Σάββατο, 12 Μαρτίου 2016

Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα), otherwise called Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Christian, Saint Thomas Christians of India and Eastern Catholic Great Lent. It is a portable devour that happens at the start of the seventh week before Orthodox Easter Sunday.
The regular term during the current day, "Clean Monday", alludes to the deserting of corrupt state of mind and non-fasting sustenances. It is here and there called "Powder Monday," by similarity with Ash Wednesday (the day when the Western Churches start Lent). The term is regularly a misnomer, as just a little subset of Eastern Catholic Churches drill the Imposition of Ashes. The Maronite Catholic Church and The Mar Thoma Nasranis of India-Syro-Malabar Catholic Church are remarkable around the Eastern ritual that utilizes the utilization of cinders on this day.
Ceremonially, Clean Monday—and subsequently Lent itself—starts on the former (Sunday) night,[1] at an unique administration called Forgiveness Vespers, which reaches a state of perfection with the Ceremony of Mutual Forgiveness, at which all present will bow down before each one in turn and ask pardoning. Thusly, the dependable start Lent with a clean inner voice, with absolution, and with reestablished Christian adoration. The whole first week of Great Lent is regularly alluded to as "Clean Week," and it is standard to head off to Confession throughout this week, and to clean the house altogether.
The subject of Clean Monday is situated by the Old Testament perusing named to be perused at the Sixth Hour on this day (Isaiah 1:1-20), which says, to some extent:
Wash yourselves and ye should be clean; secured the devilish courses from your souls before Mine eyes; stop to do abhorrence; figure out how to do well. Look for judgment, soothe the oppressed, think about the bastard, and argue for the widow. Come then, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: Though your sins be as red, I will make them white as snow; yet despite the fact that they be red like red, I will make them white as fleece (vv. 16–8).
 Lagana bread
Clean Monday is an open occasion in Greece and Cyprus, where it is commended with outside outings, the utilization of shellfish and other fasting food,[2] an extraordinary sort of azyme bread, heated just on that day, named "lagana" (Greek: λαγάνα) and the across the board custom of flying kites. Consuming meat, eggs and dairy items is customarily prohibited to Orthodox Christians all around Lent, with fish being consumed just on real devour days, yet shellfish is allowed in European divisions. This has made the convention of consuming showy dishes dependent upon seafood (shellfish, molluscs, fish roe and so on.). Generally, it is acknowledged to check the start of the spring season, a thought which was utilized typically within Ivan Bunin's basically acclaimed story, Pure Monday. Individuals on Clean Monday typically take their cookout crate and put inside fasting nourishments on the grounds that it is the day that Lent starts.
The joyful, springtime environment of Clean Monday may appear conflicting with the Lenten soul of contrition and discretion, yet this appearing inconsistency is a checked part of the Orthodox methodology to fasting, as per the Gospel lesson (Matthew 6:14-21) read on the morning some time recently, which counsels:
The point when ye quick, be not, as the frauds, of a tragic face: for they distort their confronts, that they may show up unto men to quick. Verily I say unto you, They have their prize. Anyhow thou, when thou quickest, anoint thine head, and wash thy confront, that thou show up not unto men to quick, yet unto thy Father which is in mystery... (v. 16-18).
In this way, the Orthodox praise the way that "The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the bloom of atonemen

102nd Carnival of Rethymno 2016

102nd Carnival of Rethymno

 It's been one century, since a group of people from Rethymno – with idealistic state of mind and open heart to each charming test – chooses to put some shading to the regular life of the city, amid the Carnival season.

Along these lines, in 1914 the primary Carnival of Rethymno was sorted out, bringing the first sign of the expectations of the general population of Rethymno. As the years progressed, these goals transformed into activities that surpassed each time the desires of their inspirers lastly swung to be an astounding occasion: the Carnival of Rethymno, a live life form, tending to turn around the common course of life: the "more seasoned" it's showing signs of improvement it is getting to be!
Κάντε κλικ και επισκευτήτε το ΣΚΑΡΑΒΑΙΟΙ Club στο Ρεθεμνιώτικο Καρναβάλι
Κάντε κλικ και επισκευτήτε το ΣΚΑΡΑΒΑΙΟΙ Club στο Ρεθεμνιώτικο ΚαρναβάλιThe current year's fair subject is centered around this reversal and welcomes whoever profoundly seeks after more promising times, whoever sees rainbow hues past dim to be a piece of the substantial, passionate and crisp Team of the Carnival of Rethymno and offer, make, have a ton of fun and experience things that no one needs to miss. 

