Greek Fire 18. The Akathistos Hymn: Mary and Inanna

Thursday, April 1, 2021 
Last week, in Greek Fire 17, we made a virtual visit to one of my favourite churches in Athens, the Church of St Isidoroi on Lykavettos Hill, built into a cave, with its miraculous icon [left], the Virgin of the Rock. I am enjoying 'attending' their live-streamed liturgies during Orthodox Lent, which in the Eastern Church has just begun; today is Maundy Thursday in the West, but Greek Easter is not until May 2nd this year. [1]

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