Tag: Orthodoxy

Clean Monday Flour smudging Alevromoutzouromata in Galaxidi

Alevromoutzouromata (Flour Smudging) in Galaxidi

Although celebrated throughout Greece, nobody celebrates ‘Clean Monday’ quite like the residents of Galaxidi who hold an annual ‘flour war’ or alevromoutzouromata (flour smudging), whereby all and sundry flock to the streets armed with sacks of ‘ammunition’ such as colourfully dyed flour, soot and confetti.

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.