The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus
The Greek Orthodox use the calendar devised by Julius Caesar -- the Roman general turned dictator -- versus the calendar tweaked by the Pope.
Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha—a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western...
The Athens Concert Hall (Megaro Moussikis) has announced three free, live streamed performances in the days leading up to Easter on May 2.
On the first hours of Easter Sunday and right after “Christ has risen,” the Greek Orthodox faithful crack red eggs during dinner. This tradition--while fun, like a game--carries with it deep symbolism of resurrection and new life. Red symbolizes the blood...