Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...

Greeks Are Fourth Most Religious People in Europe

File photo Greece ranks fourth among 34 European countries in having the most religious citizens, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Romanians,...

Priceless Sixth-Century Mosaic of St. Mark Returns to Cyprus

A priceless sixth century mosaic depicting St. Mark which was looted from an Orthodox Christian church in Cyprus after the Turkish invasion in 1974...

Greek Government Insists State Decides on Clergy Payroll

The Prime Minister's office responded to the decisions of the Church of Greece Holy Synod on Friday stating that only the State can decide...

Church of Greece Holy Synod Decides Priests Should Remain on State Payroll

The Church of Greece Hierarchy on Friday decided to continue dialogue with the State on the proposed changes to the church/state relationship, but it took...

Greece has Highest Percentage of Priests in Europe

Greece has the most priests in Europe in proportion to its population, with the recent economic crisis pushing more young Greeks to see the...

Church of Crete Criticizes Proposed Deal on Changes to Church, State Relations

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Education Minister Kostas Garvroglou The Holy Synod of the Church of Crete on Saturday came out against the proposed deal concerning...

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks for Ieronymos-Tsipras Deal Clarification

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Friday called on the Consul General of Greece in Constantinople, Georgia Soultanopoulou, asking for an explanation regarding the verbal agreement...

Greek PM – Archbishop Verbal Deal has Little Substance

The deal reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece Ieronymos on Tuesday has little substance and...

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...

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