Mt. Athos Monastery Quarantined After Eight Monks Diagnosed with Covid

Greek health authorities ordered an Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos to be placed under quarantine on Monday after at least eight confirmed cases of...
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Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10 or 11, 1922, just two days before the great fire of Smyrna which marked the end of Hellenism in Asia Minor,...

Pope Francis Prays For Peace Between Greece, Turkey

After the recitation of the Marian Prayer during his Sunday Angelus at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis prayed for a resolution of the "instability"...

The Open Top Greek Church that Looks to the Sky

The church of Panagia Kakaviotissa is one of the most impressive of Greek Orthodox places of worship. Sitting on top of Kakavos mountain on...

Greek Police Arrest Priest Who Urged Faithful Not to Wear Face Masks

Greek police arrested on Saturday a priest in the island of Kalymnos who was reportedly calling on all faithful through Facebook not to wear...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Coronavirus Not Transmitted by Holy Communion

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday expressed his view that there is no danger of becoming infected by the coronavirus from receiving Holy Communion. The Patriarch,...

Greece Announces 151 New Coronavirus Cases; Cancellation of All August 15 Services

On Friday, the Greek National Health Organization, EODY, announced a total of 151 coronavirus infections in Greece, with the vast majority of them --...

United Kingdom Returns Twelve Stolen Religious Icons to Greece

A nineteenth-century religious icon showing the Baptism of Christ, along with another eleven icons stolen in 2005 from the Church of the Dormition of...

PM Mitsotakis: “The Challenge is to Make Mati Much Better Than Before”

  Visiting the seaside town of Mati in Attica on Thursday, two years after the devastating wildfire that gutted the verdant suburb, leaving 102 dead...

Elderly Greek Woman Asked to Leave Church Service for Wearing Mask

  According to reports in the Greek media, a 74-year-old woman from Kozani, in northern Greece, was asked to leave a Sunday Liturgy yesterday for...

Turkish FM Spokesman: ‘Greece is Europe’s Spoiled Child’

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy on Saturday called Greece "the spoiled child of Europe" that "must remember what happened to those who disrespected...
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Church Bells in Greece Toll Mournfully for Hagia Sophia

Orthodox Churches throughout Greece on Friday marked  the conversion of Constantinople's Hagia Sophia to a mosque by mournfully tolling their bells. Archbishop of Athens and...

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