Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Lent and the Holy Week

The last day of Lent and the Holy week is Holy Saturday -- the day in which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and...

Holy Friday Celebrated by Orthodox and Catholic Churches on Syros

The procession of the Epitaph is one of the main features of the island of Syros, an island with both Orthodox and Catholic believers. All...

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,...

How Greeks Celebrate Holy Thursday, The Last Supper

On Holy Thursday, Greeks celebrate the saddest day of the Holy Week as it marks Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth. The Greek Orthodox Church...

Why Greeks Make Tsoureki on Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday and eat it on Easter Sunday. Early in 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...

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...

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....

Archbishop Ieronymos: There is a War Against the Church of Greece

There is a war against the Church of Greece, said Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, criticizing the government for interfering with the...

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,...

Production and Consumption of ‘Halal’ Meat in Greece on the Rise

Many Greeks don't know what "halal" means, but the production and consumption of halal meat in Greece is steadily on the rise. The impressive increase...

Discussions Between Church and State About Religion Classes in Public Schools Continues

On March 8-9, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece held discussions focusing on the new stipulations that the Greek government has introduced...

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