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...

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...

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...

Greek Holy Synod Against Use of “Macedonia” in FYROM Name

Although the Greek church insists on the absence of the term "Macedonia" in a future FYROM name, the Holy Synod said, according to Greek...

Epiphany with Fistfights over Holly Cross in Kiato (video)

It seems that the Holy Spirit was absent during the Epiphany celebration at the Kiato harbor, as several young men got in a violent...
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...

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...

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...
On December 15 the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleftherios, and that day is also the only day during the year wheve it is possible to visit Fortress of Intzedin, in Crete. Inside the fortress there is a small church built in honour to the saint.

The Church in Crete Which Can Only be Visited Once a Year

  On December 15, the Greek Orthodox faith celebrates Agios Eleutherios, and it is also the only day of the year when people can visit the Fortress...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...

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,...

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