Folklore & Tradition

Traditions: remembering St. Lazarus Sylvia Leontaritis 20 April 2019 I can remember jumping off the front porch steps in excitement as I hurried...
Folk Traditions for the Resurrection and Lazarus Saturday 19 April 2019 The Raising of Lazarus Excerpt from the book by Aikaterina Tsotsakou-Kar...
Carols from Kastoria 24 December 2018 What we call ‘kalanda’ (carols) are the songs of praise and goodwill whic...
Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies 21 December 2018 The most famous Christmas cookies in Greece are the traditional melomakaron...
The Custom of the Christmas Tree Protopresbyter Panteleïmon Krouskos 14 December 2018 For many people with a secular outlook, decorating the Christmas tree is th...
The Song of Saint George 23 April 2018 Saint George is one of the most beloved saints of the Eastern Church. In ...
Red eggs, traditional method James W. Lillie 11 April 2017 On Lazarus Saturday, I realized I couldn’t find my copy of the services for...
Vasilopita (Saint Basil Pie) 28 December 2016 The Vasilopita (VasilOpita) is the main custom in Greece for New year.  It’...
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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