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Australian Flies to Greece to Get Baptized at the Birthplace of ‘Eleni’

Converted to Greek Orthodoxy, an Australian woman was baptized at a river in north-western Greece. The ceremony took place in the wild mountains of Murganas...

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...

Rhodes Baptism Prevented Until Godmother Gets Church Wedding

A baptism on the island of Rhodes was postponed because the godmother's wedding had been performed according to a civil ceremony rather than religious...

Crete: Couple Organizes a Different Kind of Baptism for Their Son

Nowadays, an infant’s Greek Orthodox baptism takes place inside the church, however, the Koudoumas Holy Monastery in Heraklion, Crete, decided to change things up. A...

Man in Central Greece Dies from Stray Bullet

A baptism celebration in Karditsa, central Greece, turned to tragedy when the 35-year-old godfather from Chania, Crete, was hit in the head by a stray bullet (balothia). Balothia...

Crete: Locals Rescue and ‘Baptize’ Dolphin

Members of a Greek Orthodox Church in Crete unofficially baptized a dolphin that was found nearly dead at a local beach. The animal was named Anastasis (the word...

Crisis Drives Cretan Search for Godfathers

With many people unable to afford the tradition of being a Godfather because of Greece's crushing economic crisis, some Cretans are taking out ads...

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