Tag: Greek traditions

December 5, Feast Day of Agios Savvas 5

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…

Holy Monastery of Agia Varvara Roussanou in Meteora 7

Holy Monastery of Agia Varvara Roussanou in Meteora

The Monastery of Agia Varvara Roussanou is one of the six active monasteries in Meteora and it is dedicated to Agia Varvara, who is commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Church on December…

Feast Day of Agia Barbara the Great Martyr 12

Feast Day of Agia Barbara the Great Martyr

On December 4, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Barabara the Great Martyr, who is considered one of the major Saints of the Greek Orthodox Church. Venerated as one of the 14…

Feast Day of Agios Stylianos the Protector of Children 16

Feast Day of Agios Stylianos the Protector of Children

On November 26 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Stylianos, the Protector of Children. Agios Stylianos was born in Paphlagonia of Asia Minor sometime between the fourth and…

Feast Day of Agia Aikaterini, the Holy Great Martyr 18

Feast Day of Agia Aikaterini, the Holy Great Martyr

On November 25 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agia Aikaterini the Great Martyr of Alexandria, who is also the Protector of students and unmarried women. Aikaterini was the…

Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple 20

Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple

On November 21 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple. This is the second greatest feast commemorating Panagia, following Dekapendavgoustos, as today is…

With 40 days till Christmas the Nativity Fast begins 23

With 40 days till Christmas the Nativity Fast begins

November 15 marks forty days until Christmas and in the Greek Orthodox Church, the Nativity Fast begins today! The 40-day fasting period otherwise known as Christmas Lent is when the Greek Orthodox…

Feast Day of Agios Filipos the Apostle 25

Feast Day of Agios Filipos the Apostle

On November 14 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Filipos the Apostle. Apostle Filipos is one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles, he was from Bethsaida of Galilee and was…

Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker 27

Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

On November 9, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina, who is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints and is considered the Patron Saint for…

Ryan Serhant learns all about Greek baby traditions (VIDEO) 37

Ryan Serhant learns all about Greek baby traditions (VIDEO)

Million Dollar Listing New York broker Ryan Serhant, who is married to Greek American lawyer Emilia Bechrakis, has learned all about Greek baby customs and traditions since the arrival of their baby…

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 41

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On the 14th of September, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, which is a blessed day and a celebration of the…

John Kerry attends Global Table event promoting awareness of Greek Geographical Indication (GI) products 43

John Kerry attends Global Table event promoting awareness of Greek Geographical Indication (GI) products

A Global Table event on September 3 at Melbourne Showgrounds aimed to promote awareness of Greek Geographical (GI) products, with intent to include in the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that is currently negotiated between the European Union and Australia.

Greece was hosted at the European Delegation stand to present Greek Geographical Indication products.

Feast Day of Agios Fanourios 44

Feast Day of Agios Fanourios

On August 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Fanourios, commemorating the Martyr and Miracle Worker who is asked to intercede when things are lost. Fanouropita is also…

Feast Day of Agia Marina 46

Feast Day of Agia Marina

On July 17, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agia Marina. Marina was born in Pisidian Antioch of pagan parents. At the age of twelve, Marina learned about the…

Lovely traditions and customs of Protomagia 52

Lovely traditions and customs of Protomagia

Protomagia (May 1st) is International Labour Day in Greece and it is a holiday where people traditionally go to the countryside for picnics, to fly kites and to gather flowers. Today, Greeks…