Greece Marks Feast of the Virgin Mary Amidst Corona Scare

Orthodox faithful throughout Greece are marking one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on Saturday, as...

Maria, Greece’s Most Popular Female Name Honored on August 15

As Greeks around the world prepare to celebrate “Summer Easter” on Saturday, as the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is called in Greek popular tradition,...

Turkish FM Spokesman: ‘Greece is Europe’s Spoiled Child’

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy on Saturday called Greece "the spoiled child of Europe" that "must remember what happened to those who disrespected...
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Church Bells in Greece Toll Mournfully for Hagia Sophia

Orthodox Churches throughout Greece on Friday marked  the conversion of Constantinople's Hagia Sophia to a mosque by mournfully tolling their bells. Archbishop of Athens and...
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Thousands Attend Hagia Sophia Prayers As Monument is Converted to Mosque

Thousands of worshipers, many waving Turkish flags, gathered at Hagia Sophia for Friday prayers as the UNESCO World Heritage Site was officially inaugurated as...

Greece Launches Campaign to Raise International Awareness of Hagia Sophia

  A working group will be set up shortly in order to draw up a specific road map of actions to raise awareness within the...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Deplores Turkish Invasion, Hagia Sophia Decision

  "This year, on the sad anniversary of the 20th of July, we are facing an unprecedentedly escalating Turkish aggression, which is manifesting itself throughout...

Relics of Orthodox Saint Nektarios Stolen from Greek Church

Relics of Agios Nektarios, which were kept in a special casket in front of his icon, in the Church of Agios Nektarios, in the...

Greek PM: Turkey’s Move on Hagia Sophia Severs Ties with the West

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday blasted the decision by Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque, a move he said “which hurts...

Thousands of Greek Orthodox Faithful Gather at St. Paisios’ Tomb on Feast Day

Thousands of worshippers defied the Covid-19 scare to travel to Thessaloniki over the weekend in order to pay their respects to Greek Orthodox Saint...
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Pope Francis “Deeply Pained” as Hagia Sophia Becomes Mosque

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia from a...
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Turkey’s Top Imam Now Wants to Build an Islamic School at Hagia Sophia

Turkey’s top imam, Ali Erbas, said on Saturday that he now hopes to build an Islamic school at Hagia Sophia which was converted to...

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