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Israel Nixes Mount of Olives Park Plan Opposed by Churches

The Nature and Parks Authority of Israel announced on Monday that it was stepping away from its controversial plan to wall off a section of the Mount of Olives, the place Jesus Christ prayed before his trial and crucifixion. Its...

How Advertising Through the Ages Has Shaped Christmas

A religion of conspicuous consumption has replaced Christianity at the center of Christmas – and it’s big business which will be most pleased of all. By Carl W. Jones December 25, as we all know, is Jesus Christ’s birthday, a Christian...

The Historical Origins of Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas

The world knows Santa Claus as the symbol of Christmas, who brings kids toys, but he is actually a modernized version of Saint Nicholas, the devoted Greek bishop who lived in the fourth century in the Lycian town of...

Turkish Occupation Continues to Erase Ancient Heritage of Cyprus

Since the military invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army during the summer of 1974, countless reports have been published about the atrocities the Turkish forces committed on the beautiful Mediterranean island. But less known is the continuous effort by...

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...

“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.

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...