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Historic St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt is one of the most important Christian monasteries in the world

The Greek Orthodox Church Where People From All Faiths Make a Wish

Panagia Vefa is a Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul when on the first day of each month people of all faiths go to make a wish

Following in 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

Senator-elect John Fetterman Blasts Turkey on Religious Freedom

Senator-elect of Pennsylvania John Fetterman recently released a statement regarding his opposition to Turkey’s treatment of the religious freedom of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Orthodox Christianity. Fetterman, on Tuesday, won the race against Dr. Mehmet Oz who was strongly backed...

The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas on Syros, Greece

The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, took twenty-two years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, according to the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas....

Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos Dies at 81

Archbishop Chrysostomos II, the head of the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus, died on Monday after a long battle with liver cancer. He was eighty-one. He was renowned for his outspoken opinions on a variety of topics, including the Cyprus crisis...

Ex-German Soldier Helps Restore Monastery in Greece Destroyed by Nazis

A letter sent by a former German soldier helped spur the restoration of Agios Dionysios Monastery on Mount Olympus which had been destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. It was one day in 1996 when prior Maximos of the New...

Monastery of the Philosopher Among Oldest Byzantine Monuments in Greece

The Monastery of the Philosopher in Arcadia, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is steeped in Greek history

Mount Athos Relic Arrives in Athens for Public Veneration

The Holy Belt of Virgin Mary arrived from Mount Athos to the Athens port of Piraeus for public veneration on Saturday. 

Ancient City of Magdala Unearthed in Israel

The ancient city of Magdala, prominently mentioned in the Bible as the hometown of Jesus Christ's disciple Mary Magdalene, was uncovered recently in excavations when a retreat complex was constructed outside Tiberias, Israel. Archaeologists state that what they found there...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions of people bearing his name, in all of its many beautiful variations. Saint Demetrios...

King Charles III Meets With Ecumenical Patriarch in London

King Charles III met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Buckingham Palace in a half hour private meeting on October 25th. During their meeting, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew once again expressed his condolences for the death of the King's mother, Queen Elizabeth...

Patriarch Theodore Briefs President Biden on Religious Freedom

President Biden met Theodore II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa at the White House earlier in the week. Archibishop Elpidophoros of America said in a message that President Biden is a man of faith, and is...

Saint Nicholas’ Tomb Unearthed in Turkey

The tomb of Saint Nicholas, also known as “Santa Claus,” and the floor on which he walked, inside the St. Nicholas Church in the town of Myra in today's southern Turkey have been unearthed by archeologists. Living between 270 and...

The 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...