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Greek Orthodox Churches in Britain to Close Due to Lockdown

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain announced on Saturday that all its churches will close across the country. This comes as a result of the new national lockdown imposed in England and the rest of the nations...

Greek Churches to Offer Holy Week Liturgies– But Behind Closed Doors

A Joint Ministerial Decision of Greece's Ministries of Education and Health was published on Monday, specifying the way churches are allowed to operate between April 12 and April 20, during the Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Churches will be...

Church of Crete Decrees All Liturgies to be Celebrated Without Congregations Due to Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Crete decided on Monday that all its liturgies will be conducted without congregants attending the services for an undetermined time into the future. It is noted that the Church of Crete...

Blending Traditions, Greek Orthodox Man and Sikh Fiancee Marry Twice

A popular Australian TV show on the SBS network titled ''Marry Me, Marry My Family'' aired an episode on Tuesday showing the struggle a Greek-Australian Orthodox man and his girlfriend, who is of Malaysian descent and a devoted Sikh,...

Greece's Folk Traditions for the Feast of the Ascension

June 6, 2019 is Ascension Day according to the Orthodox Christian Church. This great feast day in the Christian calendar has played a crucial role in Greek folk traditions throughout the centuries. For generation upon generation, Greeks have believed that...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots Work Together in Joint Church Restoration Project

Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots are about to complete a joint restoration project which aims at restoring and preserving a historic Christian monastery which is respected by both Christians and Muslims. The Apostolos Andreas monastery is to be...

Greek Foreign Ministry Calls on Turkey to Protect Christian Churches in Istanbul

Greece's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it has been informed about cases of provocative acts in Christian churches in Istanbul. "In view of the Easter holidays, we expect the Turkish authorities to honor their relevant commitments and take all necessary...

Cypriot Dispute: Christian & Muslim Religious Leaders Mutually Involved in Peace Talks

Cyprus's Christian and Muslim leaders met with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in the context of the Cypriot dispute peace talks on Thursday. Peter Weiderud, the President of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and the head...

Egypt: Protesters Torch Christian Church

Turbulence and violent conflicts are plaguing Egypt after the gory breaking down of the demonstrations made by Morsi’s supporters. According to information, there are hundreds of dead protestors, though the Minister of Health has announced 95. Egypt’s Presidency has declared...