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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.