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Sister Nectaria: The Only Greek in Kolkata Is Mother to Thousands

A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking, and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...

The Panagia Soumela Icon, the Symbol of Hellenism in Pontus

The holy icon of Panagia Soumela, located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio, northern Greece, is the symbol of Hellenism in Pontus.

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The sound of Hagia Sophia was recreated recently by two scholars from California’s Stanford University by simply popping a balloon. Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of art history, has published a book on the subject titled Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and...

Why Are There as Many Churches on Mykonos as There Are Families?

Why is the Greek island of Mykonos home to so many churches, chapels, and monasteries?

Greek Orthodox Celebrate Saint George’s Day on April 25

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23rd is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households have someone called Georgios or Georgia among close or distant relatives or friends. However, this year,...

Judas Received Around $250 to Betray Jesus Christ

According to the Gospel of John, Judas Iscariot received 30 silver coins, or in today's money, around $250, to betray Jesus and put him in the hands of Caiaphas. Before the Last Supper, Judas is said to have gone to...

The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. Born during the first century AD, Dionysius grew up in a wealthy Athenian family. Before his conversion...

Epiphany: One of Christianity’s Most Important Feasts

Traditionally, the great feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the extended period of Christmas holidays in Greece. Each year on January 6, hundreds of thousands of Greeks and visitors participate in the rich traditions that are observed in...

Old and New Christmas Traditions in Greece

One of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar is the annual commemoration of the birth of Christ. Each country has its own unique traditions and each region of Greece has a different history, along with different myths...

106-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 106 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus, Northwestern...