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Important Early Christian Site Discovered in Cyprus

An important Christian site has been discovered in Cyprus with mosaics which bear clear inscriptions in Greek. The excavation, conducted on the Akrotirio peninsula by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, began in 2007. The twelfth round of excavations has now been...

Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

Greece has many beautiful sights for you to check out while you are visiting the country. One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting some of the ancient, historical Greek monasteries. Here are 10...

“Man of God” Film on St. Nectarios Premieres August 26

The life of Saint Nectarios, Greece's most contemporary saint, will be presented in the upcoming film "Man of God." The film premieres in theaters on August 26. Filmed in Greece, the movie depicts the life of Saint Nektarios of Aegina,...

Celebrate Your Name Day Like the Greeks

Birthdays are a big deal--milestones in life, but in Greece, names days "take the cake" so to speak on personal celebrations and ritual.

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.

When the Parthenon was Converted to a Christian Church

The brightest symbol of Western Civilization, the Parthenon, was converted to a Christian church for almost a millennium, from 500 AD to 1450

The Concepts of Heaven and Hell in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece's concepts for Heaven and Hell are of course different than those propounded by Christianity, but have striking similarities.

US State Department Slams Turkey on Ecumenical Patriarchate, Hagia Sophia

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken addressed reporters after the release of the 2020 Religious Freedom Report, making no mention of Turkey.

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.

Tarpon Springs Celebrates Epiphany Amid Pandemic Restrictions

The Epiphany celebration marking the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River went on as usual in Tarpon Springs, Florida, despite the many restrictions limiting the number of people watching and taking part. Colten Sakadales, a 16-year-old who is a...