We welcome you to make and share this experience, having in our brain and our heart the way that when individuals participate, each day gets to be extraordinary and life itself turns out to be more lovely. It is as basic as that.
Labyrinth Studios are 30 kilometres away !!You are welcome to make a reservation and enjoy the fun of the carnival ! 

Mirthios Village

Mirthios is arranged 36 kilometers a long way from Rethymnon, at the South and 3 Kilometers before reaching Plakias. It is a little picturesque inland town, yet in short separation from the shoreline, based on the inclines of Kouroupas, with couple of lasting occupants.

From the town you will appreciate a fabulous perspective of the Plakias Bay and the Libyan Sea.

It merits seeing the congregation of Aghios Charalambos with a wonderful wood - cut symbol screen of the 19 th century; the congregation of Jesus Christ's Transfiguration chapel of the 12th century, is likewise justified regardless of a visit.

Two nearby devours ("panighyri") occur on the 10 th of February to pay tribute to Aghios Charalambos and on the 6th of August devoted to Jesus Christ's Transfiguration.
Accommodation is offerred at reasonable prices in inns and rooms to let.

Labyrinth Studios, is situated  3 kilometres away from the village.
Local delicacies and beverages are offered in restaurants and bars of the village and at the close by resort of Plakias.

Access from Rethymnon is conceivable by local KTEL bus and rental of private auto and motorbike.

Τρίτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Epiphany Celebration on January 6th


History of Epiphany

In the fervent cuts toward the start of the 30th birthday of Jesus, John (the Baptist), the child of Zechariah and Elizabeth, the chose then Baptist, who was six months more noteworthy than Christ, and he lived in the desert, askitefontas and lecturing the immersion of contrition, submersed with shock and Jesus in the Jordan River. At no snippet of the Baptism descended from paradise the Holy Spirit as a bird in Jesus while the sky was heard a voice which said that: 'This Estin my adored Son in omega am satisfied. "The expression alludes to the accounts of Matthew, Mark and Luke, while is not specified in that of John.

What's more, this is the main time of the appearance, on Earth, the Holy and consubstantial and unified Trinity in full "secret" of the Godhead. The theophany so named in light of the fact that the voice of God was heard on earth. For this purported God + voice . God showed up on earth, God + showed up. At the point when acquainted with commend the memory of the occasion of the Baptism of Jesus is not known with assurance. Be that as it may, it appears showed up again right on time in the early church Christians. The Clement of Alexandria (packaging layer. Litt. A) shows that a few apostates on the Basilides Gnostic toward the start of the Second century were praising the Day of the Baptism of the Lord "prodianykterefontes" and that the gala is finished by some to be 6 January, as indicated by others on 10 January. 

                                               Diving for the Cross

The primary services of Epiphany are considered underneath

•    Great Blessing (Religious function that happens inside of the Churches).

•    Diving Holy Cross (Religious function taking after the Great Blessing turns into the jump of the Cross at Sea shore, in ports, streams or lakes shores and the need in water tanks, for example, in Athens.

•    Official plunge of the Cross: Polity, Politics and Religious (Episcopal) festival of the official jump of the Cross which spoke to the powers. Following mid 1900 authority plunge characterized in Piraeus over the old regal quay or the old town lobby, now before the Church of St. Spyridon. Comparable functions performed in all prefectures of the nation.

•    Before the war in Piraeus banned the raising of the Cross by jumpers after savage gunfight between them . Today pulling is finished with strip bearing the Cross.

