Tag: Greek Orthodox religion

Irene the Righteous of Chrysovalantou

Feast Day of Irene the Righteous of Chrysovalantou

Saint Irene was the daughter of a wealthy family from Cappadocia and was born in the ninth century. After the death of her husband Theophilus, the empress Theodora ruled the Byzantine Empire…

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…

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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…

President celebrates Epiphany Day on Syros 7

President celebrates Epiphany Day on Syros

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos attended celebrations for Epiphany Day on the island of Syros on Sunday. The day was officiated by His Eminence Ieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens…

Panagia Plataniotissa

Miraculous church of Panagia Plataniotissa in Kalavryta

At the village of Plataniotissa, 30km northwest of Kalavryta, at a beautiful green location, is one of the holiest and most unique pilgrimages of Greece, Panagia Plataniotissa (All Holy Virgin of the…

Agia Eirini Chrysovalantou

July 28, Feast Day of Agia Eirini Chrysovalantou

Agia Eirini Chrysovalantou was the daughter of a wealthy family from Cappadocia and was born in the ninth century. After the death of her husband Theophilus, the empress Theodora ruled the Byzantine…