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Legends About What Lies Under Hagia Sophia

The former Basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (Constantinople) is the undisputed symbolic center of the Greek Orthodox faith, hosting millions of visitors, who are awed by its great religious, historical, and architectural importance, each year. From 537 to 1453,...

The Great Schism that Split Christianity into East and West

The East–West Schism that occurred in 1054 represents one of the most significant and tragic events in the history of Christianity. Eastern and Western Christians had a history of differences and disagreements, some dating back to the earliest days...

The Brave Greek Priest Who Held a Liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919

A brave Greek priest managed to hold an Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in 1919 at a time when the iconic cathedral was being used as a mosque. It is commonly believed that the last Orthodox liturgy in Hagia Sophia in...

The Miraculous Story of St. Michael’s Shrine in Tarpon Springs

Saint Michael's Shrine at 113 Hope Street in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is a place where the faithful have reported miracles for decades. It was built more than eighty years ago to fulfill the promise an ill eleven-year-old boy made...

The Greek Orthodox Monastery Thriving in Catholic Italy

A Greek Orthodox monastery, founded more than one thousand years ago is thriving just south of Rome, Italy in the epicenter of Catholicism. 

Hagia Sophia: The Center of Greek Orthodox Faith Through the Ages

The Hagia Sophia remains the symbolic center of Greek Orthodoxy, even centuries after its fall to the Ottomans and its conversion to a mosque.

Church of Greece Protests Baptism of Children of Gay Couple

The Church of Greece's highest governing body is formally protesting the recent baptism of the children of a same-sex couple in Athens, an occasion that marked the first time a gay couple held a Greek Orthodox baptism for their...

Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Alerts President Biden of “Attacks by Israeli Radicals”

Meeting US President Joe Biden at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on Friday, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos III spoke out against what he called “unprecedented attacks by Israeli radical groups” meant to repel Christians from...

Metropolitan of Glyfada Claims He was Unaware of Gay Baptism

The Metropolitan of Glyfada, Antonios, claims that he was unaware of all of the details regarding the Greek Orthodox baptism that Archbishop of America Elpidophoros conducted for the children of a gay couple on Saturday. Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas,...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Sues Journalist for Defamation

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis is suing Alkis Morelas, a Greek-Australian journalist, for defamation in Sydney’s Federal Court. The Archbishops took legal action against Morelas after the journalist wrote a number of articles alleging that Griniezakis used...

Honoring Saint Paisios, One of Greece’s Most Beloved Saints

Each year on this day, July 12th, the Greek Orthodox faithful honor Saint Paisios, one of the most beloved figures in the Church. Known for his incredible prophesies, countless miracles, deep understanding of the love of God, and mysticism, Saint...

First Greek Orthodox Baptism for Child of Gay Couple in Greece

Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas, both of Greek descent, became the first gay couple to hold a Greek Orthodox Baptism for their children in Greece on Saturday. The couple's children, Alexios and Eleni, were baptized by his Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros...

Mystery Over Woman’s Remains at Men-Only Mount Athos, Greece

Mystery surrounds the remains of a woman discovered in 2019 who was buried centuries ago at the cemetery of Pantokratoros Monastery on Mount Athos. The Greek "Holy Mountain" with its nearly 1,800-year continuous Christian presence is home to twenty monasteries,...

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero Consecrated

Early on Monday morning, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with the faithful and other members of the clergy present, consecrated the rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only place of worship destroyed in 9/11. After an extraordinarily...

How a Greek Priest Made Giannis Antetokounmpo a Devout Christian

A Greek Orthodox priest in the Sepolia area of Athens who baptized Giannis Antetokounmpo together with his brother Alexandros on October 28, 2012, spoke recently about his relationship with the NBA star and his family. Antetokounmpo developed a special relationship...