Tag: Greek religion

Saint Spryridonas

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 4, Feast Day of Agia Barbara

December 4, Feast Day of Agia Barbara

December 4 is the Feast Day of Agia Barbara, who is considered one of the major Saints of the Greek Orthodox Church. Her memory is celebrated today and it is also the Name Day of Varvara, Damaskinos, Damaskini. Xronia Polla!

Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel

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.

Panagia Fidiotisssa

Panagia Fidiotissa in Kefalonia

The legend of the Virgin says it all started from a bush that was seen burning in Loggos. Approaching to extinguish the fire, they saw that only one tree was burnt and the icon of Virgin was in its roots. They brought it to the village church but the next day the icon was missing.