Vasiliki Rallis, the First Visionary of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, Has Reposed on the Age of 100

The blessed nun Irene, extra famously recognized by her secular identify Vasiliki Rallis, has reposed on the age of 100, as of this previous Monday on the fifth of December 2022, at round 8:00 am. This happened on the Sacred Monastery of Panagia Eleousa in Patras. Her funeral happened on December sixth.Vasiliki was born in Thermi on the island of Lesvos, a number of months after the Asia Minor Catastrophe. Her household was from Moschonisi (Cunda Island) of Asia Minor. Her father, Nicholas Maragos, was imprisoned, whereas her pregnant mom went to Lesvos as a refugee, escaping as if by a miracle from the bloodbath, in that tragic September of 1922. They crossed to the hospitable coast of Lesvos and settled within the space of Thermi, the place she was born on January 28, 1923. In Mytilene she acquired her basic training, within the  Girls’ High School and the French School of the time. Over time, she married Angelo Rallis and had two daughters and one grandchild named Panagiotis.

In 1959, she determined to satisfy her mom’s want and to rebuild the dilapidated Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, on the hill of Karyes. This was the event for the following revelation of this sanctified location, the place Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene and their companions lived and have been martyred and have been buried greater than 500 years earlier, whose total historical past was misplaced to time. Vasiliki was the primary, together with different residents of Thermi and the broader space, to grow to be a vessel of alternative, for which they acquired the surprising divine revelations of the Holy Martyrs! What Vasiliki and different locals noticed of their blessed goals and what they mentioned was amazingly confirmed by the shovel of the excavations in 1962!

From an early age, Vasiliki took her first steps as a author within the area of Poetry and Literature, with the particular traits of nostalgic love and ache for the Motherland, in addition to her robust religion and reverence for God and His Saints. Among her works: “Karyes, the Hill of the Saints”, “Homeland Unforgettable Asia Minor”, “Penelope”, “The Refugee” and the poetry assortment “Echo of the Soul”. Her work “Karyes, the Hill of the Saints”, is an experiential account of the apparitions of the Newly-Revealed Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene (or Rinoula, as Vasiliki used to name her) and their companions who have been martyred on the hill of Karyes in Lesvos, within the olive grove owned by the couple Angelo and Vasiliki Rallis.

In her ultimate years, Vasiliki lived in Patras, initially on the house of considered one of her daughters, Mrs. Angeliki Rallis, Professor of Linguistics on the University of Patras, in addition to on the Sacred Monastery of Panagia Eleousa of Patras from 2009, the place by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patras, on February 4, 2022, Vasiliki was tonsured a nun and acquired the identify of her Saint Rinoula, as Saint Raphael had predicted to her in considered one of her visions! She selected to stay her remaining years in Patras to be close to her daughter. May her reminiscence be everlasting!


Nun Irene together with her two daughters, Niki (left) and Angeliki (proper) and her son-in-law Stratis Hatzipanagiotis

Nun Irene with Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Patras and Abbess Makaria

The tonsuring of Nun Irene


Saint Raphael,Nikolaos and Irine as witnessed by Vasiliki Ralli

Testimony of Vasiliki Ralli on the miraculous appearances of the Saints Raphael,Nikolaos and Irine to her and other residents of Thermi,Lesvos ,Greece, and nearby villages which led to the discovery of the Saints’ relics.For Orthodox videos with English subtitles you may also visit the user:Vasileia




Miracle of saint Raffael

Vasiliki Ralli,resident of Thermi Lesvos,was one of many witnesses of miraculous events which took place in the area and led to the discovery of the holy relics of Saint Raphael,Saint Nikolaos,Saint Irine and other martyrs on the hill of Karyes in Mrs Ralli’s olive tree orchard.For Orthodox videos with English subtitles you may also visit the user:Vasileia




Έγινε καλόγρια στα 100!

Η Βασιλική Ράλλη που με τα όνειρα της πριν από 64 χρόνια οδήγησε στην εύρεση των λειψάνων του Αγίου Ραφαήλ στη Θερμή της Λέσβου, έγινε μοναχή σε Μοναστήρι της Πάτρας. Περισσότερα:



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