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The Fascinating History of the Greek Orthodox Community of Bangor, Maine

The small but thriving Greek community in Bangor, Maine has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s. The history of large-scale Greek immigration to the United States goes all the way back to the second half of the...

Biden to Meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew During US Visit

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced on Friday that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Joe Biden during his visit to the United States. The Ecumenical Patriarch’s visit begins this Saturday, October 23. The visit to the US,...

Senators Want Special Reception For Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

United States Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) have led their colleagues in writing a letter on Thursday that calls for a special reception for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Ecumenical Patriarch will arrive in the U.S....

The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. The used a dialect of Turkish that was written in Greek letters. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...

The Mystery Woman Who Broke the Female Ban on Mount Athos

This 1903 photograph of a woman on Mount Athos, which was published in a Greek newspaper at that time, still remains a mystery, with some monks claiming that they believe the unknown female on the left was the Virgin Mary...

Ancient Greek Amphitheater at Laodicea Restored to Former Glory

Restoration work on the 2,200-year-old amphitheater in the Ancient Greek city of Laodicea, located in the ancient Greek area of Phrygia, has now been completed. The mammoth task of restoring the ancient amphitheater was undertaken by Professor Celal Simsek of...

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

Some Greeks Have Returned to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece

Some Greeks have returned to worshipping the ancient gods as groups dedicated to the adoration of mythological figures spring up across modern-day Greece. Several different organizations and events exist that are working to create modern forms of celebration and ritual...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Meet President Biden in US Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Biden during his visit to the US, which begins on October 23, according to the official schedule released by the Greek Archdiocese of America on Wednesday. The visit to the US, which will...

Following the Footsteps of Saint Paul Across Greece

The two missionary journeys of St. Paul in Greece were of great importance for bringing  Christianity to its people and from there to western Europe

Greek PM Mitsotakis Meets Archbishop Elpidophoros Putting Spat Behind

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met Archbishop Elpidophoros on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday, seemingly putting behind the spat caused by the Archbishop's participation at a Turkish event earlier in the week. They discussed issues of...

Cyprus President Reportedly Snubs Archbishop Elpidophoros Over Turkey Event

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday cancelled a scheduled meeting with Archbishop Elpidophoros in New York because, according to reports, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America attended a ceremony for the opening of the...

Uganda’s Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga Laid to Rest

Hundreds of faithful, members of the Greek Orthodox hierarchy and Uganda officials gathered on Monday for the funeral of Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga who died earlier in September. A Greek flag was draped over the coffin of the spiritual leader of...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Joins Erdogan in Opening of Turkevi Center

Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended a ceremony for the opening of the Turkevi Center presided over by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York on Monday. The Turkevi Center, which will become...

Archbishop Makarios Receives Apology from ABC Australia Over Report

ABC Australia has issued an apology to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and Archbishop Makarios after publishing a report that claimed Makarios had been using taxpayer money meant for old age homes on his own lifestyle. ABC's article was...