Folklore & Tradition

Vasilopita (Saint Basil Pie) 28 December 2021 The Vasilopita (VasilOpita) is the main custom in Greece for New year.  It’...
Carols from Kastoria 24 December 2021 What we call ‘kalanda’ (carols) are the songs of praise and goodwill whic...
The Custom of the Christmas Tree Protopresbyter Panteleïmon Krouskos 12 December 2020 For many people with a secular outlook, decorating the Christmas tree is th...
The Song of Saint George 23 April 2020 Saint George is one of the most beloved saints of the Eastern Church. In ...
Red eggs, traditional method James W. Lillie 16 April 2020 On Lazarus Saturday, I realized I couldn’t find my copy of the services for...
Folk Traditions for the Resurrection and Lazarus Saturday 10 April 2020 The Raising of Lazarus Excerpt from the book by Aikaterina Tsotsakou-Kar...
Traditions: remembering St. Lazarus Sylvia Leontaritis 20 April 2019 I can remember jumping off the front porch steps in excitement as I hurried...
Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies 21 December 2018 The most famous Christmas cookies in Greece are the traditional melomakaron...
Honey, what shall we do with our kids on Halloween? Fr. Vasile Tudora 31 October 2014 Fr. Vasile Tudora All things are lawful for me, but not all things are ...
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