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Mother's Day

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The history of Mother's Day is centuries old and goes back to the times of ancient Greeks, who held festivities to honor Rhea, the mother of the gods. The early Christians celebrated the Mother's festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. Interestingly, later on a religious order stretched the holiday to include all mothers, and named it as the Mothering Sunday. The English colonists settled in America discontinued the tradition of Mothering Sunday because of lack of time. In 1872 Julia Ward Howe organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace. It is a landmark in the history of Mother's Day.

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Greek Mother's Day Cards to Download

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Download here your Greek Mother's Day Cards for your children to print and colour in for mum!

pdfDownload Giorti Miteras Card A

pdfDownload Giorti Miteras Card 3 A

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H Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Μητέρας

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H Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Μητέρας είναι μέρα εορτασμού της μητρότητας και των ευχαριστιών προς τη μητέρα, μια γιορτή με αρχαιοελληνικές αναφορές στην λατρεία της θεάς Κυβέλης, της μητέρας των θεών, όπως την προσφωνεί ο Πίνδαρος («Κυβέλα, Μάτερ θεών»).

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The Greatest Celebration of All!

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Greek Orthodox Easter

Holy Week in the Eastern Orthodox Church institutes the sanctity of the whole calendar year of the Church.

Its centre of commemorations and inspiration is Easter wherein the glorified Resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

Saturday of St. Lazarus

Six days before the Passover a feast was given for Christ in Bethany of Judea where Christ had stopped on His way to Jerusalem. Lazarus, His friend, and his sisters were present.

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