Saint George methystis (‘methao’ means getting drunk)

Yesterday in the early evening I was talking over the phone to a friend of mine when the church bells started sounding, wondering why, he told me that on the 3 of November Saint George methystis is celebrated.  A bit a strange name for a saint as ‘o methystis means’ the drunk one. I know, […]

the celebration of the Holy Cross

Every year on the 14th of September the Holy Cross is celebrated in every Orthodox church in Greece. On this day the women in the villages cut some branches of the basilicum that they have been growing all summer to bring it to church, where it will be blessed.  The Greeks do this because they […]