There is a rhythm to the lives of those who live the Orthodox faith: a rhythm as natural and rhythmic as breathing itself, which deepens our understanding of God and our life as members of the Body of Christ.
Traditionally, in the region from where Christianity began and spread, people’s lives were dependent on the cycle of agriculture. As the first day of September marked the new agricultural year, it was deliberately established that this date also marks the beginning of the Orthodox year.
The Christian tradition honors with intense religious feeling all the great feasts of the ecclesiastical calendar with collective customs which bring together and unite believers who flock from all corners of the world for the richness of our faith.
Participating in such a celebration, we feel the pulse of a well-guarded religious community that glorifies Christianity with great pilgrimages such as that of Panagia of Tinos, with processions of icons as is customary at Panagia Sumela in Imathia or even with various joyful events as happens in the popular Easter in Corfu.