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Greeks of Cappadocia Left Indelible Mark on History

The Greeks of Cappadocia, in central-eastern Anatolia, created their own flourishing culture in ancient times that thrived for millennia.

The Greek Jesus Christ: Apollonius of Tyana

Greek philosopher Apollonius of Tyana from the Roman province of Cappadocia who lived in the first century CE is often linked with Jesus Christ. His amazing story that parallels Jesus has raised controversy among historians and theologians for centuries. Jesus...

New TV Series in Greece Tells the Story of Saint Paisios

A new TV series on the story of Saint Paisios of Greece which started on Thursday on MEGA TV has had audiences glued to their sets. The television series includes big names in the world of Greek theater, television, and...

St. George: The Most Beloved Saint in the World

George is one of the most popular names in Greece and Saint George is one of the most beloved saints throughout the Christian world.

36th Sun and Stone Festival Helps Greeks of Cappadocia Revive Their Roots

  Greeks of Cappadocia moved to Kavala during the population exchange, leaving behind their ancestral homeland in Anatolia. Each year, however, they return to their roots for the International Sun and Stone Festival that keeps the traditions of Cappadocia alive....

Old Byzantine Church Found in Underground City in Turkey

A 1,500-year-old underground Byzantine church has been discovered in Turkey with unseen before frescoes depicting Jesus. The church was found in the world's largest known underground city in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey. The frescoes have been described as depicting...

Turkey: TV Producers Burn Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited by Greeks in the past. Many abandoned residences have been damaged or destroyed serving the purposes of TV...

Turks Gather to Admire the 1,100-Year Old ‘Blonde Nun’

The relic of a Greek Orthodox nun, which is now an exhibit of the Nigde’s museum in Cappadocia, has attracted the interest of many Turks. During an archaeological excavation,  the relic of the nun, which dates back to the Byzantine era...

The First Mass at St. Macrina Church in Nigde After 90 Years

Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew officiated the first mass at St. Macrina Church after 90 years in the Turkish central Anatolian province of Nigde. Greece's Deputy Minister of Agriculture Maksimos Harakopulos and members of the societies from Argentina, Greece and...

Possible Bones of John The Baptist Discovered in Bulgaria

A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones...