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Tag: Panagia

Polysporia

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia

November 21 is traditionally a day where every Mama & Yiayia in many Greek villages are on a mission, gathering as many Polysporia (legumes) as possible – including all types of beans, corn, peas, wheat, and lentils and cook all the seeds together for a big family feast.

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

September 24, Feast Day of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Every year on September 24, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa which was found on Kythera in the 14th century. “The Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Of…

Icon of Panagia 'weeps' in Athens

Icon of Panagia ‘weeps’ in Athens (VIDEO)

According to reports from clergy of Agios Dimitrios Church in Vyronas, southeast of Athens, an icon of the Virgin Mary miraculously begun streaming tears. The tears were said to have appeared on…

Feast Day of the Nativity of the Theotokos 1

Feast Day of the Nativity of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady, the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on September 8 each year. The Feast commemorates the birth of Panagia, the Mother of…

Panagia Evangelistria Tinos

Panagia of Tinos

Panagia of Tinos, also known as the Megalochari of Tinos (Great Grace) or Evangelistria of Tinos (Our Lady of Good Tidings), is the national patron saint and protector of Greece. The name…

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on August 15th. It is a day of celebrating Panagia, Mother of All. Καλό και ευλογημένο…

Dekapentavgoustos

August 15, Dekapentavgoustos

August 15 or Dekapentavgoustos is one of the most important dates in the Greek Orthodox Calendar, as the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated. It is a national and…

Church of Panagia Pantanassa in Monastiraki, Athens

Church of Panagia Pantanassa in Monastiraki, Athens

Panagia Pantanassa is one of the oldest churches in Athens located at one of the busiest spots in Athens, Monastiraki Square. The church is referred to as a Big Monastery in a…

The oldest church in Santorini, Panagia Episkopi

The oldest church in Santorini, Panagia Episkopi

The oldest church in Santorini is Panagia Episkopi, a former bishop’s church from the Middle Byzantine period. Located at Mesa Gonia on the foot of the mountain, Profitis Ilias, it is dedicated…

August, the month dedicated to Panagia 3

August, the month dedicated to Panagia

The first day of August also marks the first day of the Dormition Fast, as this month is dedicated to Panagia (Virgin Mary) Holy Mother of God. It’s been said that the…

July 23- Feast Day of Agia Pelagia tis Tinou

July 23- Feast Day of Agia Pelagia tis Tinou

On the 23rd of July, the Greek Orthodox Church and Tinos celebrates the feast day of Agia Pelagia. It is an important feast where the icon is taken to the Monastery of…

The Akathist Hymn

The Akathist Hymn chanted every Friday of Great Lent

The Akathist Hymn is a profound, devotional poem or chant, which sings the praises of the Holy Mother and Ever-Virgin Mary (Theotokos). It is chanted in all Orthodox Churches throughout the world…

Evangelismos tis Theotokou

Annunciation of the Theotokos

On March 25, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should become the mother of Jesus Christ the Son of God, as today…

YPAPANTI

Feast of the Presentation of Christ to the Temple

On February 2, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Christ to the Temple. The Church also refers to this Feast as the Synaxis (or meeting) of our…

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