Saint Valentine was a martyr in the name of Christ much earlier before the Schesmatic Separation of the Catholic and Othodox Church. He was accepted by the Catholic Church but was not Catholic, exactly as St. Peter, St. Anthony, St. Nicholas etc.
He was buried in the Catacombs of St. Priscilla in Rome.
There are rare Holy Icons of St Valentine preserved in the church of Santa Maria Antiqua, in the parish of Rome Greeks of the period of Roman Empire
A solemn Divine Liturgy took place
in Mytilene, Lesvos on Sunday, February 14, 2016,St. Valentine Day at 11 am, at the Catholic Church of Our Lady Mary in Ermou street market in Mytilene city
Marek Gitrowski and Fiona Jeganaphan, a distinguished biochemist and cancer researcher, decided to get married on Lesvos . May 2016
The couple lives in England but they have friends and relatives all over the world who arrived on Lesvos to attend the ceremony. As they said, the refugees problem and the negative promotion of the island did not affect at all their decision,
Many couples from around the world have announced that they will get married at the Catholic Cathedral of Lesvos since 2016, including the princess of Thailand.
Daphnis and Chloe grow up together on the isle of Lesvos during the 2nd century AD , herding the flocks for their foster parents. They fall in love but, being naive, do not understand what is happening to them. ....
Daphnis and Chloe is the story of a boy (Daphnis) and a girl (Chloe), each of whom is exposed at birth along with some identifying tokens. A goatherd named Lamon discovers Daphnis, and a shepherd called Dryas finds Chloe. Each decides to raise the child he finds as his own , but love was born between them in the most naive expression, in the most romantic scene, that is the nature of ancient Lesvos ....
Daphnis Chloe Cortot Louvre
Daphnis and Chloe is a novel, set on the isle of Lesbos during the 2nd century AD, where and when scholars assume the author to have lived. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral; its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealized world
Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, writes wikipedia.
According to the novel, Philetas, a wise old cowherd, explains to them what love is and tells them that the only cure is kissing They do this.
Eventually, Lycaenion, a woman from the city, educates Daphnis in love-making.
Daphnis, however, decides not to test his newly acquired skill on Chloe, because Lycaenion tells Daphnis that Chloe "will scream and cry and lie bleeding heavily [as if murdered].".
....In the end, Daphnis and Chloe are recognized by their birth parents, get married, and live out their lives in the country (wikipedia)
Love Festival : the Dalaras concert
The Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency, well known singer George Dalaras ,gave a concert on Lesvos, on Saint Valentine Day 2016.
Syrian refugee musician Dany, had joined his melodies on stage by the Goodwill Ambassador Dalaras for the Municipality’s Love festival when proposed by Deputy Mayor Astyrakakis ,,, find story
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