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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

The 1821 Greek Revolution Began in Fierce Mountain Stronghold of Mani

The Greek uprising against oppressive Ottoman rule did not actually start in Kalavryta on March 25th, 1821 - as is often believed. Although that date...

Palaion Patron Germanos: A Misunderstood Hero of the Greek War of Independence

One of the most characteristic paintings of the Greek War of Independence is undoubtedly the one painted by Theodoros Vryzakis in 1865 depicting Metropolitan...