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.