Tag: Virgin Mary

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…

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 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…

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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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…

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The Church of Panagia Evangelistria in 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…

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The snakes of the Virgin Mary appear in Kefalonia

The snakes of the Virgin Mary have this year appeared in the village of Markopoulo on the island of Kefalonia, days before the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, on August…

Evangelismos tis Theotokou 4

Evangelismos tis Theotokou

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…

Feast Day of the Presentation of the Theotokos 6

Feast Day of the Presentation of the Theotokos

In the Greek Orthodox Church, the Presentation of the Theotokos is celebrated on November the 21st. According to Church Tradition Panagia’s parents, Joachim and Anna took her to the Temple in Jerusalem…

Thessaloniki welcomes the Sacred and Holy Belt of Panagia 9

Thessaloniki welcomes the Sacred and Holy Belt of Panagia

Thessaloniki has welcomed with open arms, the Holy Belt of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) which is the only surviving relic of Panagia. The eminent Metropolitan of Neapolis and Barnabas and many locals…

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Miraculous church of Panagia Plataniotissa in Kalavryta

At the village of Plataniotissa, 30km northwest of Kalavryta, at a beautiful green location, is one of the holiest and most unique pilgrimages of Greece, Panagia Plataniotissa (All Holy Virgin of the…

Celebrating 'Summer Pascha' in Greece 16

Celebrating ‘Summer Pascha’ in Greece

Each year on August 15, otherwise known as ‘Dekapentavgoustos’ in the Greek Orthodox calendar, the ‘Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos’ is celebrated. It’s a national and religious holiday that marks…

Dekapentavgoustos, Dormition of the Theotokos 17

Dekapentavgoustos, Dormition of the Theotokos

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…

Panagia Soumela

Sacred Panagia Soumela of Mount Vermion

The original Soumela monastery in Trabzon on the Black Sea was an Orthodox symbol for 16 centuries. Following its destruction, the sacred icon of Panagia (Virgin Mary) was transported to the new…

August, the month of Panagia 18

August, the month of 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…

Icon of Panagia left standing as House Burns down 20

Icon of Panagia left standing as House Burns down

Rescue crews and police offices have found amongst ashes of a burnt house in Rafina, an icon of Panagia (Virgin Mary) wrapped in flames but still standing. The house was in the…