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Greek Church Requests Coronavirus Exception to Conduct Liturgies Behind Closed Doors

The leadership of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece requested an exemption from the coronavirus curfew measures in a letter sent to the Education...

Greek Orthodox Church Declares Coronavirus Not Transmitted by Communion

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday referring to the Covid19 coronavirus outbreak, maintaining that Holy Communion...

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The magnificent edifice of Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in the 6th century and served as a cathedral for almost one thousand years, is...

Church of Greece Says Will Deny Funeral Services to the Cremated

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued a leaflet on Wednesday, in which it expresses its strong opposition to the practice of...

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...

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