Russian Orthodox bell returned to Kodiak

NICOLE KLAUSS, Kodiak Daily Mirror - 14/10/13 KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A 200-year-old Russian Orthodox bell has been returned to Alaska after being held by Catholics for more than a century in Southern California. The bell, known as the San Fernando bell, was returned to Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral on Oct. 1 and is waiting to be placed ...

Pilgrims celebrate St. Herman on Spruce Island

NICOLE KLAUSS Kodiak Daily Mirror 10/8/2012 SPRUCE ISLAND, Alaska -- Pilgrims from across the world traveled here Wednesday to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of St. Herman of Alaska. The annual pilgrimage drew around 100 people who arrived by boat to visit the holy site where Orthodox Christianity celebrates its roots in America. Bells rang as the Orthodox ...

Holy Fire set to take over Old City

By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH 11/4/2012 Easter in Israel is unique in many ways, but probably the most significant tradition that occurs only in the Holy Land is the widely awaited tradition of the Holy Fire ceremony. The special ceremony takes place on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter, and captures center stage once again during this holiday's season ...

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Members of the Holy Cross-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral gather in Harpersville at Camp Vakakes for their Pascha, or Easter, service. (Contributed)

By NICOLE LOGGINS / Staff Writer 30/3/2012 HARPERSVILLE — “Christos Anesti” or “Christ is risen” is a traditional greeting among Greek Orthodox Christians during their Pascha, or Easter service. “One person says ‘Christos Anesti!’ or ‘Christ is risen!’ and the person with the other egg responds with ‘Alithos Anesti!’ or ‘Truly he is risen!,’” said Father Paul Costopoulos. Unlike ...

10 things to do over Christmas in the Holy Land

By NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH 12/19/2011 From Christmas markets in Bethlehem to parades in Nazareth, the Holy Land is the place to truly experience seasonal festivity. There's something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas. For further information on Christian tourism and Holy Land Tours to Israel contact Travelujah. 1. Go Shopping at a Christmas Market Christmas markets are ...