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Martyrs of Nicomedia

December 28, The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the 20, 000 Martyrs who were burned alive in the year 303 AD. At the beginning of the fourth century, during the reign of emperor…

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos 6

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos

On December 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Stefanos. Saint Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles ordained to serve the Church in Jerusalem. Being…

Feast Day of Agios Paisios of Mount Athos 16

Feast Day of Agios Paisios of Mount Athos

Agios Paisios of Mount Athos, born Arsenios Eznepidis, was a well-known Greek Orthodox ascetic from Mount Athos, who originated from Pharasa, Cappadocia. He was respected for his spiritual guidance and ascetic life…

Feast Day of Agia Kyriaki the Great Martyr 19

Feast Day of Agia Kyriaki the Great Martyr

On July 7 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agia Kyriaki the Great Martyr. Agia Kyriaki was the only child of Dorotheus and Eusebia. Since she was born on…

May 21 Feast Day of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni 21

May 21 Feast Day of 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…

Feast Day of Holy Martyr Christophoros of Lycea 23

Feast Day of Holy Martyr Christophoros of Lycea

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

Erdogan says he plans to turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque  27

Erdogan says he plans to turn Hagia Sophia into a Mosque 

Speaking on national television TGRT HABER yesterday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip spoke of Hagia Sophia, one of the most important and historic churches of Orthodoxy, saying, “After the election, entry to Hagia…

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent 31

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent

Ask Greeks when is their favourite time of year and the answer for many will be a resolute “Easter.”  Whether it is experienced in the fragrant Springtime of Greece with all its…

Feast of the Holy and Glorious Hieromartyr Haralambos 33

Feast of the Holy and Glorious Hieromartyr Haralambos

The holy, glorious Martyr Haralambos lived at the time of the Emperor Septimus Severus (194-211) in the city of Magnesia on the River Meander near Ephesus. He was 107 years old and…

Feast Day of Agios Antonios 35

Feast Day of Agios Antonios

On January 17 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Antonios. Saint Anthony, the Father of monks, was born in Egypt in 251 of pious parents who departed this…

December 28: The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia 44

December 28: The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the 20, 000 Martyrs who were burned alive in the year 303 AD. At the beginning of the fourth century, during the reign of emperor…

Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens 46

Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens

A homemade explosive device has detonated outside a church in Athens on Thursday morning, wounding a police officer and a civilian. The blast occurred outside the Saint Dionysios church around 7am, before…

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