Church of Greece to Participate in Context of Religion Textbooks

The joint commission of the Ministry of Education and the Church of Greece have decided that the context of religion textbooks will be co-decided...

Bishop of Fthiotida Orders Ban on Decorations at Weddings and Baptisms for the Region

Earlier this month the metropolitan bishop of Fthiotida ordered a ban on wedding and baptism decorations inside and outside of the region's churches saying...

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Greece Must Respect All Religions

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning Greece's reaction to the reading of the Quran and call for prayer in Hagia Sophia, accusing...

Greece Reacts to New Muslim Prayer, Koran Reading in Hagia Sophia

The Greek government reacted to Wednesday's reading of the Koran and Muslim prayer in Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, despite the strictly secular museum character...

Archbishop Ieronymos: No Rift Between Church and State

Relations between Church and State are good and there is no rift between them, Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Ieronymos said on...

564 Years Since the Fall of Constantinople: The End of an Empire (Video)

May 29 marks the 56th anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the...

President Pavlopoulos: The Ecumenical Patriarchate Is Our Cradle

"The Patriarchate is our cradle and the Turkish leadership must realize that the presence of the Patriarchate in Constantinople is one of Turkey's most...

Greek State Recognizes Paganism as Religion

Greek Pagans are granted legal status as polytheism is officially a religion in Greece, according to the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (YSEE). YSEE is a...

Why Do Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greek...

Corfu Celebrates Holy Saturday With ‘Botides’ Tradition (video)

During the morning hours of Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Corfu, there is a unique tradition called “Botides” that takes place in...

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...

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