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Chris Vlahonasios

That’s a wrap: Byzanfest film festival founder Chris Vlahonasios shares 2020 behind the scenes and award winners

Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.

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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.


Psihosavato, ‘Saturday of Souls’

Today is Psihosavato, a day in a series of Saturdays set aside in the liturgical Greek Orthodox Calendar for the remembrance of those who have died. These days occur on designated Saturdays before and during the seasons of Lent and Easter: the first two are observed on the two Saturdays before Lent begins, the third Saturday of Soulscoincides with the first Saturday of Lent, and the fourth Soul Saturday takes place on the Saturday before Pentecost, the close of the Easter season. Saturday holds special significance in the religious calendar as the day on which the crucified Jesus lay dead in the…