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...

Greeks Fly Clean Monday Kites as Lent Begins

For Greek Orthodox Christians, Clean Monday marks the beginning of the 40-day fast before Easter; tradition dictates that the faithful start abstaining from eating...

Valentine’s Day: The Greek Roots of the Saint of Love

Was Saint Valentine Greek? Although much of the historical Valentine's life is somewhat obscure, a community of Catholics on Lesvos has told Greek Reporter...

Sizzling “Tsiknopempti” Customs Across Greece

Even though Greeks consume a lot of meat, this Thursday millions will follow the custom of Tsiknopempti and eat even more. Enough, tradition says,...

Greek Church Officially Backs Athens ‘Macedonia’ Rally

The Greek Orthodox Church does not often change its mind, but in the case of Sunday's second rally over the use of 'Macedonia' in...

Greek Church ‘Respects’ Clergy’s Right to Back Macedonia Rallies

Greece's Orthodox clergy have the right to act in a "conscious, prudent and accountable" manner over protests linked to the 'Macedonia' name dispute, the...

Bells Ring Out as Priests Hold ‘Macedonia’ Protest (video)

    Church bells rang out on Wednesday as dozens of Greek Orthodox priests protested in the town of Aigio, demanding the term 'Macedonia' be excluded...

Blessing of the Oranges Custom Observed in Argos

The custom of the blessing of the oranges was observed again this year in Argos, Peloponnese, along with the tradition of the blessing of...

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