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This Christmas Tell Your Children the Real Santa Claus Story

Behind today’s mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today’s gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story all by itself.  By Lisa Bitel Santa Claus...

Jerusalem Christians Unite Behind Armenian Church Over Land Deal

Jerusalem Christians have united in response to a disputed land deal that poses a threat to the longstanding Armenian presence in the Old City. The heads of various Christian Churches issued a joint appeal, expressing concern that the deal,...

Is There Life After Death? Scientists on Both Sides of Eternal Question

Whether or not there is life after death has been widely debated for many centuries. Many people who have been declared clinically dead have been jolted back to life -- some of them unwillingly -- after experiencing very powerful,...

The Great Schism That Split Christianity Into East and West

The East–West Schism that occurred in 1054 represents one of the most significant and tragic events in the history of Christianity. Eastern and Western Christians had a history of differences and disagreements, some dating back to the earliest days...

Saint Demetrios: The History of Thessaloniki’s Beloved Patron Saint

Saint Demetrios (or Dimitrios) of Thessaloniki is one of the most popular Christian saints not only in Greece but across the Orthodox Christian world, with millions of people bearing his name, in all of its many beautiful variations. Saint Demetrios...

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.

Why We are All Greeks: Three Times the World Adopted Greek Principles

"We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religions, our arts have their root in Greece," Percy Bysshe Shelley. By Demetri Kantarelis, Ph.D. Professor, Assumption University "Hey, we are all Greek!" I mean that, figuratively, we, all inhabitants of Earth,...

AI Creates Image of Jesus Using the Shroud of Turin Relic

Artificial intelligence (AI) has employed the Shroud of Turin, a significant Catholic artifact, to create a realistic representation of what Jesus might have looked like. The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot-long linen cloth that has a faint image of...

108-Year-Old Greek Yiayia Prays For the Whole World Every Day

At 108 years of age, a Greek yiayia, or grandmother, named Anthi Katsouli stands in her yard every single day and prays for the entire world. Born in the village of Katarraktis in the region of Arta in Epirus in...

New Papyrus With Early Jesus Sayings Released by Scholars

The recent discovery of a Christian fragment provides a glimpse into the early Christian worldview before the New Testament's formation. This artifact is dated to the second century CE, making it one of the earliest known Christian manuscripts from...