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Greece to Finally Celebrate Pascha on Tuesday

For the first time ever in history, the Greek Orthodox faithful will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on a Tuesday, instead of the traditional...

Mykonos Island Sunset Offers Ray of Hope During Quiet Eastertime

As the citizens of Greece and most other nations across the globe continue to be stuck at home (or "safe at home" as some...

The Coronavirus Easter: How Greece Celebrated its Greatest Feast in Lockdown

April 19 was an Orthodox Easter Sunday nobody will ever forget in Greece. As strict curfew measures remain in place across the country to limit...

Greece Celebrates Resurrection From Balconies, Gardens Amid Coronavirus Curfew

This past Holy Saturday night in Greece was one that hadn't been seen since the end of World War II. Millions of people watched the...

Holy Light Arrives from Jerusalem to Athens Despite Coronavirus Curfew

An Aegean Airlines special flight carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived in Athens on Holy Saturday afternoon. This year the Holy Light arrived in...

Corfu Keeps ‘Botides’ Tradition Alive Despite Coronavirus Lockdown

The Greek island of Corfu kept the Holy Saturday tradition of ''Botides'' alive in 2020, despite the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios,...

Curfew Violations Rise as Greece Tries to Balance Between Lockdown and Orthodox Easter

The Greek police reported on Good Friday a total of 81 new fines imposed for unauthorised movement of citizens outside their county of residence...
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Cosmopolitan Mykonos Prepares for Muted Easter Celebration

Mykonos has traditionally been one of the Greek islands where thousands of Athenians and city-dwellers from other parts of Greece have descended for Easter...

Greece to Celebrate Easter Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Greece will celebrate Easter on Sunday, the most important religious holiday of the Orthodox Church, behind closed doors this year after the authorities strictly...

Greece Extends Closure of Churches to April 28

A new joint ministerial decision scheduled to be issued on Thursday in Greece will allow the government to extend the period during which churches...

Coronavirus: Greece Mulls Ban on Car Travel Over Orthodox Easter Weekend

The Greek government has not ruled out new, even tougher restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days, especially ahead of...

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