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Greek Orthodox Religion

Seeking the truth within: Chinese ‘Greek’ violinist and blogger’s conversion to Greek Orthodoxy

A firm believer in God, Yianni has spent the last decade ‘finding himself’, and through that delicate and life-altering process, he came across Orthodox Christianity and the Greek Culture. He has embraced the Greek community and culture with such respect and admiration, that you’d think he was born Greek, even though he is from an Asian background. This is Yianni’s story about his decision to convert to Greek Orthodoxy.

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

That’s a wrap: Byzanfest film festival founder Chris Vlahonasios shares 2020 behind the scenes and award winners

Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.

Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel

On the 8th of November the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast day of the Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel, along with Raphael, and of the other bodiless and heavenly orders, the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

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