My question has to do with an obscure Greek saint. A friend of mine has asked me to try to find some information about, or an icon of, St. Archonton [also spelled: St. Arhontion; feminine: St. Archondia; St. Arhontia], whose feast day is September 3.
A Greek nameday site lists St. Arhontion, St. Arhontia for September 3. In the book, "Wondrous is God in His Saints" is listed: "Sept. 3 St. Archontinus, martyr with St. Chariton". The "Book of Saints" by Mary P. Hallick, reads: "St. Archonton, the word is translated as 'ruler, magistrate'. September 3 is reserved in memory of St. Archonton, the martyr." Also: "Archontisa, feminine of Archonton." On the internet I found a Greek archeologist named Archondia Thanos. I found a 2008 obituary for a woman named Archondia Kallergis who was born Archondia Drosos, daughter of Odysseas and Katerini (Pashali) Drosos, in Phili, Kos, Greece circa 1927. I also found an ad for Archondi Apartments in Kefalos, Kos, Greece.
My friend's mother is Archondia (Cappas) Karas, daughter of Domnichi (Papaprokopis) Karas, who was born on Kos in 1916 and died in Ohio in 2012. St. Archonton [Archondia; Arhontion] seems to have been a saint that is especially venerated on the island of Kos. Theo Kritos Travel Agency told me that there is a small church on Kos with this name, but I haven't been able to get any more information from them in several months.
Does anyone know anything about saints especially venerated on Kos? My friend would like to have an icon written of her mother's saint for her nameday on September 3.
I would appreciate any scrap of information. Thank you so much.