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Greek world celebrates the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Greeks all over the world celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary today, which next to Easter, is the most sacred and most celebrated feast day of the Orthodox calendar. In countries…

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The Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15th. It is a day of celebrating Panagia, Mother of All. Καλό και…

Dekapendavgoustos, Celebrating Panagia 3

Dekapendavgoustos, Celebrating Panagia

August 15 or Dekapentavgoustos is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and…

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Celebrating Dekapendavgousto in Greece

A Panigiri is a centuries-old traditional and cultural festival organised during the summer months mainly in the villages of Greek islands and mainlands where the patron saint is celebrated. The Feast begins…

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The snakes of the Virgin Mary appear in Kefalonia

The snakes of the Virgin Mary have this year appeared in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia, days before the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, on August…

Panagia Fidiotisssa

Panagia Fidiotissa in Kefalonia

The most well-known church of Kefalonia is that of Panagia Fidiotissa. Every year a phenomenon occurs in the small church in the vicinity of Markopoulos, on the south side of the island…

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Ports packed as locals leave Athens for Dekapendavgousto

Ports across Athens were packed on Sunday as locals left the city to head for their summer holiday on the islands, ahead of Greece’s much anticipated Orthodox holiday “The Dormition of the…