Sunday, August 31, 2014

Orthodox Church of St Basil and St Stephen, Corfu

Walking around the Old Town of Corfu, one comes across many Orthodox Churches, with the unique and beautiful artistic style of the Ionian Islands; where East meets West; where Orthodoxy meets the Western artistic and musical style. The Orthodox Church of St Basil and St Stephen is not an exception to this rule.

An interesting reality, however, is the fact that most churches in the Old Town of Corfu are dedicated to at least two or three saints, a rare reality in the rest of the Orthodox Church. This creates an interesting tradition, allowing for the multiple celebrations of the festivities of a certain Church during the ecclesiastical year.  

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