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Greece Marks Feast of the Virgin Mary Amidst Corona Scare

Orthodox faithful throughout Greece are marking one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on Saturday, as the country is fighting to contain the spread of coronavirus. Also called the Assumption, the Feast...

Greek President Calls on the World to Recognize Pontian Genocide

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Thursday joined thousands of Pontian Greeks who gathered at the church of Panagia Soumela at Mt. Vermion in northern Greece to celebrate the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Pavlopoulos attended a memorial service in memory...

The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is Celebrated Throughout Greece

Greece marks the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary, one of the most important days in Orthodox Christianity, in many different ways on August 15 every year. This day is a beloved public holiday which is also often referred...

Greek Islanders Climb the 'Zig-Zag Path' on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the Virgin Mary. It is the scene of celebration on one of the most important Greek...