Epiphany (or Theophany) is incredible yearly Christian banquet of recognition of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River by St John the Baptist . It is commended on January 6 is the third and last devour of the Twelve (Christmas occasions). The name emerges from the sign of the three persons. of the Trinity happened under three significant zealous cuts. The Feast of Epiphany additionally called Epiphany and Lights or lights (or Feast 
of Lights) .In this celebration commending the names Light Fotis , Urania, Jordan, Theofanis and Theocharis. 


Τρίτη, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2015

Winter holidays on Crete

Numerous guests to Crete dependably trust that the island is just for summer occasions. That is genuine and millions have found that while being on the long shorelines or investigating the hinterland and the various authentic spots. Be that as it may, Crete is likewise a flawless winter destination. The island lies in the subtropical piece of the Mediterranean and it offers mellow winters with uniquely along the coast line numerous sunny days with wonderful temperatures. Its imperative to know about the distinctive atmospheres of North and South Crete. On the south drift you may locate your self possibly a day on the shoreline and swimming in the cleanest oceans of Europe. For instance it can be chilly and dark in Agios Nikolaos however somewhere in the range of 30km south in Ierapetra you can be in daylight. This is a direct result of the spine of mountains running East-West which shape an obstruction to mists touching base from the North. The predominant winds are from the North or North West, in the recent case the White mountains make downpour shadow for the East, so if its reasonable skies you need you are in an ideal situation toward the East of Plakias. Where you are welcome to stay at Labyrinth Studios.There is a drawback to this; the same mountain reaches make more grounded winds in the South and you would need to look for a shielded inlet for sunbathing. Mid October to Xmas is conceivably the best time of year in the South with reliably quiet and sunny days.
                                             Damnoni Beach
                                                  Sunset in Plakias

January and February are the stormy months, yet this you must see as possibly 1 or 2 days a few hours with substantial precipitation moving roads toward streams. Soon after this you will have sunny and dry days. Temperatures shift from 16-23 celsius at daytime. The Night can be cooler as a result of the mugginess and temperatures tumble down to 10 celsius now and again. Solidifying cool you will think that its just in the high mountains. In this period the fields are secured in a blue and white woven artwork of Wind Anemones.

Local people are "more alive" than in the mid year, since there is bunches of work to do in the olive forests, natural product gardens and building. The sheep are eating the crisp green from the mountains. At the point when coming to meet Cretan fellowship than there's no preferable season over the winter. Visiting around with an auto, strolling the wide open, biking, fowl watching or simply walking around the urban areas they offer you a casual occasion or possibly you'll stay all winter.

Springtime is flawless season for strolling and you will discover botanic delights that you will discover no place on the planet. The principle Gorge Samaria is shut in the winter yet there are a lot of others offering their trails for a taxing day climbing. Every single significant gallery and archeological locales are open for the general population.

In the neighborhood eateries you may taste sustenance that you don't discover in the menus amid the mid year. However most resorts can be similar to apparition towns and you may need to look for Tavernas in the inland towns. The urban areas offer more vivacity and shopping opportunities however they differ - Chania is a year round destination yet Rethymno is tranquil . Go to the yearly festivals, similar to the day they tow the cross in the harbor or the fair in Rethymno.

More lodging and house proprietors see that offering their convenience in the winter gives them financial plusses on those that nearby their home for 6 months or more. These proprietors put resources into warming, kitchen offices, satellite TV, web associations etc.etc. You won't be living in a cabin on the mountains, however in agreeable spots any place you incline toward on Crete. The best thing is to remember that when you pick a spot, that its near a city. The town life is amid the day OK, yet at night you must enthrall yourself or you require an auto to go out.

The costs for a rent an auto can be extremely shoddy, contingent upon the period you require it. On the off chance that you require a convenience for the entire winter you will be astonished what great value you can get.

