Exhibit Showcases History of Extraordinary Byzantine Monument, Church of Hagia Sophia in Trabzon, Turkey

An exhibition about the church of Hagia Sophia (Saint Sophia) in Trebizond is open at the Koç University's ANAMED Gallery in İstiklal Caddesi in central Istanbul...

Mount Athos Exempted from Paying Property Tax

Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas has approved an amendment that exempts Mount Athos monasteries from paying any pending property tax. The amendment, also signed by...

Holy Monday, First Day of the Great and Holy Week

Holy Monday is the first day of the Great and Holy Week, the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday. The Greek Orthodox Church...

Vandals On the Island of Crete Set Church on Fire, Write “Allah is Great”

Vandals on Saturday set fire on a Greek Orthodox church in the Lagolio village of Crete and wrote "Allah is great", infuriating locals. According to...

Crete School Seeks Parental Consent for Holy Communion

The director of an elementary school in Ierapetra in Crete, Greece, has asked parents to confirm that their children are prepared to receive Holy...

Greek Foreign Ministry Calls on Turkey to Protect Christian Churches in Istanbul

Greece's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it has been informed about cases of provocative acts in Christian churches in Istanbul. "In view of the Easter...

Holy Wednesday; What Do We Celebrate?

We are in the middle of the Holy Week. The Greek Orthodox Church reminds us of a fact that took place two days before...

First Holy and Great Synod of Christianity in 1000 Years

Orthodox patriarchs around the world are preparing for the Holy and Great Synod, a meeting that is the first in 1000 years and has...

Why Orthodox Easter is the Same Day as Catholic Easter This Year

This year Orthodox Christians and the Catholics are celebrating Easter on the same day - but this is not always the case. In fact,...

St. George: The Most Beloved Saint in the World

George is the most popular name in Greece and Saint George is one of the most beloved saints throughout the Christian world. In hagiography,...

Russian Patriarch Kirill Sends Message of Encouragement as Ecumenical Patriarch and Church Leaders Prepare...

Although the Russian Orthodox Church will not participate in the meetings for the Pan-Orthodox Council, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill has sent a message of encouragement to...

Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

Easter is a moveable feast celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox full moon (i.e. on Sunday after the full moon of...

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