Erdogan Signs Decree Turning Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree on Friday to formally declare  Hagia Sophia a mosque, mere minutes after Turkey’s administrative court annulled...

Five Greek Island Monasteries Perched on Rocks

In older times, Christian monks were trying to build monasteries in places that were hidden or difficult to access in order to protect them...

Ten Majestic Aegean Sea Churches Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

There are numerous Marian churches along the stunningly beautiful shorelines of the Aegean sea. Some majestic, some humble and unassuming, many of them built on rocks on inaccessible hills,...

Fire Destroys Historic Byzantine Convent in Central Greece

A fire destroyed a section of the ancient Convent of Panagia Varnakova in Fokida, central Greece, after breaking out after 11 p.m. on Sunday. Unfortunately, the fire...

Does a Spoon Constitute a Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis?

By Archon Elias Damianakis* Have we lost our minds or simply succumbed to the idolatry of sentimentalism? “I’m an old woman; all I had was going...

Church of Greece: Yoga is Incompatible with Christian Faith

The Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has decided that yoga has no place in the life of Christians because it is...

Greece Has No Rights to Hagia Sophia, Says Turkish Foreign Minister

The ongoing controversy over scheduled Moslem prayers at the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia Cathedral, now a museum, ratcheted up on Tuesday when Turkish Foreign Minister...

Greece Condemns Muslim Prayers at Hagia Sophia

Greek officials responded this week to plans by Turkey to celebrate the 567th anniversary since the fall of Istanbul by offering Muslim prayers at...

Greece to Finally Celebrate Pascha on Tuesday

For the first time ever in history, the Greek Orthodox faithful will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on a Tuesday, instead of the traditional...

New Smartphone App Opens Famed Greek Monasteries to the World

Locked-down would-be tourists who are longing to visit Greece can still enjoy the magnificent views of the Meteora monasteries and even walk alongside the...

Greeks Worldwide Celebrate Saints Constantine and Helen

For many Greeks May 21 is a festive day as the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Constantine, the founder of Constantinople, and his mother...

Catholic Church Changes Holy Communion Procedure

Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to churches on Sunday following their opening after two months of lockdown because of the coronavirus threat. Lines for Holy...

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