Greece Marks Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Greece and Christians throughout the world mark the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross celebrated each year on September 14th The Feast commemorates the discovery of the True Cross. Legend holds that the relic was...
Greeks Worldwide Celebrate Saints Constantine and Helen
May 21 is a festive day as the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Constantine, the founder of Constantinople, and his mother Helen.
Folklore Tradition of Fire-Walkers in Greece, Celebrating Saint Constantine and Saint Helen [video]
This weekend from May 21 through May 23 the unusual ancient folklore and legend of fire-walking lives on in Greece. Dating back to Pagan times, Anastenaria is a traditional ritual of fire-walking celebrated in a few places in Northern Greece...