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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 Christ. The Feast is always celebrated on a Sunday. Watch the live service here.
An act of bravery by two university students has been acknowledged as one of the first acts of resistance against the Nazis in Europe and the first in Greece, inspiring not only Greeks, but all subjected people, to resist against the occupation.
Hagia Sophia was one of several great churches originally built by Constantine, the first Christian emperor and founder of the city of Constantinople. For almost 1,000 years Hagia Sophia remained the largest Greek Orthodox Christian church in the world.
Referred to as one of the darkest days in Greek history, the Fall of Constantinople took place on May 29, 1453, a battle that was part of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453).