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A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek...

Following Takedown, Holy Cross Raised Again in Lesvos

Just a week after a holy cross was destroyed, a new holy cross has been raised at the same location on the Greek island...

Rift Grows: Church of Russia Prohibits Pilgrimage to Mount Athos after Schism

The Orthodox Church of Russia has issued a decision prohibiting Russian pilgrims from visiting Mount Athos in Greece. This order follows the recent interruption...

Greek Islanders Climb the ‘Zig-Zag Path’ on Aug. 15 Feast Day

Folegandros is a small, quiet Greek island that remains virtually unknown to tourists. However, for Greeks, this island is steeped in the legend of the...

Why There Are as Many Chapels and Churches on Mykonos as There Are Families

When you think of Mykonos you think of one of the most popular party islands of the Greek islands, The truth of the matter...

Younger Greeks Turning their Back on Religion, New Research Claims

Greece is second among 106 countries where people under the age of 40 are less likely to say religion is "very important" in their...

Holy Fury at ‘Unorthodox’ Greek School Books (photos)

Several thousand people, including hundreds of Greek Orthodox clerics, have marched on parliament, angry about new school texts they claim endanger faith in Orthodox...

Court Drops Case Against Blogger With Satirical Website About Orthodox Monk

An appeals court nullified on Thursday a 10-month suspended prison sentence imposed on a Greek blogger who run a satirical webpage titled “Geron Pastitsios”...

Greek Authorities Expect Crematorium to Soon Become Reality

Last February Greece made cremation of the dead legal as the Parliament passed a law allowing individuals to make their own choice of burial...

The Most Traditional Rituals of Clean Monday in Greece

Greece is a country full of cultural and religious traditions - and one celebration which is a bit of both is Clean Monday or...

Holy Synod to Hold Meeting on Religion Classes in Greek Schools in March

Starting on March 8-9, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece will hold a discussion regarding how religion should be taught in Greek schools. The...

Cyprus’ Religious Leaders Join Forces in Video to Support Efforts of Committee on Missing...

Religious leaders in Cyprus will jointly appear in a video, in support of the work of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP). According to an...

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