On December 15 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Eleftherios. When…
Greek Orthodox Religion
On December 12 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Spyridonas the Wonderworker, who is the Protector of poor people and the Patron Saint of the island of Kerkyra.
“Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves. Your ‘neighbour’ is everyone you meet. The underpinning is to be ‘Christlike’, and tonight’s event was people coming together to spread love, as our Lord did.” The Share With The World 2020 charity fundraiser raises over $250K.
On December 6 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Nikolaos, also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker
because of the many miracles he is known for such as ill-treatments, restorations of the poor and the release of the three commanders.
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.
The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on November 21 each year. The Feast commemorates when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple in Jerusalem.
“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.
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.