Kolyva for Saint Nicholas and the artoklasia<br />Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>

Kolyva for Saint Nicholas and the artoklasia
Photos: Gregory Edwards Edwards in Greece

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Church of Agios Nikolaos

Portaria, Volos, Thessaly, Greece

Feast of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas is the patron saint of Volos. The day is a holiday for the village of Portaria, which is part of Volos Municipality. Vespers and Liturgy are celebrated by both local parishes in the Church of St. Nicholas. The Bishop of Velestino came to preside.
Kolyva for Saint Nicholas and the artoklasia<br />Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>
The bishop blesses the kolyva<br />Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>
12 priests and a deacon joined the bishop to bless the artoklasia<br />Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>
St. Nicholas icon decorated for the feast day<br />Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>
Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>
Photos: Gregory Edwards <a href="http://edwardsingreece.blogspot.com/2013/01/feast-of-st-nicholas-portaria.html" target="new" class="link">Edwards in Greece</a>