Unholy Brawl Over St. George’s Icon at Greek Church (video)

A fight broke out at a church of a small village of Messinia, southern Peloponnese, over the rights of an icon of St. George. As...

Happy Name Day, George! Here are a Few Things You May Not Know about...

George or Giorgos or Georgios (Γιώργος ή Γεώργιος) is the most popular Greek male name, and the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Saint George on...

Lewd Picture of Bride and Groom Causes Cancellation of 300 Weddings in Rhodes

About 300 out of 700 scheduled weddings at the courtyard of the Holy Monastery of St. Paul in Lindos, Rhodes have been canceled after...

Patriarch’s Envoy Visits Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

An envoy from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, visited on Easter Sunday, the Turkish jail where two Greek soldiers facing charges after accidentally crossing the Turkish...

‘Flying Priest’ of Chios Becomes Internet Sensation (video)

Father Christophoros Gourlis has a unique and unconventional way to conduct the liturgy at his Panagia Evangelistria church in the Greek island of Chios. His...

Greeks Celebrate Easter with Timeless Traditions

Easter in Greece is full of old traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the decades, making the season a colorful one amid the mourning...

Greeks Join Epitaphios Procession in Each Parish

The Epitaphios Procession ceremony took place in the evening of Holy Friday with  hundreds of believers joining the procession in each parish across Greece. The...

Greeks Mark Solemn Good Friday With Processions

Good Friday is an profoundly mournful day in Greece that commemorates the Passion of Christ. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up...

Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples...

Orthodox Greeks and Holy Wednesday

On Holy and Great Wednesday, many Orthodox remember the fact of Christ's anointing with myrrh by a "sinful woman" before his crucifixion. It is...

Metropolitan Amvrosios Launches New Attack Against Justice Minister

Metropolitan of Kalavryta and Aigialeia Amvrosios launched a new attack against Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis after the appeal against the court decision that found...

Greeks Recall Christ’s Parables on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy or Great Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move a day closer to Easter. First off, the...

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