Tsipras Vows To Bring Draft Bill on State-Church Relations, Ieronymos Agrees

Following a decision by the Church of Greece's Hierarchy on Friday,  the Prime Minister's office vowed to proceed immediately with the drafting of a bill...

Archbishop of America Elpidophoros Says ”Divisions Must Cease”

The newly-elected Archbishop of America, Elpidophoros, stated after a meeting he had on Friday with Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and Deputy Terens Quick that...

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...

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...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Peace Symposium in Greece

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Greece held its 5th National Peace Symposium last week in Athens. The theme of the symposium was “Global Conflicts...

‘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...

When Art Causes Reactions, Bans and Rioting in Greece

One thing we can all agree on is that Greeks generally love controversy. The cancellation of a film premiere about a basketball club triumph...

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...

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...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Cyprus’ Heritage

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the...

New Athens Mosque Set to Open Its Doors in Time for Ramadan

A Muslim mosque, the first in the Greek capital since the end of the Ottoman occupation, is expected to open its doors in time for...

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...

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