March 25 Marks the Annunciation, A Feast for Orthodoxy and Hellenism
March 25 is a very important date for Hellenism as it marks both the anniversary of the Greek War of Independence and the Annunciation.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Open Greek Orthodox Branch in Lithuania
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said on Tuesday he would work with Lithuania to establish a new branch of the Orthodox Church in the Baltic nation to ensure that believers are no longer under the sole supervision of Moscow. “Today a new...
Greek Orthodox Music Will Feature in Coronation of King Charles III
The conductor of one of the choirs that will sing at the coronation of King Charles III will be Dr. Alexandros Ligas, a Greek professor of Orthodox music and founder of the Cappella Romana choir. The coronation is set to...
Philip Ludwell: America’s First Convert to Orthodoxy
Born on December 29, 1716 in the Tidewater of Virginia, Philip Ludwell III was America's first Orthodox convert.
The Mt. Athos Academy that Preserved Greek Identity Under the Ottomans
The historic Athonite or Athonias Academy at Mount Athos, the Holy Mountain of Orthodoxy, was instrumental in promoting Christianity and the Greek identity during the dark times of Ottoman rule. The educational institution founded in 1749 as a dependency of...
The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Who Walked with Martin Luther King
The 1965 march of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading civil rights leader, in Selma, Alabama was a turning point in American history. It was also a landmark moment for the participation of Greek-Americans and the Orthodox...
Former Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, Has Passed
Irineos I, the 140th patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, passed away in Athens last Tuesday, January 10th at the age of eighty-three after years of illness. His burial took place on Samos, his birthplace, after Patriarch Theophilos...
Greece’s Miracle Church: 17 Oak Trees Sprout From Its Roof and Walls
A tiny church in Greece's Peloponnese dating back to the 11th or the 12th century is a miracle of nature, and for the faithful, a sign of God’s power. Religious pilgrims and sightseers alike come to visit Saint Theodora near...
Ancient Greek Amphitheater at Laodicea Restored to Former Glory
The ancient amphitheater in the Ancient Greek city of Laodicea, located in the ancient Greek area of Phrygia, has been restored. The mammoth task of restoring the ancient amphitheater was undertaken by Professor Celal Simsek of the University of Pamukkale...
Ancient Greece Meets Anglicanism at London’s St. Pancras New Church
The St. Pancras New Church is a Greek Revival church in the Bloomsbury/St. Pancras neighborhood in London. Even though its name suggests otherwise, it was built between 1819 and 1922 and was designed by William Inwood and his son,...
Thousands Join Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration
Tarpon Springs basked in its 117th annual Epiphany celebration, a richly choreographed religious and cultural event that brought thousands of visitors to the Florida city. Tarpon Springs hosts the largest Epiphany celebration in the western hemisphere. Following the Divine Liturgy and...
Epiphany: One of Christianity’s Most Important Feasts
Traditionally, the great feast of the Epiphany marks the end of the extended period of Christmas holidays in Greece. Each year on January 6, hundreds of thousands of Greeks and visitors participate in the rich traditions that are observed in...
Special Epiphany Koliva Has Ancient Greek Roots
Epiphany Koliva, a version of the food eaten at funerals in Eastern Europe, called Fotokoliva, has been prepared for many centuries on the Greek island of Crete. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani The feast of Epiphany, celebrated every January 6th, plays a...
Saint Basil — a Towering Figure in Greek History
Saint Basil is remembered by the Greek people as the figure who bore gifts and helped children and the poor at Christmastime.
Christians in the Holy Land See ‘Future of Despair’ Says Greek Orthodox Patriarch
There is a deepening hopelessness among Christians in the Holy Land, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III warned on Thursday. "Our young people do not see a future of hope, but only a future of increasing despair, lack of...