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Tag: Greek Orthodox

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 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 28, The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

December 28, The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the 20,000 Martyrs who were burned alive in the year 303 AD. At the beginning of the fourth century, during the reign of emperor Maximian…

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos 1

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos

On December 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Stefanos. Saint Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles ordained to serve the Church in Jerusalem. Being filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit, he worked miracles and wonders among the people. Today is also the name day of Stefanos, Stefania, Mavrikos and Mavrikia. Xronia Polla!

December 25, Nativity of Christ

December 25, Nativity of Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, was born of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem during the reign of the emperor Augustus (Octavian). Caesar Augustus…

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 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

December 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

On December 20th, the Greek Orthodox Church begins the Forefeast of the Nativity, whose liturgical structure is similar to the Holy Week preceding Pascha, for the birth of the Son of God is the beginning of…

December 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord 2

December 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord

The Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord begins on December 20. From now on, most of the liturgical hymns in Greek Orthodox Churches worldwide will be concerned with the birth of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Spiro Stavis St Basil's

Spiro Stavis: St Basil’s man with a vision

Spiro Stavis, newly appointed Acting CEO, has a vision for St. Basil’s NSW & ACT: for consumers to see their lives improve upon joining the St. Basil’s family of programs and services. He speaks about his new role, “I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in my professional life. I know that every day I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.”

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.