The "Great and Sacred" Easter is the feast of feasts, the predominant glorious moment of Orthodox Christianity. It is the great day that brings more joy, more exquisite brilliance and glory, showing the divine light that radiates through the deified human nature of the risen Christ...
The Holy Fire is the most renowned miracle in the world of Eastern Orthodoxy.
It has taken place at the same time, in the same manner, in the same place every single year for centuries.
No other miracle is known to occur so regularly and so steadily over time.
The ceremony, which awes the souls of Christians, happens in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the holiest place on earth, where Christ was crucified, entombed, and where He finally rose from the dead.
SYRIZA MP blasts tradition of transport of Holy Fire to Greece
Leftist SYRIZA MP Makis Balaouras criticised the Greek state for continuing to adopt the tradition of receiving the Holy Fire from Jerusalem during Easter as a head of state.
“An object, the fire, the Holy Fire arrives. It is something that does not happen in a civi...Read Full Post »
The Holy Light arrives from Jerusalem at the international airport of Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens, Saturday, a little after 8 pm. on the PM’s airplane and was greeted with honours reserved for state leaders. Defence Minster Panos Kammenos, Deputy Foreign Minister John Amanatidis and government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili, escorted the transfer of the Holy Light fro Jerusalem to Greece.... find more
by Rita Wilson
....We do lamb, sweet cookies, and deep red. The lamb is roasted and not chocolate, the sweet cookies are called Koulorakia and are twisted like a braid, and our Easter eggs are dyed one color only: blood red. There is no Easter Egg hunt. There is a game in which you crack your red egg against someone else’s red egg hoping to have the strongest egg, which would indicate you getting a lot of good luck.MORE
Holy Week, for a Greek Orthodox, means you clear your calendar, you don’t make plans for that week at all because you will be in church every day, and you fast...
Tsipras during a visit to the Greek Navy frigate Adrias on Easter Sunday.
Tsipras, who was accompanied by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos during his visit
Erdogan, who has favored Islamic claims in Turkey, will visit the Hagia Sophia—a building that was originally a Christian church—on the day when the Christian world observes Good Friday.
Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has announced his in...Read Full Post »
A day after brazen ISIS attacks killed dozens at two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday, Egypt's Cabinet announced a three-month state of emergency, a measure designed to help authorities root out the te...Read Full Post »
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