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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...

Saint Nicholas Shrine To Be Illuminated for September 11

Saint Nicholas Shrine, the church that was built on the site of the only church that was demolished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be illuminated on Friday night like a beacon of light going into...

Christian Leaders in First Ever Joint Statement Warn on “Climate Catastrophe”

The world's Christian leaders have united to warn of the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change, saying now is a “critical moment” for the planet's future. Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of...

Russian Tourist Stuck in Saint Lazarus’ Sarcophagus on Cyprus

A Russian tourist experienced her own resurrection of a sort when she was rescued by her friends after becoming stuck in Saint Lazarus' sarcophagus in Larnaca, Cyprus this week. After inexplicably thinking it would be a fun tourist experience to...

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 each year who are awed by its great religious, historical and architectural importance. From 537 to 1453...

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

Saint Michael's Shrine, at 113 Hope St. in Tarpon Springs, Florida, is a place where faithful have reported miracles taking place for decades now. It was built more than 80 years ago to fulfil the promise an ill 11-year-old...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine for the First Time

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived for the fist time on Saturday at the autocephalous Church of Ukraine and participated in festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Bartholomew I and the leader of the...

The Priest Who Lost His Church in the Massive Fire of Evia, Greece

The destruction of an old Greek Orthodox church in Kokkinomilia was one of the many sad losses Evia has suffered after the fires that ravaged the island. Villages were evacuated and left to the infernos, hundreds of houses were destroyed,...

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...

Searching for the Lost Biblical City of Bethsaida

Israeli archaeologists recently found two areas which might have been part of the ancient city of Bethsaida, which was mentioned prominently in the Bible. And a Byzantine church may be the missing link needed to establish one of them...

Agia Pelagia: The Vision Leading to the Panagia Celebration on Tinos

The Virgin Mary takes center stage in Tinos on August 15 annually, thanks to a humble nun who received a vision, whom we know as Agia Pelagia, or St. Pelagia, today, on the great feast of the Panagia, or...