November 30: Saint Andrew and Loukoumades

November 30: Saint Andrew and Loukoumades

St Andrew is celebrated on November 30th. On the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kalymnos and Kos, it’s customary to make Loukoumades or Tiganites to honour the Saint. There’s even a unique blessing custom among the local women. Before frying the Loukoumades, the cook will dip her finger in the oil and...

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Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

Vatican Insider: Pope bows before Bartholomew and Receives Blessing from Him

This weekend marks the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. During his visit with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Pope is attending an Ecumenical Prayer Service and a Patriarchal Divine Liturgy, both celebrated at the Patriarchal Church of Saint George at the Phanar. Read...

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Live Broadcast of Patriarchal Thronal Feast

Live Broadcast of Patriarchal Thronal Feast

Bookmark this page and return to it at the appropriate times to watch the live broadcast of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate on EWTN. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, the Executive Director of the Orthodox Christian Network, will be providing the English language commentary. Pope Francis is...

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Στα χνάρια του αγίου Ανδρέα

Στα χνάρια του αγίου Ανδρέα

“Έτσι ζουν οι άγιοι. Χωρίς φοβίες, χωρίς ανασφάλειες αλλά με την δύναμη και την πληρότητα της ζωής. Με τον τροπο αυτον αντιμετωπίζουν τις δυσκολίες της ζωής, αλλά με τον ίδιο τρόπο υπερβαίνουν θαραλλέα και τον φόβο του θανάτου.” _____________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox...

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