Tag: Greek faith

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

On November 9, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina. He is considered the Patron Saint for people who have cancer, heart trouble, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases.…

The Akathist Hymn

The Akathist Hymn chanted every Friday of Great Lent

The Akathist Hymn is a profound, devotional poem or chant, which sings the praises of the Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary (Theotokos). It is chanted in all Orthodox Churches throughout the world…

Miraculous Shrine of Saint Michael in Tarpon Springs, Florida 3

Miraculous Shrine of Saint Michael in Tarpon Springs, Florida

By Drossoulla Mavromati Last night, Saint Michael’s shrine in Tarpon Springs, Florida celebrated its 78th service for Archangel Michael, whose Feast Day is celebrated in the Greek Orthodox Church on November 8.…

Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker 10

Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

On November 9, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina, who is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints and is considered the Patron Saint for…

Month of August, dedicated to Panagia 16

Month of August, dedicated to Panagia

The first day of August also marks the first day of the Dormition Fast, as this month is dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) Holy Mother of God. It’s been said that the…

Feast Day of Agia Paraskevi 18

Feast Day of Agia Paraskevi

On July 26, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Paraskevi, who is the protector of the eyes. Agia Paraskevi was born in Rome of Christian parents, and from her youth was instructed…

America’s new Archbishop Elpidophoros enthroned in New York 20

America’s new Archbishop Elpidophoros enthroned in New York

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America was enthroned as the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on Saturday, June 22, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in…

Sunday of Holy Pentecost    25

Sunday of Holy Pentecost  

The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and ten days after the Feast of the Ascension of…

May 21 Feast Day of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni 28

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…

Holy Wednesday the Sacrament of Unction 30

Holy Wednesday the Sacrament of Unction

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament or Mystery of Holy Unction is conducted in Greek Orthodox parishes. The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the…

Saturday of Lazarus 31

Saturday of Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead…

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent 39

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…

‘Church’ of Scientology Sets Up Shop in Athens    41

‘Church’ of Scientology Sets Up Shop in Athens  

Walking along busy Asklipiou street in Exarcheia, you’ll come along a well-lit space that at first glance appears like a store of some sort; taking a closer look you’ll see the sign…

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy 44

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy

The most prominent of all Orthodox faith commences at the sacred Monasteries of Agion Oros and where Mount Athos protrudes amongst all with divine glory. It is the sanctuary, with which herritage…

Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs    49

Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs  

  January 30 is the Feast Day of the Synaxis of the Three Hierarchs, St Basil the Great, St John Chrysostom and St Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzus) who are the Patron Saints…