Greeks Mark Solemn Good Friday With Processions

Good Friday is an profoundly mournful day in Greece that commemorates the Passion of Christ. A nationwide affair, it recalls the moments leading up...

Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples...

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...

Metropolitan Amvrosios Launches New Attack Against Justice Minister

Metropolitan of Kalavryta and Aigialeia Amvrosios launched a new attack against Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis after the appeal against the court decision that found...

Greeks Recall Christ’s Parables on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy or Great Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move a day closer to Easter. First off, the...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

Prosecutor Appeals Acquittal Decision for Metropolitan over Hate Speech

The Aigio Public Prosecutor on Monday appealed a court decision that acquitted the Metropolitan of Kalavryta and Aigialeia Amvrosios on charges of racist comments ...

Greek Government Attacks Court Decision on Religion Lessons

The Greek government has launched an attack on the Council of State after this week's decision that changes in grade-school religion lessons are unconstitutional. The...

Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates St. Patrick (video)

St. Patrick's Day may have been and gone, but a church in Grevena, northern Greece, has been celebrating Ireland's patron saint. While revelers in Irish...

Actors’ Protest Backs Greek ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

A row over a production of Jesus Christ Superstar has spurred actors and supporters of the musical to demonstrate outside an Athens theatre. Holding a...

New Ministers Swear Oath Without Greek Church

New Greek government ministers appointed following a mini cabinet reshuffle were sworn in at the presidential mansion in Athens on Thursday. They took a civilian oath...

Bishop Calls on Christians to Boycott Greek State TV

The influential bishop of Kalavryta, Amvrosios, has called on all Greek Orthodox Christians to boycott public broadcaster ERT for its coverage of the musical...

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