Monday, February 1, 2016

Blessed Month

It is a Greek custom to wish friends a “Καλό Μήνα” or a “Blessed Month” on the first day of the month. What I enjoy so much about this tradition is the manner in which the Greek people have been able to incorporate their Orthodox Christian Faith with daily life. In an attempt to always include God in our daily plans, each month begins with a prayer for blessing. In the ancient Church (at least as far back as the early 4th century) it has been the custom of the Church to celebrate the Blessing of the Waters on the first day of the month. This blessing invites God into our very calendar. So....have a blessed month! If you are in Florence, join us for the Blessing of the Waters at 6pm.

1 comment:

Maria Spounias said...

Have a very blessed Kalo Mena!