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How Greece Marks the Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on Aug. 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary. This day is a public holiday...

Russian Priests Claim Greek Visa Bias

Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow...

African King Baptized into Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Athos

Every baptism is a happy occasion but a recent ceremony in the religious enclave of Greece's Mount Athos was a little extra special. A tribal...

Greek Holy Spring Under Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul’s Asian-side district of Moda has always been a popular draw for many city dwellers. Largely middle-class and secular, it offers pleasant walks, hip...

147 Places of Religious Importance Attacked in 2015

A report published by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs states that there were 147 attacks against religious sites around Greece in 2015....

Bishop Ambrosios vs. the Devil: Outspoken Clergy Member Spooked by Alleged Paranormal

Metropolitan bishop Ambrosios of Kalavryta, the same member of the clergy that encouraged members of his flock to bash homosexuals, spoke of paranormal events...

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 Reactions to Hagia Sophia’s Islamization Reach EU Parliament

The Greek government has reacted against the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque for the 30 days of ramazan. The Greek Foreign...

Putin’s Athos: A Man’s Holy World Where No Women Are Allowed [Pics]

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Greece will offer numerous economic benefits, however for Putin, the highlight is his visit to Mount Athos, on...

Clean Monday Traditions: Greek Recipes and How to Make Your Own Kite [video]

Clean Monday, also known as Ash Monday, marks the beginning of the 40-day Easter Fast as well as the end of the Carnival. The fast lasts...

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