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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…

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…

Feast Day of Holy Prophet Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth

Feast Day of Holy Prophet Zachariah and Righteous Elizabeth

On September 5, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Holy Prophet Zachariah and the Righteous Elizabeth, who were the parents of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner, and Baptist of the Lord, John. They were…

Feast Day of Agios Alexandros

Feast Day of Agios Alexandros

On August 30, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Alexandros, Patriarch of Constantinople who is known for his virtue. Alexandros was born in Calabria, Italy, and he was…

August 29: Beheading Of John The Baptist

August 29: Beheading Of John The Baptist

On August 29, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Beheading of John the Baptist. John the Baptist, was a cousin of the Blessed Virgin Mary. His message was one of repentance and…

Agios Fanourios

Feast Day of Agios Fanourios

On August 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Fanourios, commemorating the Martyr and Miracle Worker who is asked to intercede when things are lost. Fanouropita is also…

Feast Day of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia

Feast Day of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia

On August 26, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of The Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia. Martyrs Adrian and Natalia were married in their youth for one year prior to…

Historic church in Heraklion vandalised

The altar of a historic church in Heraklion found burnt

The Church of Panagia tis Rokas at Prophitis Ilias in Heraklion, was damaged earlier this week as an unknown individual or individuals set fire to the altar, Neakriti.gr reported. The burnt altar was discovered…

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…