Tag: Fasting

Revithosoupa: Greek Chickpea Soup

Revithosoupa: Greek Chickpea Soup Recipe

Margaret from Create Cook Share Growing up in Australia, my parents kept the Greek Easter traditions of fasting for 40 days. Even though it may sound like a long time, I never…

Eliopites- Cypriot olive pastries

Recipe for Eliopites- Cypriot olive pastries

Love of food and family are intertwined in the Greek culture, so it seems impossible to embrace one without the other. Every recipe triggers memories of dishes prepared for family gatherings, mostly…

Miracle of Koliva by St. Theodore

The Miracle of Saint Theodore the Tyro and Kolyva

Today the Greek Orthodox Church remembers the miracle of Saint Theodore the Tyro and Kolyva (boiled wheat). On the two Saturdays before Lent and the first Saturday of Lent we celebrate Liturgies…

katahra deftera lagana

Traditional Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera, which means ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera is a public holiday in Greece, and…

Apokries, Meatfare Sunday 1

Apokries, Meatfare Sunday

Today the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Apokries, Meatfare Sunday, which is the last day of meat consumption until Pascha. The Sunday of the Last Judgment or Meatfare Sunday is the third Sunday using the Lenten Triodion, the…

Athens’ New Vegan Secret  3

Athens’ New Vegan Secret 

Vegan restaurants are mushrooming around Athens as meat-free living is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst locals and visitors alike. I’m not a vegan but I really enjoy most vegan food –…

The understanding of fasting through Lent 9

The understanding of fasting through Lent

by Chysanthe Ntemos The human being as an entity has three divisions of which comprises its existence. The mind the (psychological structure), the body which consists of the metabolism, the functioning of…

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera 13

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera means no red or white meat, fish, dairy products,…