Popular English Names You Had No Idea Were Actually Greek
It may come as a surprise to many parents choosing a name for their child, but many of the most popular English names are actually Greek!
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,...
Demi Moore Becomes Godmother to Baby Girl in Greece
Demi Moore has been vacationing around Greece recently and became one of three godmothers to a Greek child on Saturday on the island of Crete.
Greek Orthodox Priest is Accused of Injuring Baby During Baptism
A priest in Cyprus has been accused of injuring a baby during the rite of baptism in a church near Limassol on Saturday. Video footage shows the priest forcefully immersing the already-crying baby into the baptismal font. The toddler's legs...
French Star Gérard Depardieu Baptized as Orthodox Christian
The beloved French star of a string of award-winning films such as "Cyrano de Bergerac," "The Last Metro," and "Police," actor Gerard Depardieu converted to Orthodox Christianity in Paris on Friday. The 71-year-old actor, who has appeared in over 200...
Popular English First Names You Had No Idea Were Actually Greek
Every young couple who is expecting a child at some point has to face the difficult task of choosing a name for their newborn, whether it be a girl or a boy. Longstanding tradition or family history might save you...
Australian Flies to Greece to Get Baptized at the Birthplace of 'Eleni'
Converted to Greek Orthodoxy, an Australian woman was baptized at a river in north-western Greece. The ceremony took place in the wild mountains of Murganas in the prefecture of Thesprotia, in the icy waters of river Lagavitsa. A 52-year-old woman, Anna...
Bishop of Fthiotida Orders Ban on Decorations at Weddings and Baptisms for the Region
Earlier this month the metropolitan bishop of Fthiotida ordered a ban on wedding and baptism decorations inside and outside of the region's churches saying that the costly and tacky decorations are a sign of disrespect to the Church. “The above...
Rhodes Baptism Prevented Until Godmother Gets Church Wedding
A baptism on the island of Rhodes was postponed because the godmother's wedding had been performed according to a civil ceremony rather than religious rite. Local newspaper Rhodian Democracy reports that the parents were informed that they needed to...
Crete: Couple Organizes a Different Kind of Baptism for Their Son
Nowadays, an infant’s Greek Orthodox baptism takes place inside the church, however, the Koudoumas Holy Monastery in Heraklion, Crete, decided to change things up. A couple from Crete baptized their son in a Christian Orthodox liturgy, reminiscent of ancient times,...
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