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Cyprus Church Bulldozes Listed Buildings, Causing Uproar

The Cyprus Church demolished several listed buildings in old Nicosia on Monday, causing a great uproar on the island. The buildings on Isokratous Street were located on land owned by the archbishopric, near where the construction of a cathedral is...

Greek Embassy Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Ambassador of Greece to the USA, Her Excellency Alexandra Papadopoulou, hosted a commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America last Thursday evening. Holocaust Remembrance Day is commemorated annually worldwide on...

Patriarch Bartholomew Lauds Biden’s Travel Ban and Climate Actions

Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the world, praised US President Joe Biden in an announcement released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Tuesday. Lauding the new President for his actions regarding the lifting of a...

Archbishop Elpidophoros to Offer Prayer at Virtual Presidential Inauguration

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will offer a prayer at the "Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service," to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. An announcement from the Greek Orthodox...

Father Karloutsos: Biden Considers Himself Part of the Cultural Heritage of Greece

Father Alex Karloutsos, the strongman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, has known eight Presidents throughout his tenure, but as he says, among all of them, President-elect Joe Biden is "his closest friend." He is well-placed to judge Biden,...

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop who Walked with Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King is remembered today as a timeless symbol of the struggle against racism. The 1965 march of the courageous civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama was not only a turning point in his career and in American...

Turkey Slams Head of Greek Church, Ieronymos, for “Insulting Islam”

Turkey slammed Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos, for his remarks during a television interview on Sunday about Islam. "These provocative expressions of Archbishop Ieronimos, which incite the society to hostility and violence against Islam, also show the frightening...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Encourages Faithful to be Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide, had stern words on Tuesday for those who are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine, encouraging the faithful to be inoculated when their time comes. In a statement he issued,...

Iconic Byzantine Hagiography Goes Digital

The iconic Byzantine hagiography of Manuel Panselinos will be presented in a live streamed presentation on the platform Zoom on Tuesday at 7 pm with Tasos Papadopoulos narrating the story of his life and works. The name of Panselinos has...

Epiphany 2021: Greek Priest Blesses the Waters — All Alone

The Epiphany in 2021, or Theofaneia, was celebrated very differently in Greece this year. In a moving image, a Greek priest followed the traditional rite of "Blessing the Waters" -- all by himself, without the usual crowds of faithful...

Greek-American Leaders Criticize Capitol Riot, Call for Unity

Greek-American leaders expressed their disapproval of Wednesday's demonstration and riot in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, asking for unity and calling for the violence and lawlessness to stop immediately. “Let us pray for a united United States. Let us pray for...

Tarpon Springs Celebrates Epiphany Amid Pandemic Restrictions

The Epiphany celebration marking the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River went on as usual in Tarpon Springs, Florida, despite the many restrictions limiting the number of people watching and taking part. Colten Sakadales, a 16-year-old who is a...

Greek Faithful Defy Restrictions, Flock to Churches for Epiphany

Greek faithful largely ignored the restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19 and flocked to churches for the Epiphany.

Ecumenical Patriarchate Celebrates Epiphany with Blessing of the Waters

The Ecumenical Patriarchate celebrated the Epiphany as it usually does, with a cross thrown into the waters of the Bosphorus.

Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebrations Scaled Down Due to Pandemic

The famous Epiphany celebrations in Tarpon Springs, Florida will look a little different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.