Tag: Greek history

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

On August 6 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. The feast commemorates the transfiguration or metamorphosis of Christ on Mount…

Alexander the Great was born on this day in 356 BC

Alexander the Great was born on this day in 356 BC

Alexander the Great, otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings” was born on July 20 or 21, 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia. He was tutored by philosopher Aristotle until the age…

Greek PM speaks to children all over the world learning Greek

Greek PM speaks to children all over the world learning Greek

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis participated in a video conference with Greek kids all over the world, as well as children of different nationalities learning Greek. Mitsotakis spoke with students and teachers…

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

On June 24 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of Agios Ioannis the Baptist and Forerunner. Six months before his appearance in Nazareth to the All-holy Virgin Mary, the great Gabriel,…

Statue of Kolokotronis vandalised in central Greece 1

Statue of Kolokotronis vandalised in central Greece

One of Greece’s most revered heroes, Theodoros Kolokotronis, had a statue in his honour vandalised in the central Greek town of Ramovouni, in the municipality of Oichalia. According to Eleftheria Online, the…

Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Feast Day of Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland; this is all that is known of him for certain according to the history of the Gospels. Concerning…

Alexander the Great

On this day in 323 BC: The Death of Alexander the Great

On June 10, 323 BC in the late evening, after battling an unknown illness for nearly two weeks, Alexander the Great (Megas Alexandros), otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings”, quietly…

Statue of the last Byzantine Emperor is unveiled in Piraeus 3

Statue of the last Byzantine Emperor is unveiled in Piraeus

Yesterday a statue of the last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, often called the Eastern Roman Empire, was unveiled in Athens. In the square of the Holy Metropolis Church of Piraeus (Athens),…

June 6, 1822: The revenge of the Chios Massacre

June 6, 1822: Revenge of the Chios Massacre

Konstantinos Kanaris was a Greek Admiral, patriot, and politician who lived during the period 1790-1877. He achieved prominence due to his heroism in the Greek War of Independence. In 1822, the Turks…

On this day in 1825, Odysseas Androutsos passes away 11

On this day in 1825, Odysseas Androutsos passes away

Odysseas Androutsos was born on the Ionian island of Ithaca in 1788 and was the only son of the famous Arvanite bandit Andrea Verousi, also known as Captain Androutsou. His mother, who…