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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 ten...

Holy Icons and Relics in Christian Cairo

“Behold, the Lord rides on a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt.” - Isaiah 19:1 On a Biblical tour of the Holy Land, one might visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee. One might also be interested in visiting...

Did Easter Come From an Ancient Greek Festival?

Easter is traditionally known as the annual festival to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, scholars have long linked the customs involved in this celebration with pagan festivals that already existed before Jesus. Could an ancient Greek festival have...

Catholic Church vs. Orthodox Church: The Main Differences

Christianity is the world's largest religion, with an estimated 2.382 billion followers across the globe. However, the Church is hardly a unified body and there exist several Christian denominations with diverse practices, beliefs, and doctrines. One of the most prominent...

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,...

Five Ancient Greek Temples Turned into Churches

The interaction between the polytheistic beliefs of ancient Greece and the subsequent emergence of Christianity stands as a pivotal chapter in history. The shift from one religious framework to another was marked by considerable challenges, often involving intense clashes,...

Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?

The wise men were likely accomplished astrologers, watching the stars for signs of a king’s birth. Technical terms used in the Bible’s description point to a real astronomical event that could explore the origin of the star of Bethlehem.  By...

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...