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...

Greek Court Acquits Bishop Amvrosios Who Called for the Death of Homosexuals

An outcry was caused, after a court of Aigio on Friday acquitted Bishop of Aigialeia and Kalavryta, Amvrosios, on the charges of hate speech...

Thrace Mufti Election Issue Causes Greek Government Confusion

The election of the local Mufti by Muslims in Thrace was one of the contentious issues stressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during...

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...

Religious Tourism Booms in Greece: The Island of Patmos

  Religious tourism is a growing slice of the touristic industry. It’s a kind of tourism that can either strengthen personal faith or help discover...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

The Greek Custom of Vasilopita and the Lucky Coin for the New Year

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city...

Greeks Recall Christ’s Parables on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy or Great Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move a day closer to Easter. First off, the...
The ceremony started early this morning, with a Holy Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of the city, on Chalidon Street. At the same time, a group of men (and a woman) were getting ready at the old Venetian port to dive into the clear waters and rescue the cross, in the hope of a blessed 2018.

Epiphany 2018: The Blessing of the Waters in Chania, Crete (Photos & Video)

Springtime temperatures and plenty of sunshine were the backdrop of today's Epiphany celebration in the city center of Chania, in Crete. On January 6, the...

Why Greek Orthodox and Catholic Easter will Never Coincide After 2700

This year, Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Christians -- who use different liturgical calendars -- celebrated Easter one week apart, with the former being on April...

Epiphany with Fistfights over Holly Cross in Kiato (video)

It seems that the Holy Spirit was absent during the Epiphany celebration at the Kiato harbor, as several young men got in a violent...

Greek Anarchists Vandalize Churches on Holy Week (photos)

Several Greek Orthodox churches in Athens became the target of anarchists who sprayed slogans against the controversial bishop of Kalavryta, Amvrosios and the Church. Vandals...

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