Tag: Greek Orthodox Church

Feast Day of Agios Gerasimos, Patron Saint of Kefalonia

Feast Day of Agios Gerasimos, Patron Saint of Kefalonia

The Patron Saint of Kefalonia island, Agios Gerasimos, has been a source of solace and strength for locals and pilgrims that arrive at the island to receive his grace every year. His holy…

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Every year on September 24, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa which was found on Kythera in the 14th century. “The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of…

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What is the significance of the Cross for Orthodox Christians?

During Sunday’s Orthodox Cafe, held weekly at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Stylianos in Gymea, Dr Philip Kariatlis opened an inspiring discussion about what the Holy Cross means for Orthodox Christians.

Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr

Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr

On September 16, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr. The Holy Great Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised was the daughter of Christians, the senator Philophronos…

9/11 Remembrance at Ground Zero in New York City

9/11 Memorial Service at Ground Zero in New York City

It’s been 19 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. On this day 9/11 in 2001, two planes flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. As the Twin Towers…

Fanouropita (Agios Fanourios Cake) Recipe

Fanouropita (Agios Fanourios Cake) Recipe

Fanouropita is made on August 27th, to commemorate Saint Fanourios the Martyr and Miracle Worker- the revealing saint. Agios Fanourios is one of the saints that is asked to intercede when things…

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15th. It is a day of celebrating Panagia, Mother of All. Καλό και ευλογημένο…

Dekapentavgoustos

August 15, Dekapentavgoustos

August 15 or Dekapentavgoustos is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and…

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open 6

Muslims in Athens fear first official mosque will not open

Muslims in Athens fear their own official place of worship that is due to open could be delayed in retaliation for the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Turkey’s Daily Sabah…

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…

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