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Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Defies Opposition in Visit to Holy Mount Athos

Archbishop Elpidophoros, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, has announced a visit to Mount Athos, the most important center of Eastern Orthodox monasticism, despite  some monasteries who expressed concern about his views on same-sex marriage. According to a...

Greek Monasteries Abound in History, Beauty

Greek monasteries are an important element of Greek Orthodox Christian heritage and have a long history. These monasteries have played a significant role in preserving religious, cultural, and architectural heritage throughout the centuries. Religious tourism is one of the oldest...

King Charles’ Mysterious Links to the Greek Orthodox Faith

King Charles III, whose coronation will take place on Saturday in London, has developed strong links with the Greek Orthodox faith over the last decades. His coronation will include Greek Orthodox chanting as a homage to the king’s late father,...

Fire on Mount Athos, Monasteries Safe

A fire has broken out on the holy site of Mt Athos in Greece on Saturday, but the monasteries the region is famous for are not at risk. The fire has been raging in a forested area of Mt Athos,...

Series of Aftershocks Follow 5.4 Earthquake at Athos, Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Sunday, 23 km (14.3 miles) southwest of the Athos peninsula and 229 km (142 miles) north-northwest of Athens, the Geodynamics Institute of Athens National Observatory said. The quake's focal...

Putin's Athos: A Man's Holy World Where No Women Are Allowed [Pics]

Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Greece will offer numerous economic benefits, however for Putin, the highlight is his visit to Mount Athos, on Saturday. Mount Athos, in northern Greece, is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. The World...

Athos: The Holy Mountain Goes to Moscow

The photo and engraving exhibition "Athos:The Holy Mountain," which is taking place for the 1000-year-old presence of Russians on the Holy Mountain in addition to the Common year of Greece-Russia, opened in the hall of the Russian Assembly (Duma)...