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    The earliest known prayer to the Theotokos

    Candles surrounding an Orthodox cross with the Virgin Mary and St John

    Fresco at a church in a Mt. Athos monastery. Mt Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Macedonia, Greece, and a World Heritage Site.

    The Byzantine style frescos of the new Orthodox church of Omala. Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece.

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    Icon of Panagia pregnant with Jesus

    St. Kalliope - June 6th

    The apple tree spoke! A miraculous icon of St. Irene of Chrysovalantou found in Valsamata, Kefalonia Island, Ionian Sea greece

    Saint Cecilia icon

    Jesus's first steps

    Nun Isidora the Fool-for-Christ (6th cent Egypt) pretended to be insane in order to fulfill the Scripture “Whosoever of you believes that he is wise by the measure of this world, may he become a fool, so as to become truly wise.” She took abuse from all nuns. At that time, Saint Pitirim had a vision to seek the nun with a crown on her head, who was holier than him. He found Isidora; all nuns confessed the torments they had inflicted. She couldn't bear their kindness and left in secret. (May 10)

    St. Stylianos, patron saint of children yet to be born

    Saint Stylianus

    MYSTAGOGY: Saint Kyriaki the Great Martyr

    Holy bread, or prosforo (from prosfora 'offering'), plays a central role during Communion: The five main prosforo which are consecrated during the proscomidia at the beginning of the Greek Orthodox communion. Shown here are the signs on the pieces that are taken from the communion loaf: 1) the prosforo for St. Charalambos, 2) the prosforo for the Virgin Mary, 3) the nine-part prosforo for the saints, 4) the prosforo for the living, and 5) the prosforo for the dead.

    Six Ways to Be a Rock-star Godparent

    Priceless photo of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Sept 11, 2001. It is now being re-build.

    MYSTAGOGY: Participating in the Ascension of the Lord (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

    South Rim. Grand Canyon, Arizona

    St. Fanourios

    Monastaries of Meteora, Greece

    Byzantine chapels of the old Bronze Age hill village of Paliachora , Aegina - Colonna , Greek Saronic Islands

    The women in this icon are known collectively as the Holy Myrrhbearers. They are the ones who stayed close by to Christ to the very end and to first to see him after His glorious Resurrection. Notice Mary Magdalene in the middle.

    Ethiopian Orthodox women kneeling in prostration.