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Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

Vandals desecrate church in Xanthi 1

Vandals desecrate church in Xanthi

At the center of an unexplained attack by unknown vandals was a small church located next to the inactive factory of SEVATH in Xanthi in northeast Greece near the Turkish border. It…

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to…

The Saturday of Lazarus

The Saturday of Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead…

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios 4

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios

Agios Nektarios of Aegina is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints. He was born on October 1st, 1846 in Silyvria, in Smyrni. At Holy Baptism he was given…

USA backs Ecumenical Patriarch over Russia dispute 7

USA backs Ecumenical Patriarch over Russia dispute

The US State Department has backed Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew over his dispute with the Russian Orthodox Church following his decision to grant independence to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The State Department…

September 1, Ecclesiastical New Year 10

September 1, Ecclesiastical New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to…

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