Cremation with a Simple Written Statement

The Greek government gave the green light for the opening of cremation centers, with an amendment to the Environment Ministry bill. The regulations, signed by Interior...

Former Attica Bishop Found Dead in Keratea

Former Attica Bishop Panteleimon Bezenitis was found dead at Vgethi beach, Keratea, in northeastern Attica, on Wednesday, July 2. According to Greek news, the former Bishop...

Greek Bishop Condemns Gay Pride Parade

The bishop of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, condemned Gay Pride celebrations of the LGBT community, stating that it is “a perversion of human existence.” “Do not give...

Church Prompts for Spiritual Voting in Greece ‘s Elections

Apart from the thousands of candidates running for securing their "fifteen minutes of fame" in the forthcoming Greek local and European Parliament elections, and...

The Epitaph: Greek Orthodox Good Friday Traditions

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day that commemorates the Passion of Christ in all of Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition...

Why Is Easter a Moveable Feast?

Easter is a moveable feast celebrated on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox full moon (i.e. on Sunday after the full moon of...

Crete School Seeks Parental Consent for Holy Communion

The director of an elementary school in Ierapetra in Crete, Greece, has asked parents to confirm that their children are prepared to receive Holy...

Christians and Muslims Unite for Cephalonia

An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the victims of the earthquake in Cephalonia. Both the Holy Bishopric of Maroneia and Komotini...
Clean Monday

Clean Monday and It’s Traditional Observance

By John Sanidopoulos* - Clean Monday -Καθαρή Δευτέρα in Greek- refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. The entire first week of...

Second Divine Liturgy in Famagusta Church

On Sunday January 26, from 7.30 am to 10.30 am, a divine liturgy will be held in the church of Ayios Georgios (Exorinou) within...

Greek Internet Personality Sentenced

A 10-month suspended sentence was imposed by the court on 27-year-old Filippos Loizos, who became known in Greece through his humorous Facebook page “Geron...

10.000 Euros Compensation to Vatopedi Monastery

Father Ephraim of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi, was suing Greek journalist, Kostas Vaxevanis for two of his articles published on the Internet...

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