Greek PM Tsipras Limits Sharia Law in Western Thrace

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, on Wednesday, announced a bill that will set limits to the jurisdiction of Islamic Sharia law in the region of...

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...

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...
The ceremony started early this morning, with a Holy Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of the city, on Chalidon Street. At the same time, a group of men (and a woman) were getting ready at the old Venetian port to dive into the clear waters and rescue the cross, in the hope of a blessed 2018.

Epiphany 2018: The Blessing of the Waters in Chania, Crete (Photos & Video)

Springtime temperatures and plenty of sunshine were the backdrop of today's Epiphany celebration in the city center of Chania, in Crete. On January 6, the...

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...

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...

Turkey ‘Concerned’ Over Greek Changes to Islamic Law in Thrace

Turkey on Thursday said it views new Greek legislation which changes the way Islamic law is implemented among the country’s Muslim minority with “concern”. In...

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...

Why Greeks Smash a Pomegranate on New Year’s Day

Breaking the pomegranate on New Year's Day is an Ancient Greek holiday tradition, with its origins in the Peloponnese or Serres, and later spreading...

Government to Introduce Bill Making Mufti Islamic Jurists Optional for Muslims

Prime minister Alexis Tsipras said his administration would pass legislation to allow Muslim litigants to opt for a Greek court to resolve family disputes,...

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...

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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