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...

Court Drops Case Against Blogger With Satirical Website About Orthodox Monk

An appeals court nullified on Thursday a 10-month suspended prison sentence imposed on a Greek blogger who run a satirical webpage titled “Geron Pastitsios”...

Greek Authorities Expect Crematorium to Soon Become Reality

Last February Greece made cremation of the dead legal as the Parliament passed a law allowing individuals to make their own choice of burial...

The Most Traditional Rituals of Clean Monday in Greece

Greece is a country full of cultural and religious traditions - and one celebration which is a bit of both is Clean Monday or...

Piraeus Metropolitan Seraphim Sued for Homophobic Comments on TV

Piraeus Metropolitan Seraphim is sued and wanted by Greek authorities after a lawsuit was filed against him by human rights and gay groups. Specifically, the...

20-Year Prison Sentence Handed Down to Monk, Abbot of Greek Monastery

A monk and the abbot of a Mt Athos monastery have been found guilty for crimes that will see them serving prison time if they are...

Holy Synod to Hold Meeting on Religion Classes in Greek Schools in March

Starting on March 8-9, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will hold a discussion regarding how religion should be taught in Greek schools. The...

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