A Peek at Life inside the Pantanassa Monastery in Mystras

On a late afternoon in October, we visited the historical site of Mystras. After touring the Churches of Saint Demetrios, the Eavngelistria, and Saint Theodoroi, we climbed the steep slope of Mount Taygetos to explore the Monastery of Pantanassa. On our way up the incline to the Monastery, we approached a steep stone staircase where…

The Byzantine Church of Agios Athanasios

High on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea sits the Byzantine Church of Agios Athanasios. Located a few kilometers outside the village of Pantanassa in Laconia, Greece, the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Saint Athanasios, and Saint Spiridon. This five-domed, 12th-century church holds a special place in our hearts. The 40-day memorial service…

The Monastery of Agios Nektarios

The Monastery of Agios (Saint) Nektarios is the most important religious monument in Aegina. Agios Nektarios is known for his innumerable miracles and his healing abilities.        

Simple Doors to Unique Churches in Greece

When visiting Greece, one can’t help notice the plethora of Greek Orthodox churches. You will find churches in every neighborhood, village, and even in isolated areas in the countryside. From grand Byzantine architecture with ornate doors to simple stone and white-washed buildings with simple doors, the wide variety of unique churches exemplifies the importance of the Orthodox…