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The Beheading of John the Baptist

     On the 29th of August, we celebrate a Simple yet major Feast of Saint John the Baptist. The feast of his beheading is cause for celebration of a great martyr, but also an occasion for fasting, as we are reminded how we are disobedient to the precepts of God. It is highly recommended that […]


Pentecost is the celebration of the birthday of the Catholic Church. In the Eastern Catholic Church, this is the sign of new life; when the Holy Spirit came to the Virgin Mary and the Apostles. For this reason in the Eastern Catholic Church of the Italo-Greeks we use and bless green lemon leaves to express […]