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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...

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.

When the Acropolis’ 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

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...

Saint Thomas, the Apostle of India

India has a thriving community of Eastern Orthodox Christians. The Eastern Orthodox faith stems from the Apostolic Church, brought by Saint Thomas the Apostle to India. Orthodox Christians have confronted certain challenges from the Latin West. As per the book...

How Christian Communities Coexist Within the Church of Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is one of the holiest sites in the world for Christian believers. It is believed to contain two holy sites: the place of Christ's crucifixion and the location of the tomb...

The Dating of Greek Easter—Explained by A Mathematician

The Greek Orthodox use the calendar devised by Julius Caesar -- the Roman general turned dictator -- versus the calendar tweaked by the Pope.

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 Many Churches were Built on Top of Ancient Greek Temples

Surprisingly, many Christian churches were built on sites where ancient Greek temples once stood, and many temples were once used as churches at some point in history. In fact, the Parthenon, which is likely the most famous ancient Greek temple...