July 22 - (August 4 OC).
There are many islands in the Mediterranean Sea, larger and smaller. Most of them are Greek Orthodox. One of the most beautiful ones is the island of Chios.
Saint Markella is one of the most venerated Saints on the island.
Did you know that Christopher Columbus spent time there before he set off to discover the New World."Saint Markella of Chios" is "Paterikon for Kids" #101!
With each Paterikon book, feel free to choose a "Paterikon Purse" of your liking and either a fasting or non-fasting treat.