The Greek Custom of Vasilopita and the Lucky Coin for the New Year

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city...

22 Bishops From Macedonia Denounce Prespa Agreement

22 bishops from all over Macedonia signed a common statement with which they denounce the Agreement between the governments of Greece and the Former...

European Court Rules Against Greece in Sharia Law Case

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance...

Search for Imam Begins as Athens Mosque Nears Completion

As Athens prepares to welcome the first government-funded mosque in the city in March, 2019, the search for an imam has begun. The Education Ministry’s...

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...

Tsipras Vows To Bring Draft Bill on State-Church Relations, Ieronymos Agrees

Following a decision by the Church of Greece's Hierarchy on Friday,  the Prime Minister's office vowed to proceed immediately with the drafting of a bill...

Orthodox Clergy Oppose Agreement Between Church and State

Senior members of the Greek Orthodox Church expressed their opposition to the historic agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All...

Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos Announce New Agreement Between Church and State

A new agreement between the Church of Greece and the Greek State was announced on Tuesday. This agreement followed a meeting between the Archbishop...

A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek...

Following Takedown, Holy Cross Raised Again in Lesvos

Just a week after a holy cross was destroyed, a new holy cross has been raised at the same location on the Greek island...

The Unknown Story behind a Building on Top of the Temple of Olympian Zeus

Dr. Paul Cooper is an author from England. While studying about ancient monuments and how they have changed over the years for his PhD...

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...

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