Holy Friday, a Day of Fasting and Mourning

Holy Friday is a day of fasting and absolute mourning. The Greek Orthodox Church reminds us about Jesus’ journey to the Cross and death,...

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...

President Pavlopoulos Mentions the EU Cares About Humans More than Currency

"The strident refugee crisis proves that the center of the European Union is not its currency, but its human beings" President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said during...

Council of State Opens Way for Erecting Mosque in Athens

The Council of State rejected an appeal of 111 residents of Votanikos area in Athens who were against the building of a Muslim mosque....

Court Suspends Immediate Arrest of Rebel Mount Athos Abbot Pending Appeal

The call for the immediate arrest of the rebel abbot of Esphigmenou Monastery on Mount Athos has been suspended by a Thessaloniki appeals court,...

Pope Francis Worries About Social Justice During Greek Crisis

Pope Francis expressed concern over the Greek crisis on Wednesday, especially its social implications and the impact on Greek families, urging European leaders to make...

Greek Monks Refuse to Let Thessaloniki Mayor Enter Mount Athos

The “Gathering of Priests and Monks” attacked Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in a letter to the Holy Community of Mount Athos. The reason behind their...

Miraculous Virgin Mary Churches of the Aegean Sea

  There are numerous Marian churches in the Aegean sea. Some majestic, some humble and quiet, built on rocks, in caves and inaccessible hills. Their past is filled...

‘Botides’: Corfu’s Unique Holy Saturday Tradition

As every Holy Saturday morning, the Greek island of Corfu was packed again by locals and tourists who came to attend the "Botides" tradition that takes...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus...

Is the 180 Year Wait for an Official Mosque in Athens Finally Over?

It has only taken some 180 years for Athens to finally be on the verge of getting its first official mosque as plans 10...

First Mass Held in Cypriot Church in Over 40 Years

Hundreds of Greek Cypriot refugees from the Turkish occupied village of Argaki, in the Morphou area, celebrated a holy mass on Saturday at their...

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