Rift Grows: Church of Russia Prohibits Pilgrimage to Mount Athos after Schism

The Orthodox Church of Russia has issued a decision prohibiting Russian pilgrims from visiting Mount Athos in Greece. This order follows the recent interruption...

Signs of Crisis between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos The cancellation of a scheduled meeting on Friday in Athens between Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

The Miraculous Holy Icon of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

On September 24, 40 days after the Dormition of Virgin Mary, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Panagia Myrtidiotissa, the holy icon of Our Lady...

Rare Icon of Virgin Mary Attributed to Evangelist Luke Comes to Thessaloniki

A rare icon of Virgin Mary from the Palaiologos Byzantine era (13th - 15the century AD), attributed to Luke the Evangelist, comes to Thessaloniki...

Newly Restored Rotunda is One of Thessaloniki’s Oldest Religious Sites

Severely damaged by the 1978 Thessaloniki earthquake, the newly restored Rotunda is one of the city's oldest religious sites and a tourist landmark, a...

Meet Panagia Tsampika, Rhodes’ Famous Monastery (Photos, Video)

The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika (Virgin Mary of Tsampika) is a very popular place of pilgrimage among Orthodox Christians. It is located in the...

‘I’m Not Afraid of Turkey’ Says the Archbishop of Athens

The Archbishop of Athens, Ieronymos, in an interview with the Cypriot Sigma Channel, said that he is not afraid of Turkey, but by those...

Hollywood Star Turned Orthodox Offers Emmy Award to Greek Monastery (video)

Actor Jonathan Jackson, who shot to fame as Lucky Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, offered his Emmy Award to the...

Russian Priests Claim Greek Visa Bias

Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow...

Thousands Queue to Worship at Tomb of Greek Saint (video)

Thousands of people queued from early in the morning on Wednesday to pray at the  tomb of Saint Paisios in northern Greece. On Thursday, July 12,...

‘Miracle’ Cures Paralyzed Woman at Greek Orthodox Church (photos)

The congregation in a Greek Orthodox church have spoken of a 'miracle' as they witnessed a wheelchair-bound woman getting to her feet after a...

Younger Greeks Turning their Back on Religion, New Research Claims

Greece is second among 106 countries where people under the age of 40 are less likely to say religion is "very important" in their...

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