The Appearance of Saint Iakovos Tsalikis in a Photograph 11 Months After His Death
By Dr Stylianos Papadopoulos
This photograph which is being published for the first time in the pages of this edition [Μακαριστός Ιάκωβος Τσαλίκης, 5th edition, published in 2000] was taken in the cell of the late Elder Iakovos eleven months after his death.
The Cypriot Hierodeacon who took it wasn’t able to visit the late Elder while he was alive, so he wanted to take a picture of his cell.
And – O the miracle! – when the film was developed, everyone was amazed to see the form of the late Elder.
An interesting observation has been made about the photo. The late Elder is full-bodied, in gigantic proportions, in relation to space in his cell and the very near distance to the wall from where the photo was taken. A professional Cypriot photographer pointed out that it takes at least 15 feet to shoot a full-length, upright person!
God is Glorified in His Saints! For details of this miracle, go to Mystagogy