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Tag: Greek Orthodox Church

January 19, Feast Day of Agios Makarios the Great

January 19, Feast Day of Agios Makarios the Great

On January 19 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Makarios the Great. Saint Macarius the Great of Egypt was born in the early fourth century in the village…

January 18, Feast Day of Agios Athanasios

January 18, Feast Day of Agios Athanasios

On January 18 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Athanasios. Agios Athanasios was born in Alexandria in the year 296, and from his early childhood, he had an…

January 17, Feast Day of Agios Antonios

January 17, Feast Day of Agios Antonios O Megas

On January 17 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Antonios O Megas, the Anchorite of Egypt and the Father of all Monks. Saint Anthony was born near Herakleopolis…

Epiphany 2021 in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany 2021 in Tarpon Springs, Florida

16-year-old Colten Sakadales retrieved the Holy Cross at this year’s Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs, Florida. For 115 years, large crowds have turned out at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and at…

January 6, The Feast of the Holy Epiphany

January 6, The Feast of the Holy Epiphany

On January 6 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Epiphany, commemorating the Baptism of Christ in the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and the divine revelation of…

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Face masks now compulsory in places of worship

From midnight tonight, wearing face masks across Greater Sydney NSW will be a compulsory and legal requirement in indoor venues including places of worship such as Greek Orthodox churches; in addition to cinemas, gaming areas, on public transport and for staff at hospitality venues, with failure to do so resulting in a $200 fine starting Monday.

January 1, Feast Day of Saint Basil the Great

January 1, Feast Day of Saint Basil the Great

On January 1 the Greek Orthodox church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia. Saint Basil was born in the year 330 in Caesarea, to a family renowned for their learning…

December 22, Feast Day of Agia Anastasia the Pharmakolitria

December 22, Feast Day of Agia Anastasia the Pharmakolitria

On December 22nd the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Anastasia Pharmakolitria, Saint Protector of poison and other harmful substances. The Great Martyr Anastasia the “Deliverer from Potions”, also Anastasia the Healer or Anastasia of Sirmium was martyred…

December 21, Feast Day of Agios Themistocles

December 21, Feast Day of Agios Themistocles

On December 21 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Holy Martyr Themistocles, protector of persecuted Christians. Holy Martyr Themistocles lived in the city of Myra of Lycia during the reign of the…

Father Epifanios

Father Epifanios, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, passes away

One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Agios Dionysios Church in Zakynthos

Agios Dionysios Church in Zakynthos

Agios Dionysios is the largest church in Zakynthos and celebrates on December 17, which is the Feast Day of Agios Dionysios, Patron Saint, and Protector of the island. This holy and miraculous…

December 17, Feast Day of Agios Dionysios

December 17, Feast Day of Agios Dionysios

On December 17, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Dionysios, the Patron Saint of Zakynthos and Saint of forgiveness. Agios Dionysios was born on the Greek island of Zakynthos in 1546 but his…

Feast Day of Agios Spyridon the Wonderworker 2

Feast Day of Agios Spyridon the Wonderworker

On December 12 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Spyridonas the Wonderworker, who is the Protector of poor people and the Patron Saint of the island of Kerkyra.

December 5, Feast Day of Agios Savvas

December 5, Feast Day of Agios Savvas

On December 5, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Savvas the miracle worker. Saint Savvas the Sanctified was born in the fifth century at Cappadocia of pious Christian…

Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas in Patras is the largest Church in Greece. Thousands of people visit every year to see the exquisite architecture, beautiful paintings, and icons and to pray to the Holy Apostle Andreas,…

Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel 3

Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel

On the 8th of November the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast day of the Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel, along with Raphael, and of the other bodiless and heavenly orders, the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…