These ligurian ex-votos which illustrate people miraculously survived the fall are created as a personal expression of thanks and a public testimony to faith and gratitude to the Virgin Mary, always present at the scene of the accident.
How a family can prepare for Pasca Often Great Lent is taught as a series of “shoulds” – we should go to Church, we should fast, we should pray, we should give alms. This approach focuses on “duty” and can have a negative connotation. We need an attitude adjustment. This year, try for a loving response to what our Lord has done for us The Website of St. John Greek Orthodox Church
'Monemvasia' scarf: "Monemvasia (Greek: Μονεμβασία) the site of a powerful medieval fortress. It’s name derives from two Greek words, mone and emvasia, meaning “single entrance”. Monemvasia’s nickname is the Gibraltar of the East or The Rock. The marble details of the Byzantine churches remaining from the medieval period, are the inspiration for this silk scarf!" | grecian chic / elena zournatzi
Architecture & Garden Art – Picassiette Mosaic Art – The Little Chapel – Guernsey
Tama (Greek: τάμα, pl. ταμάτα tamata) are a form of votive offering used in the Eastern Orthodox Churches, particularly the Greek Orthodox Church. Tamata are usually small metal plaques, which may be of base or precious metal, usually with an embossed image symbolizing the subject of prayer for which it is offered.
Tamata are a form of votive offering or ex-voto used the Greek Orthodox Church. Tamata are usually small metal plaques, which may be of base or precious metal, usually with an embossed image symbolizing the subject of prayer for which the plaque is offered. Tamata may be offered to an icon or shrine of a saint as a reminder of a petitioner's particular need, or in gratitude for a prayer answered.