05 May 1838

This is the day of St George in the old calendar. The American Missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease described the feast at St George the Near in Larnaca:

We did not arrive in time to see the liturgy, the removal of the picture out of the church for the convenience of the worshippers and the girl who fell on its removal (who had fits for about 13 years) and though she had often gone to the church cannot be healed.We saw many go to worship the picture while we were there. Many Turks were present, selling and buying and some keeping order. Some Turkish women and men went into the church whether with the desire to worship I know not. The Greeks say they reverence many of the saints.