Miraculous Virgin Mary Churches of the Aegean Sea

  There are numerous Marian churches in the Aegean sea. Some majestic, some humble and quiet, built on rocks, in caves and inaccessible hills. Their past is filled...

Dormition of Virgin Mary – Greek August 15 Customs

On August 15, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the dormition of Virgin Mary and her resurrection before entering Heaven. The Dormition of the Virgin is the...

Despite Reports Mount Athos Avaton Not Repealed

Greek Newspaper "Orthodoxos Typos," recently reported that the World Council of Churches (WCC) decided the repeal of Mount Athos avaton, allowing women to visit the...

Cremation with a Simple Written Statement

The Greek government gave the green light for the opening of cremation centers, with an amendment to the Environment Ministry bill. The regulations, signed by Interior...

Former Attica Bishop Found Dead in Keratea

Former Attica Bishop Panteleimon Bezenitis was found dead at Vgethi beach, Keratea, in northeastern Attica, on Wednesday, July 2. According to Greek news, the former Bishop...

Greek Bishop Condemns Gay Pride Parade

The bishop of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, condemned Gay Pride celebrations of the LGBT community, stating that it is “a perversion of human existence.” “Do not give...

Church Prompts for Spiritual Voting in Greece ‘s Elections

Apart from the thousands of candidates running for securing their "fifteen minutes of fame" in the forthcoming Greek local and European Parliament elections, and...

The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition...

Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

Easter is a moveable feast celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox full moon (i.e. on Sunday after the full moon of...

Crete School Seeks Parental Consent for Holy Communion

The director of an elementary school in Ierapetra in Crete, Greece, has asked parents to confirm that their children are prepared to receive Holy...

Christians and Muslims Unite for Cephalonia

An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the victims of the earthquake in Cephalonia. Both the Holy Bishopric of Maroneia and Komotini...
Clean Monday

Clean Monday and It’s Traditional Observance

By John Sanidopoulos* - Clean Monday -Καθαρή Δευτέρα in Greek- refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. The entire first week of...

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