Younger Greeks Turning their Back on Religion, New Research Claims

Greece is second among 106 countries where people under the age of 40 are less likely to say religion is "very important" in their...

African King Baptized into Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Athos

Every baptism is a happy occasion but a recent ceremony in the religious enclave of Greece's Mount Athos was a little extra special. A tribal...

Jesus’ Tomb-Restoration Project Unveiled in Greece

A digital exhibit on the Greek-led preservation and restoration of Jesus' tomb has been inaugurated by the country's president at Athens' Byzantine and Christian...

US Ambassador in Awe of Mt. Athos Orthodox Monastery

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt has visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Athos in northern Greece, describing the religious community as "a...

Why Greek Orthodox and Catholic Easter will Never Coincide After 2700

This year, Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Christians -- who use different liturgical calendars -- celebrated Easter one week apart, with the former being on April...

Greek Atheists Hold Meat Eating Feast on Holy Friday

The Atheist Union of Greece held meat eating feasts in several cities across Greece on Holy Friday in order to go against the tide...

Greek Anarchists Vandalize Churches on Holy Week (photos)

Several Greek Orthodox churches in Athens became the target of anarchists who sprayed slogans against the controversial bishop of Kalavryta, Amvrosios and the Church. Vandals...

Greeks Recall Christ’s Parables on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy or Great Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move a day closer to Easter. First off, the...

Greek Holy Monday Traditions and Beliefs

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday is upon us and for those who have been fasting over Lent, the...

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely edging closer to Easter -- a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western Christian...

Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates St. Patrick (video)

St. Patrick's Day may have been and gone, but a church in Grevena, northern Greece, has been celebrating Ireland's patron saint. While revelers in Irish...

Greek Court Acquits Bishop Amvrosios Who Called for the Death of Homosexuals

An outcry was caused, after a court of Aigio on Friday acquitted Bishop of Aigialeia and Kalavryta, Amvrosios, on the charges of hate speech...

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