Church of Crete Decrees All Liturgies to be Celebrated Without Congregations Due to Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Crete decided on Monday that all its liturgies will be conducted without congregants attending the...

Holy Communion in the Τimes of Coronavirus

As fears grow across the globe about the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, people in Greece and abroad are wondering if gatherings in churches...

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The magnificent edifice of Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in the 6th century and served as a cathedral for almost one thousand years, is...

Diocese of Thessaloniki Ordains the City’s First African Deacon

Father George (Georgios), the first African deacon in the known history of the city’s diocese, was ordained a Deacon by Thessaloniki’s bishop Anthimos recently. Father George, who...

The Three Gifts of the Magi: The Most Precious Relics on Mount Athos

Among the innumerable treasures and holy relics preserved at the Holy Monastery of St. Paul on Mount Athos (in Greek Άγιον Όρος, meaning "Holy...

UNESCO Recognizes Byzantine Chant as Part of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

An important distinction for Greece and Cyprus was announced by UNESCO on Wednesday, when the two countries' proposal to the Organization to include the...

Corfu Island Honors Its Patron Saint Spyridon With Splendid Ceremonies

The Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra) honors the memory of its Patron Saint Spyridon on December 12 each year. Thousands of faithful Christians have already...

Church of Greece Says Will Deny Funeral Services to the Cremated

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued a leaflet on Wednesday, in which it expresses its strong opposition to the practice of...

Maria: The History Behind Greece’s Most Popular Female Name

As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate "Summer Easter'' on Thursday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular...

Muslim Minority Party in Thrace Claim they are Neglected by the Greek State

The leader of the Muslim minority party in Thrace complained that the Greek State does not consult with them on issues that concern them...

US Urges Turkey to Immediately Reopen the Halki Seminary

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Turkey on Friday to immediately reopen the Greek Orthodox Christian Seminary of Halki, near Istanbul. During his...

Athens’ First Mosque Set to Open, Despite Far-Right Vandalism

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state is set to open its doors in...

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