Tag: Panagia

August, the month dedicated to Panagia 1

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…

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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…

Turkish F-16s

Turkey violates Greek airspace 91 times

It has been reported that on Tuesday, Turkey violated Greek airspace 91 times. The barrage of illegal flyovers and violations by the Turkish Air Force comes after the U.S. stressed that they are…

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia 3

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia

November 21st is a big celebration in the Greek Orthodox calendar as it is the Isodia Tis Theotokou- The Feast commemorating when as a young child, the Panagia entered the Temple in…

Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple 8

Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple

On November 21 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Isodia Tis Theotokou, the Entrance of the Theotokos to the Temple. This is the second greatest feast commemorating Panagia, following Dekapendavgoustos, as today is…

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi 16

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…

Commemorating the Miraculous Icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa 20

Commemorating the Miraculous Icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

On September 24 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the miraculous Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos “Of the Myrtle Tree” (Myrtidiotissa), which is found in the monastery church of Myrtides on the…

The Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition 31

The Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition

Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition falls on August 23, it is exactly 9 days after Dekapentavgoustos. The Feast is repeated and celebrated the same as it is on August 15,…

Greece’s PM Mitsotakis attends August 15 liturgy in Tinos 33

Greece’s PM Mitsotakis attends August 15 liturgy in Tinos

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was on the island of Tinos to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, where he prayed to Panagia for the blessing of all firefighters and rescuers…

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Greek world celebrates the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Greeks all over the world celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary today, which next to Easter, is the most sacred and most celebrated feast day of the Orthodox calendar. In countries…

The Dormition of the Theotokos 39

The Dormition of the Theotokos

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

Dekapendavgoustos, Celebrating Panagia 41

Dekapendavgoustos, Celebrating Panagia

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…