seem to loose things (prescription eye glasses, jewelry, etc.) he is one of my favorite saints.

Enjoy these lovely last days of summer!

September 7, 2010 at 10:27 am
(3) Sophie says:

My Catholic husband put me onto St. Anthony. I’ve been praying for my watch. Nothing. So now it’s St. Fanouris turn. Thanks for the reminder. Mrs. Arana, never stop buying!! It’s fun.

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