Tag: Christmas

Anarchists vandalise church in Athens with vulgar slogans (VIDEO) 1

Anarchists vandalise church in Athens with vulgar slogans (VIDEO)

With Greece in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic and having just successfully dealt with a major migration crisis asymmetrically launched by Turkey, anarcho-feminists have taken the opportunity under the cover of…

Elderly Greek man found dead on his boat 2

Elderly Greek man found dead on his boat

Port authorities have reported the discovery of the body of a 75-year-old man on Christmas Day, who had been missing for several days. The man was found dead aboard a sailing boat…

December 25, Nativity of Christ 4

December 25, Nativity of Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem during the reign of the emperor Augustus (Octavian). Caesar Augustus…

Jesus is the reason for the season 6

Jesus is the reason for the season

Christmas is just around the corner and many are feeling the frustration and chaos frantically trying to tackle shopping centre crowds for last minute gift purchases and pushing loaded shopping trolleys down…

Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos

President sends Christmas Message to Greek Diaspora

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulos sent his annual message to the Greek diaspora on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year, underlining the importance of its solidarity…

NATIVITY OF CHRIST

Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

On December 20th, the Greek Orthodox Church begins the Forefeast of the Nativity, whose liturgical structure is similar to the Holy Week preceding Pascha, for the birth of the Son of God is the beginning of…

KOURABIEDES

Traditional Kourabiedes Recipe in time for Christmas

Along with Melomakarona, the most popular Greek sweets served around the Festive Season are Kourabiedes- an almond shortbread biscuit, which consists of lots of butter, almonds and plenty of icing sugar. Here is a…

With 40 days till Christmas the Nativity Fast begins 27

With 40 days till Christmas the Nativity Fast begins

November 15 marks forty days until Christmas and in the Greek Orthodox Church, the Nativity Fast begins today! The 40-day fasting period otherwise known as Christmas Lent is when the Greek Orthodox…

Nick Kyrgios in hospital over Christmas with a spider bite 29

Nick Kyrgios in hospital over Christmas with a spider bite

Nick Kyrgios, who is currently ranked World No. 35 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, was sent to Canberra hospital over the Christmas period after suffering a spider bite on the…

Athens hosts Xmas lunch for 2,000 homeless 33

Athens hosts Xmas lunch for 2,000 homeless

The municpality of Athens has hosted a Christmas lunch to 2,000 homeless and deprived citizens at 13:00 at the indoors stadium of Rouf. The initiative was organised by the reception and solidarity…

PM welcomes children's Christmas Choir 35

PM welcomes children’s Christmas Choir

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hosted childrens choirs at the Maximos Mansion government headquarters on Monday, in celebration of the Christmas holidays. The Prime Minister and his wife Betty Baziana welcomed the…

Celebrating Christmas in the Diaspora 37

Celebrating Christmas in the Diaspora

Christmas in the Diaspora can be bittersweet for many of us who have loved ones in Greece. However, it’s also a time of year we can embrace our unique identity, a combination…