Religion

Happy Easter!Καλο Πασχα!

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I love making decorations for every holiday and for this Easter I got crafty and made these teeny tiny Easter Baskets. The only things I needed were egg cartons, twine, wire straws and a ton of glue. So much fun! Try it.

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Hidden Cave Icons/Κρυμμένα Eικονιδίων στη Σπηλιά

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Cave full of icons at the ‘Spring of Hasia’

Today, is a very important day for Greeks of the Orthodox faith. It is the day of the Great Feast of the dormition or death of the Virgin Mary. Many people fast for 15 days before this day  and then a great feast is prepared. Athens is always so quiet this time of year as most Athenians head out of the city to celebrate this religious occasion.

I came across this little cave with Greek Orthodox icons inside. Not sure why the icons were placed in there, but it is most likely that some sort of miracle happened there. I’ll soon find out.. It’s located outside of Athens at a mountain with natural spring water running all around the site, and it is near a monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Many Crosses to Bear

greekbiblequotes3I have no laurels

to sit on

so I’ll count my losses

and carry gold crosses

I will win this war.

 “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38

καὶ ὃς οὐ λαμβάνει τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀκολουθεῖ ὀπίσω μου, οὐκ ἔστιν μου ἄξιος.”  ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:38