Holy Fury at ‘Unorthodox’ Greek School Books (photos)

Several thousand people, including hundreds of Greek Orthodox clerics, have marched on parliament, angry about new school texts they claim endanger faith in Orthodox...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Religious Tourism Booms in Greece: The Island of Patmos

  Religious tourism is a growing slice of the touristic industry. It’s a kind of tourism that can either strengthen personal faith or help discover...

Thrace Mufti Election Issue Causes Greek Government Confusion

The election of the local Mufti by Muslims in Thrace was one of the contentious issues stressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during...

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...

President Pavlopoulos Addresses Religious and Cultural Pluralism Conference

President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos declared the opening of the 2nd International Conference of Athens on "Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence...
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...

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...

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