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...

Epiphany: A Greek Orthodox Celebration Rich in Tradition

Epiphany is one of the most sacred Greek Orthodox celebrations, rich in Christian traditions that also date back to ancient times. Epiphany, also Theofania or...

Greece Thanks Albania for Granting Citizenship to Archbishop Anastasios

President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopios Pavlopoulos, called his Albanian counterpart Ilir Meta on the telephone on Tuesday, and thanked him for granting Albanian...
On December 15 the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleftherios, and that day is also the only day during the year wheve it is possible to visit Fortress of Intzedin, in Crete. Inside the fortress there is a small church built in honour to the saint.

The Church in Crete Which Can Only be Visited Once a Year

  On December 15, the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleutherios, and it is also the only day of the year when people can visit the Fortress...

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