The Akathist Hymn, which is chanted on the first five successive Fridays of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church, is dedicated to Virgin Mary.
In 1453, the Ottomans seized Constantinople, ending the Byzantine Empire and the life of its last emperor, Constantine Palaiologos.
The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.
Istanbul is a name that the Greeks actually gave to the city. "Istanbul" derives from the Greek phrase "Is tin poli," meaning "into the city."
The Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese has a unique, stark landscape and its rich history and traditions make it a stunning destination.
Recent excavations undertaken by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Lesvos have revealed new Byzantine structures and baths dating back to the Ottoman era.
An Israeli archaeologist uncovered a stone altar to the Greek God Pan Heliopolitanos during excavations in a Byzantine church.
In these days of severely heightened tensions originating from Turkey's repeated incursions into the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean in search of oil and gas, even the sending of warships to accompany drilling vessels there, it appears yet another...
Elpidophoros, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, deplored Friday's decision by Turkish authorities to re-convert the Byzantine-era Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Savior in Chora back into a mosque. The Archbishop wrote on Twitter: "After the tragic transgression with...