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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

Greece’s Miracle Church: 17 Oak Trees Sprout From its Roof and Walls

A tiny church in Greece's Peloponnese dating from the 11th or the 12th century is a miracle of nature, and for the faithful, a sign of God’s power. Religious pilgrims and sightseers alike come to visit Saint Theodora, near the...

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. Born during the first century AD, Dionysius grew up in a wealthy Athenian family. Before his conversion...

The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas at Syros Island, Greece

The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros island, took 22 years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, according to the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas....

Greek PM Mitsotakis Meets Archbishop Elpidophoros Putting Spat Behind

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met Archbishop Elpidophoros on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday, seemingly putting behind the spat caused by the Archbishop's participation at a Turkish event earlier in the week. They discussed issues of...

Archbishop of Uganda Orthodox Church, Jonah Lwanga, Passes Away

The Uganda Orthodox Church announced on Sunday that Archbishop Jonah Lwanga passed away at an Athens hospital where he was receiving treatment. No details were released on the cause of his death. Jonah Lwanga was the spiritual leader of more...

Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda Celebrates Easter With Splendor

The Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda celebrated the Holy week with splendor and devotion.