Tag: Orthodox

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Celebrating March 25 – The Greek Revolution

Each year, Hellenes all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day on March 25, which is a national holiday in Greece. Today marks the 201st anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This is when Greeks remember their long struggle against the Ottoman Empire, an effort that eventually leads to Greece’s independence.

Sister Ioanna Adler of Skopelos

Sister Ioanna Adler of Skopelos

Sister Ioanna is a Greek Orthodox nun serving on a monastery in Skopelos.  She is half-Greek and half-Jewish-American.  She feels a sense of belonging in Greece, much more so than in the United States.  Greek City Times spoke to Sister Ioanna recently to learn more about her holy journey.

wish-granting Greek Orthodox church ‘Ayin Biri Kilisesi’ in Istanbul

Crowds Flock to the Greek Orthodox Wish-Granting Church in Constantinople

On December 1, as on the first day of every month, people flocked in droves to the wish-granting Greek Orthodox church ‘Ayin Biri Kilisesi’ in Constantinople to make wishes, in the hope that they will come true.

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The Orthodox Grand Slam: Tsitsipas vs Djokovic

After two emotional, career-redefining semi-final victories – and two dramatic, action-packed weeks in Paris – it will be 18-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic taking on Greece’s first major finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas for the Coupe des Mousquetaires crown at the Roland Garros tournament.

Ana Mavridis Zoom

Strong Greek Women Inspiring Women: Award-Winning Zoom Real Estate’s Ana Mavridis

Her late Pappou always said, “Χωρίς Άννα δεν Σω” (without Ana I cannot live). Living by the valuable life lessons taught to her by her beloved Pappou helped to make Ana Mavridis, of award winning Zoom Real Estate in Burwood the incredible woman that she is today and her Pappou so proud. On Mother’s Day – a day that we honour the women who have helped others to become the strong and beautiful women that they are today – we tell Ana’s story.