Πέμπτη, 27 Μαρτίου 2014

Doxology for the Greek Day of Independence 25 March – celebrated at Churches throughout South Africa

Archbishopric of Good Hope
      
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In 1821, Greeks vigorously rose up against the oppressive Ottoman Empire which had occupied Greece for nearly four hundred years, embarking on the ultimately successful war of independence. Bishop Germanos of Patras boldly raised the Greek flag at the monastery of Agia Lavras, inciting the Peloponnese to rise against the oppressors. While the exact date probably was not March 25th, it did occur in late March and it was gradually associated with the religious feast of the Annunciation.
 

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