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Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Great and Holy Week

The last day of Great and Holy Week is Holy Saturday -- the day on which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and his...

The Timeless Easter Traditions of Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church is blessed with rich, colorful and symbolic Resurrection and Easter traditions, even more so than the Catholic Church, and Greeks...

Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples...

Celebrating Holy Monday, The First Day of Holy Week in the Orthodox World

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter, called Great and Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church, is Holy Monday. The...

Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the...

Greek Orthodox Church Remembers the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the death of the Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia who were burned to death at the...

Greek PM – Archbishop Verbal Deal has Little Substance

The deal reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece Ieronymos on Tuesday has little substance and...

Poll: Nine in Ten Greeks View their Culture as Superior

Almost nine out of ten Greeks (89 percent) believe that their culture is superior to others, while three quarters of those polled consider adherence...

Thousands Queue to Worship at Tomb of Greek Saint (video)

Thousands of people queued from early in the morning on Wednesday to pray at the  tomb of Saint Paisios in northern Greece. On Thursday, July 12,...

PM Meets Greek Orthodox Leader in Athens

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has welcomed the Ecumenical Patriarchate's efforts to resolve the church aspect of the name dispute between Greece and FYROM. At...

New Ministers Swear Oath Without Greek Church

New Greek government ministers appointed following a mini cabinet reshuffle were sworn in at the presidential mansion in Athens on Thursday. They took a civilian oath...

Greek Church Officially Backs Athens ‘Macedonia’ Rally

The Greek Orthodox Church does not often change its mind, but in the case of Sunday's second rally over the use of 'Macedonia' in...

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