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Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Agia Fotini of Mantinea: One of the most mysterious churches in the world  

“My goal was to create a church that creates the illusion of motion. It feels like the Holy Spirit moves around its axis, God himself moves around its axis, as the church has no obvious front and back,” Greek architect Costas Papatheodorou said about his creation – the Orthodox church of Agia Fotini of Mantinea – which has become known as the second most mysterious church in the world.

Chris Vlahonasios

That’s a wrap: Byzanfest film festival founder Chris Vlahonasios shares 2020 behind the scenes and award winners

Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker

On November 9, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina. He is considered the Patron Saint for people who have cancer, heart trouble, arthritis, epilepsy, and other diseases.…

Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers

Mosque in Athens holds first Muslim prayers

Eighteen Muslims living in Athens gathered on Monday to take part in the first prayer at the Mosque in Athens, according to Protothema. The first official mosque in Athens has had its…

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…

Feast Day of Agios Iakovos, Son of Alphaeus 1

Feast Day of Agios Iakovos, Son of Alphaeus

On October 9, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Iakovos (James), Son of Alphaeus who was one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. He was the blood-brother of the Apostle…

On this day in 1846, Agios Nektarios of Aegina was born

On this day in 1846, Agios Nektarios of Aegina was born

Agios Nektarios of Aegina (1846-1920), is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. He was officially recognised as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. Yearly, thousands…

Greek Orthodox

What is the significance of the Cross for Orthodox Christians?

During Sunday’s Orthodox Cafe, held weekly at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Stylianos in Gymea, Dr Philip Kariatlis opened an inspiring discussion about what the Holy Cross means for Orthodox Christians.

St Spyridon Parish - Sydney

LIVE STREAMING: Sunday 20th September 2020 Church Service

GCT is live streaming Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and St Efstathios the Great Martyr – 20th September 2020, bringing the church into everyones home. You can watch it…

Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr

Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr

On September 16, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of St Euphemia the Great Martyr. The Holy Great Martyr Euphemia the All-Praised was the daughter of Christians, the senator Philophronos…

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On the 14th of September, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, which is a blessed day and a celebration of the…

Feast Day of Agia Theodora of Vasta

Feast Day of Agia Theodora of Vasta

The holy and glorious Virgin-martyr Theodora of Vasta, Arcadia, Megalopolis, of the Peloponnese in Greece, is commemorated by the Greek Orthodox Church on September 11. Agia Theodora lived during the tenth century on the…

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