Holy Friday Traditions Across Greece

In Good Friday, millions of Orthodox Christians commemorate the events leading up to Jesus Christ's crucifixion. For the Greek Orthodox Church, Good Friday is a day...

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...

St. George: The Most Beloved Saint in the World

George is the most popular name in Greece and Saint George is one of the most beloved saints throughout the Christian world. In hagiography,...

Greek Bishop Condemns Gay Pride Parade

The bishop of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, condemned Gay Pride celebrations of the LGBT community, stating that it is “a perversion of human existence.” “Do not give...

Turkey’s Continued Siege of Constantinople: Insulting Celebration of Greek Bloodshed on May 29

May 29 marks the 563rd anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the...

Locals Revive Old Religious Tradition on Greek Island of Patmos

August 15 in almost here and Greeks are preparing for all the customs and traditions that will take place in celebration of Panagia, the...

A Landscape of Unparalleled Beauty on Greece’s Lake Doxa

Lake Doxa, Western Corinthia, Greece If you feel like a change from the hot beaches on the Athens Riviera, how about taking a late summer...

Migrant Children Cared for at Charity Camp in Greece [video]

Father Antonios of the Kivotos tou Kosmou (Arc of the World) charity organization is hosting unaccompanied migrant children at a summer camp that used to...

Standing Holy Synod to Control Church Property

With an Amendment brought to Parliament by ministers Yannis Stournaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Michalis Chryssochoidis, all matters relating to the management and...

The Akathist Hymn: A Lyric Poem of Unparalleled Beauty Echoes in Orthodox Churches

The Akathist Hymn, which is chanted on the first five successive Fridays of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church, is a profound devotional poem...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus...

Greeks Join Epitaphios Procession in Each Parish

The Epitaphios Procession ceremony took place in the evening of Holy Friday with  hundreds of believers joining the procession in each parish across Greece. The...

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