Kassiani: A fallen woman or a poet?

thegreekvibe: Secular and sacred unite during Great and Holy Week leading up to the Resurrection of Christ (“Anastasi”) and Easter Sunday. In this week, Orthodox across the globe flock to their parishes to partake in the centuries-old religious rituals that make Easter the most celebrated and venerated holiday of the year. Hymns and ecclesiastical (church) Learn more…

Greek Carols for the New Year — The Kalanta Tradition

thegreekvibe: Whether it’s the rosy-cheeked hair-cropped kiddies of yesteryear clutching traditional Greek instruments or the modern-era iPhone-armed youngsters of today donning the latest Gap wear, Greek children continue to this day – albeit several time-induced changes – to sing the carols, some dating to Byzantine times, on New Year’s Eve.   As with all traditions Learn more…