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In our blog you can find articles with useful information about the Garden of Virgin Mary, the Monasteries, Cells and Sketes, the routes, but also how to visit Holy Mount Athos. In addition, here you will find authentic monastic recipes, fasting and healthy, as well as prayers for various occasions!

What Happened on Maundy Thursday: the 4 Significant Events

What Happened on Maundy Thursday: the 4 Significant Events

Holy Thursday is the fifth day of the Holy Week. It is also called Maundy Thursday from the latin word ‘mandatum’ which symbolizes the words of Jesus Ch...

What is the explanation of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

What is the explanation of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

During the Great and Holy Thursday, all the christians commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples and the washing of their feet. It...

The Value of Wine in Orthodox Religion: Old & New Testament

The Value of Wine in Orthodox Religion: Old & New Testament

As we know from the writings in the Old Testament, wine acquired distinctive symbolism. After the flood, Noah planted and managed to create his own vine...

Wines of Mount Athos: the Secret behind Monastery Wine...since the 10th century!

Wines of Mount Athos: the Secret behind Monastery Wine...since the 10th century!

Wine, as a blessed commodity, plays a predominant role in the life of the Athonite monasteries. The founder of the monastic state of Mount Athos, Saint...

What is the meaning of Triodon and How we Fast

What is the meaning of Triodon and How we Fast

What is the Triodion   The term ‘Triodion’ has a double definition. On one hand, ‘Triodion’ denotes the liturgical book of the Church, containing hymns...

Saint Aquila and Saint Priscilla: Symbol of Conjugal Faith and Love - the Feast of Lovers for the Orthodox Church

Saint Aquila and Saint Priscilla: Symbol of Conjugal Faith and Love - the Feast of Lovers for the Orthodox Church

When is the feast of Saint Aquila and Saint Priscilla   Our Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Saints Aquila and Priscilla on 13 February and they...

Quotes from Saint John the Chrysostom: 15 Wise Words for the everyday life

Quotes from Saint John the Chrysostom: 15 Wise Words for the everyday life

Wise bywords from Saint John the Golden-mouthed, useful for every faithful. "Respect each other, so you can learn to respect God. He, who is insolent to...

40 Days Churching Of Mother And Child - Why it is Important

40 Days Churching Of Mother And Child - Why it is Important

Nowadays, mothers, as Virgin Mary did, ‘offer’ their newborn child to the church and to God, when forty days have passed since birth. This act symbolise...

What does Candlemas mean and what we celebrate on February 2

What does Candlemas mean and what we celebrate on February 2

The Feast of the Presentation is celebrated on February 2nd, as it is the fortieth day from December 25th, when Jesus Christ was born. Our Church honors...

Three Kings of Orient and The Carols of Epiphany in Greece

Three Kings of Orient and The Carols of Epiphany in Greece

"Three Kings of Orient" stands as a timeless Christmas carol penned by John Henry Hopkins Jr. in 1857. Also, the Carols of Epiphany is a nationwide cust...

Epiphany in Greece: the Meaning of the Feast - Why We Bless the Waters

Epiphany in Greece: the Meaning of the Feast - Why We Bless the Waters

The "Holy Epiphany" or "Theophany" or "Eve of Lights" was established in the 2nd century AD and thus it is one of the oldest celebrations of Christianit...

Saint John the Forerunner: Why he was called Precursor and Baptist - the admirable life of the Saint

Saint John the Forerunner: Why he was called Precursor and Baptist - the admirable life of the Saint

John's work was not only to prophesy the coming of the Messiah but also to prepare the souls of believers. After listening to him intently, then they wo...

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