Dimitris Karavasilis was born and grew up in Imvros, Turkey. He attended the Turkish primary school, while at the same time secretly learning the basic Greek language. Forced to emigrate, he settled in Greece. He went on to study both Theology and Greek Literature at the University of Athens, where he also attended post-graduate classes in the field of Comparative Paedagogics. He has been a radio producer at the local ecclesiastical radio station of the Metropolis of Pereus for 23 years. He still teaches religion and ethics at the High School level.
Listen as Dimitris Karavasilis, host of True Life- a Greek production of the Orthodox Christian Network, offers a reflection to enlighten our daily lives with the light of Scripture and wisdom of the Church fathers. This week: Celebrating September.
Ήθη και έθιμα του Σεπτεμβρίου
Σ’ αυτή την εκπομπή παρουσιάζουμε ήθη και έθιμα του Σεπτέμβρη απ’ όλη την Ελλάδα.
Customs and traditions of September
In this episode, we present customs and traditions that the faithful in Greece prepare during the feasts and fasts in September.
Read More on Greek Orthodox Traditions
For more information on Greek Orthodox traditions, you can read A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America, by By Marilyn Rouvelas.
Dust jacket notes: “Bravo! At last. Here is a clear and comprehensive guide to the religious and secular life of the Greek-American community. This book provides an easy-to-understand explanation of Orthodox and Hellenic traditions in America for the newcomer and for Greek Americans wishing to learn more. Here are the traditions of Orthodoxy so that the reader can understand and follow services in church and related practices at home. You will learn how to plan a baptism, observe name days, and bake communion bread. You will become acquainted with customs that enrich daily life: What to name your baby, how to buy Greek popular music, and what to say on special occasions in Greek. Details about holidays, especially the Easter season, should prove invaluable to all Greek-American households. The book not only will enable someone new to the Greek-American community to feel at home quickly, but also will broaden the lives of Greek-American families through a better understanding of their heritage. It will serve as an invaluable reference for all Greek Orthodox families.”
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