Κυριακή, 5 Απριλίου 2015

Κυριακή των Βαϊών Εορτασμός


Σήμερα Κυριακή  τών Βαϊών γιορτάζουμε την πανηγυρική είσοδο του Κυρίου Ιησού Χριστού στην Ιερουσαλήμ. Τότε, ερχόμενος ο Ιησούς από τη Βηθανία στα Ιεροσόλυμα, έστειλε δύο από τους Μαθητές του και του έφεραν ένα γαϊδουράκι. Και κάθισε πάνω του για να μπει στην πόλη.
Ο δε λαός, ακούγοντας ότι ο Ιησούς έρχεται, πήραν αμέσως στα χέρια τους βάγια από φοίνικες και βγήκαν να τον υποδεχτούν. Και άλλοι μεν με τα ρούχα τους, άλλοι δε κόβοντας κλαδιά από τα δέντρα, έστρωναν το δρόμο απ' όπου ο Ιησούς θα περνούσε. Και όλοι μαζί, ακόμα και τα μικρά παιδιά, φώναζαν: «ωσαννά· ευλογημένος ο ερχόμενος εν ονόματι Κυρίου, ο βασιλεύς του Ισραήλ.
Ο Χριστός εισέρχεται στα Ιεροσόλυμα «επί πώλον όνου». Πορεύεται και οι Ισραηλίτες τον υποδέχονται με τιμές ως Βασιλιά. Εκείνος δεν δίνει ιδιαίτερη σημασία στις τιμές, δεν περιορίζεται στο πανηγύρι, στην πρόσκαιρη δόξα, αλλά προχωρεί στο σταυρό και την Ανάσταση.
Η είσοδος του Χριστού στα Ιεροσόλυμα είναι τελικά η είσοδος του μαρτυρίου στην επίγεια ζωή του Κυρίου.
 Σε λίγες ημέρες θα μαρτυρήσει και θα θανατωθεί στο σταυρό, για να θανατώσει το θάνατο και να χαρίσει τη ζωή.
Την Κυριακή των Βαΐων, όλοι οι ναοί στολίζονται με κλαδιά από βάγια, ή φοίνικες δηλαδή  από άλλα νικητήρια φυτά, όπως δάφνη, ιτιά, μυρτιά και ελιά. Μετά τη λειτουργία μοιράζονται στους πιστούς.
Η εκκλησία μας καθιέρωσε ήδη από τον 9ο αιώνα το έθιμο αυτό μια και όπως αναφέρει ο Ευαγγελιστής Ιωάννης
«όχλος πολύς…έλαβον τα βαΐα των φοινίκων και εξήλθον εις υπάντησιν αυτώ».

Στα πρώτα χριστιανικά χρόνια, στα Ιεροσόλυμα, ο επίσκοπος έμπαινε στην πόλη «επί πώλου όνου», αναπαριστάνοντας το γεγονός, ενώ στα βυζαντικά γινόνταν «ο περίπατος του αυτοκράτορα», από το Παλάτι προς τη Μεγάλη Εκκλησία.
Στη διαδρομή αυτή ο αυτοκράτορας μοίραζε στον κόσμο βάγια και σταυρούς και ο Πατριάρχης σταυρούς και κεριά.

Με τα βάγια οι πιστοί στόλιζαν τους τοίχους των σπιτιών και το εικονοστάσι τους.Και σήμερα όλες οι εκκλησίες στολίζονται με δαφνόφυλλα ή βάγια.

Τετάρτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Rethymnon Carnival 2015

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It's been one century, since a gathering of people from Rethymno – with idealistic inclination and open heart to each average test – chooses to put some shading to the regular life of the city, amid the Carnival season.

In this way, in 1914 the first Carnival of Rethymno was sorted out, bringing the first sign of the plans of the people of Rethymno. As the years progressed, these expectations transformed into activities that surpassed each time the desires of their inspirers lastly turned to be a stunning occasion: the Carnival of Rethymno, a live life form, having a tendency to switch the common course of life: the "more established" its showing signs of improvement it is getting to be!

The current year's carnival subject is centered around this reversal and welcomes whoever profoundly trusts for better days, whoever sees rainbow hues past dim to be a piece of the vast, passionate and crisp Team of the Carnival of Rethymno and offer, make, have a great time and experience things that no one needs to miss.

We welcome you to make and offer this experience, having in our brain and our heart the way that when individuals chip in, consistently gets to be unique and life itself gets to be more excellent. It is as simple as that !