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How Byzantine Architecture Influenced the World

Despite relative obscurity in Western historiography, Byzantine architecture has had a profound influence across the world. The Byzantines, also known as the Eastern Romans, developed a distinctive architectural style that has continued to influence construction to this day. Not limited...

The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas on Syros, Greece

The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, took twenty-two years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, according to the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas....

King Charles III Meets With Ecumenical Patriarch in London

King Charles III met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Buckingham Palace in a half hour private meeting on October 25th. During their meeting, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew once again expressed his condolences for the death of the King's mother, Queen Elizabeth...

The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Dionysius on October 3rd. Born during the...

Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens

At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt. 

Hagia Sophia’s Imperial Gate Vandalized Again

The Hagia Sophia's historic Imperial Gate has been damaged again, as vandals appear to have pried out one of the metal plates on the 15th century oakwood door. It was the second time the door has been damaged in...

Ancient Marble Floors Damaged in Hagia Sophia

A number of tiles of the ancient marble floors in Hagia Sophia have been damaged by heavy machines used to clean the site, according to Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. The historic building, which was built as a church in the Byzantine...

Why Are There as Many Churches on Mykonos as There Are Families?

Why is the Greek island of Mykonos home to so many churches, chapels, and monasteries?

“Flying Priest” Marks Holy Saturday’s Liturgy in Greece

The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus

The Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Inside the Sacred Rock

Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Below the Sacred Rock The Acropolis best kept secret is a chamber below the sacred rock in Athens