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Cyprus Church Says “Satanic” Eurovision Song Entry Must be Scrapped

The Cyprus Church on Tuesday called for the withdrawal of the country’s controversial entry into this year’s Eurovision song contest titled “El Diablo.”

Moscow: "US Pressures Greece and Cyprus to Adopt Stance Against Russia"

Greece, Russia and Cyprus always have had a great relationship, but Americans might want to change that, