African King Baptized into Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Athos

Every baptism is a happy occasion but a recent ceremony in the religious enclave of Greece's Mount Athos was a little extra special. A tribal...

Greek Orthodox Bishop Hands ‘Holy Pens’ to Students

The Greek Orthodox bishop of the town of Veria, northern Greece, has conducted a special service where he distributed blessed pens to the town's...

FYROM Church Drops ‘Macedonia’ Name, Seeks to Join Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Orthodox Christian church of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has applied to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate under the name 'Archbishopric of...

29 May 1453: The Day Constantinople Fell

The fall of Constantinople that occurred on 29 May 1453 was the final phase of the Byzantine-Ottoman Wars (1265-1453) and the darkest page in...

Greek Church Hits Out at Same-Sex Foster Care

The Greek Orthodox Church leadership has said it remains opposed to same-sex foster care following Wednesday's passing of a fostering bill in the Greek parliament. The...

Prince Charles Hails Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church (video)

Prince Charles met the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos on Thursday during the second day of his official visit to Greece. Ieronymos briefed...

Looted Rare 6th Century Mosaic of St. Andrew Returns Home in Cyprus

(AP photo/Petros Karadjias) A rare 6th century mosaic depicting St. Andrew taken from a looted church in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus in the 1970s has been...

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...

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