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Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates St. Patrick (video)

St. Patrick may be thought of almost universally as a Roman Catholic figure, but a church in Grevena, in northern Greece, has always celebrated...

Why Do Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greek...

Government Junior Partner Kammenos Says He Will Block Changes to Religious Studies

Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos, a junior coalition partner with the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government, met with Archbishop Ieronymos on Wednesday. During...

Bride vs. Groom: Greek Wedding Customs Rooted in Gender Wars

Anyone who has seen "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" knows that Greek nuptials are filled with a treasure trove of traditions passed down from...

Rhodes Baptism Prevented Until Godmother Gets Church Wedding

A baptism on the island of Rhodes was postponed because the godmother's wedding had been performed according to a civil ceremony rather than religious...

Holy Synod Concludes on Crete With a Declaration of Unity

The Holy Synod, a council of Orthodox churches, that took place in Crete on June 20-26 ended with a declaration of unity. In its...

Greek Church Prays for LGBT Abnormality, Ahead of Thessaloniki Pride

Members of the Greek Orthodox Church held an all-night prayer vigil on Thursday, ahead of the Thessaloniki Pride Festival due to take place at...

Patriarch Bartholomew Asserts Church of Greece Jurisdiction at Holy Synod

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew closed the matter of church jurisdiction during the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church on the island of Crete....

Investigative Journalist Angeliki Nikolouli Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for Tennessee

Investigative journalist Angeliki Nikolouli was appointed an Ambassador of Goodwill by the State of Tennessee for her valuable contribution to society, her work in...

Greek Orthodox Cypriots Visit Cathedral Used as an Icon and Archaeological Museum by Turkish...

On the occasion of the feast of Apostle Barnabas, known as the founder of the Church of Cyprus, faithful Greek Orthodox patrons visited and...

Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church to be Held June in Crete

The next Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, west of Chania....

Tsiknopempti : The ‘All the Meat You Can Eat’ Thursday

"Tsiknopempti" is the name of the day in Greece that marks the official start of the carnival festivities. The day is celebrated on a...

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