Why the Greek Church is Important to Greek Families and where can I find one?
The Orthodox Cross is actually referred to by many names: Byzantine Cross, Russian Cross and the Suppendaneum Cross. Every Church is seen with the cross present and the cross symbolizes so much and means so much to the person wearing one. The cross is a special piece as it is one given at the baptism. The baptism cross is very important and cherished by the person that wears it.
This is one of the biggest holidays on the Greeks Calendar. The Greek Orthodox Easter is held every year and falls at different times of the year compared to the English Easter.
Growing up in a Greek family we were taught the importance of our names. Over the years people have given in to the trappings of the world and are now compromising the importance of their Orthodox Tradition. Orthodox families have placed huge importance on names. The naming process is not only important to the Church but it also holds great significance to us as Orthodox Christians.