Greece’s Highest Court Confirms Church Must Pay Tax for Rented Property

The Council of State on Wednesday decided that the obligatory property tax on Church of Greece rental properties is correct. With three separate decisions (1731-1733/2018), Greece's...

‘I’m Not Afraid of Turkey’ Says the Archbishop of Athens

The Archbishop of Athens, Ieronymos, in an interview with the Cypriot Sigma Channel, said that he is not afraid of Turkey, but by those...

How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

Russian Priests Claim Greek Visa Bias

Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow...

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...

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