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Turkey a Persistent Threat in Eastern Mediterranean, Menendez Tells Athens Event

Sen. Menendez said Turkey is "a permanent threat in the East Mediterranean" as he received a honorary doctorate by the University of Athens.

Australia’s PM Morrison Joins Greek Orthodox for Easter Liturgy

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison joined the Greek-Orthodox faithful for Easter and attended the Resurrection of Christ Liturgy on Saturday night in Sydney. He joined...

Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire, or Holy Light, arrived to Greece from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday in time for...

Why Greeks Crack Red Eggs on Easter

Greeks have been cracking red eggs at Easter for centuries. The tradition, although it is also a fun game, is steeped in religious symbolism.

How Lamb, Chocolate, and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around Greece, people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. While many Greek Easter celebrations are unique to the country, there...

“We Stand by Ukraine” Patriarch Bartholomew Says in Easter Message

In his Easter message, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made reference to the war and the sufferings and atrocities caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “We stand...

Greeks In Mass Exodus for Easter Break After Two Years of Lockdown

Greeks are abandoning urban areas in droves on Orthodox Holy Thursday in order to celebrate the Easter break in the countryside and on the...

Tsoureki: The Traditional Sweet Bread of Greek Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday which is then consumed on Easter Sunday. Early...

Modern Critics Rally Against “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greeks, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but also part of...

Why Greeks Dye Eggs Red for Easter

Dying eggs red in anticipation of Greek Easter is a beloved tradition. Families across Greece dye their eggs red together on Holy Thursday.