Locals Revive Old Religious Tradition on Greek Island of Patmos

August 15 in almost here and Greeks are preparing for all the customs and traditions that will take place in celebration of Panagia, the...

What Do Greeks Celebrate on Holy Wednesday?

The ceremonial traditions that Greeks carry out at the Church for Holy Wednesday are seeped stories from the Gospel of Matthew which tells the story...

Religious Studies Change in Greek Schools to Include Other Religions

The religious studies lesson in Greek schools will get a complete overhaul to include other religions as well, Education Minister Nikos Filis announced. The minister...

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...

What the Orthodox Celebrate on Holy Tuesday

On Holy Tuesday during the Great and Holy week leading up to Easter, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the holy gospel which refers to...

Archbishop Ieronymos Claims Europe Is Against Greek Orthodoxy

Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece accused Europe and the Greek government of trying to alter Christian Greek society and the identity...

Why Saint George Name Day Will be Celebrated Later This Year

In Greece, Saint George Day, or Agios Georgios Day, is celebrated on April 23. However, if Easter is after April 23, then it is...

Crete’s Archdiocese Offers Land For Jobless

Archbishop of Crete Eirinaios said the Church is proposing to give farmland to people without jobs to help them during a crushing economic crisis. Speaking...

Greek Education Minister: I Have Tsipras’ Support on Religious Studies Issue

Greece's Education Minister Nikos Filis said that he is not backing down on his decision to change religious study courses in Greek schools because...

Greece’s Council of State Approves First Mosque in Athens

The construction of the first official mosque in Athens has been approved, following the decision of the Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court. After...

SDOE Reveals Monastery Fraud

Inspectors from Greece's financial crimes squad SDOE said they have uncovered a scheme of 10 monasteries involving black money and fake documents to attain...

Celebrating Holy Monday; The First Day of the Great and Holy Week

The first of seven days leading up to Easter in the important Great and Holy Week for the Greek Orthodox Church is Holy Monday....

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