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Rare Icon of Virgin Mary Attributed to Evangelist Luke Comes to Thessaloniki

A rare icon of Virgin Mary from the Palaiologos Byzantine era (13th - 15the century AD), attributed to Luke the Evangelist, comes to Thessaloniki for worship. The holy icon was made in Thessaloniki, during the Palaiologos dynasty era, when the...

Greek Faithful Rush to See "Miracle Snakes" of Panagia in Kefalonia (video)

Hundreds of Greek Orthodox believers rushed once again this year to Markopoulo, in the island of Kefalonia to worship and watch the "Virgin Mary Miracle Snakes" that roam freely in and around the Panagia Fidousa Church. Panagia Fidousa - or...

Assumption Day: Greece Celebrates the Dormition of Virgin Mary

On August 15th Greeks all over the country will celebrate one of Christianity’s most significant days, the Dormition of Virgin Mary (Panagia). Some call this day “the summer Easter” to show the importance of the celebration, and many thousands of...

Heliopolis’ Basilica of Virgin Mary Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Greeks living in Cairo have reason to rejoice on October 30 as a historic Greek church celebrates its centennial anniversary. The Basilica of the Virgin Mary (Panaghia) is located at Heliopolis, where it stands as an iconic landmark thanks...

Why Do Greeks Eat Hake on March 25th?

Tradition calls for Greeks, every year on the anniversary of March 25th, to have hake with garlic dip for their family dinner. The reason behind this tradition is that apart from being a National Holiday, March 25th is also a...

Miraculous Virgin Mary Churches of the Aegean Sea

  There are numerous Marian churches in the Aegean sea. Some majestic, some humble and quiet, built on rocks, in caves and inaccessible hills. Their past is filled with religious miracles. Our Lady of TinosMany offerings and even more gratitude is presented to Virgin Mary...

Dormition of Virgin Mary – Greek August 15 Customs

On August 15, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the dormition of Virgin Mary and her resurrection before entering Heaven. The Dormition of the Virgin is the most important religious celebration in Greece, with various customs and feasts taking place across the country. Widely...

Turkey: Sumela Monastery Preparing for August 15 Celebrations

The Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery has almost completed its preparations for the Divine Liturgy of August 15, the feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Sumela Monastery is located in the Macka district of the northeastern Turkish province of...

100,000 Dollar Jewelry Stolen from Greek Church in Red Hill

More than 100,000 dollars worth of jewelry was stolen from a Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne. Members of the Greek community were devastated, because the items had been left in the church over the years as gifts to the...

Panagia's Miracles in the History of Hellenism

On the occasion of the public holiday August 15th, Greeks all over the country are awaiting to celebrate one of Christianity’s most significant days, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Some call this day “the summer Easter” to actually...