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The Miraculous Holy Icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

On September 24, 40 days after the Dormition of Virgin Mary, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Panagia Myrtidiotissa, the holy icon of Our Lady...

How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Dormition of Virgin Mary: When Was the Greatest Summer Celebration Established?

On August 15 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Dormition of the Theotokos, a traditional and family-oriented feast of great significance. It is the...

Dormition of Theotokos: The ‘Easter’ of Summer

Greeks consider the Dormition of Theotokos on August 15 to be the "Easter" of summer and celebrate it with great splendor throughout the country. In...

Northern Greece: Family Tragedy on August 15

A tragic incident that shocked Greece took place today, August 15, on the day of Virgin Mary’s Dormition, in Egnatia motorway near Thessaloniki. A 47-year-old...

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