Tag: Christians

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

On June 24 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of Agios Ioannis the Baptist and Forerunner. Six months before his appearance in Nazareth to the All-holy Virgin Mary, the great Gabriel,…

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Greek PM visits The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitstotakis visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Tuesday evening, Jerusalem Patriarchate reported. He was accompanied by a group of his associates including Minister of Energy Mr.…

Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Feast Day of Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland; this is all that is known of him for certain according to the history of the Gospels. Concerning…

Ascension of our Lord

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Today is the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, which is celebrated each year on the fortieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha…

Saints Constantine & Helen

May 21 Feast Day: Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni

On May 21, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Konstantinos and his mother Agia Eleni. This great and renowned sovereign of the Christians was the son of Constantius…

Saint Therapon

Feast Day of Saint Therapon

On May 14, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Martyrdom Therapon, who was a monk and ascetic on the island of Cyprus. He was worthy of episcopal rank and, during a…

Feast Day of Holy Martyr Christopher of Lycea

Feast Day of Holy Martyr Christopher of Lycea

On May 9 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Holy Martyr Christopher of Lycea, who is also known as the protector of drivers. Saint Christopher was at first named…

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Feast Day of Irene the Great Martyr

On May 5 the Greek Orthodox church commemorates the Feast Day of Irene the Great Martyr. Saint Irene was the daughter of a princelet called Licinius; named Penelope by her parents, through…

Feast Day of Agios Georgios

Feast Day of Agios Georgios, the great Martyr

  Today is the Feast Day of Agios Georgios, a great and glorious Martyr of Christ, born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. Being a military tribune, or…

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Athens illuminated with Easter Fireworks (VIDEO)

Fireworks were set off at the stroke of midnight on Holy Saturday, in seven parts of the centre of Athens, as an alternative way to celebrate Easter in the Greek capital this…

Holy Fire in Athens

Arrival of the Holy Fire in Athens

A few minutes before 6pm on Holy Saturday, the Aegean airline plane carrying the Άγιο Φως (Holy Fire) from the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, arrived at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The…

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Great and Holy Pascha

On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the…