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The springtime of the fast has dawned

On Clean Monday, the 40 days of fasting, repentance, and forgiveness begins. Usually coinciding with the beginning of Spring in Greece, this is one of the most beautiful and spiritual  of seasons. Clean Monday follows the two week Apokries (the … Continue reading

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The Greek Carnival or Apokries in Athens

It is a well known fact that the Christian religion “borrowed” much of its symbolism and ceremony from Pagan beliefs; as is the case with the tradition that we all know today as Carnival or “Apokries” as we say in … Continue reading

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Pascha – The Greek Orthodox Easter

Easter is the most sacred of Greek Orthodox holidays. It takes place in spring and it symbolizes the cycle of life, as the Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ. If you follow the religious rituals they lead to inner reflection, discipline, compassion … Continue reading

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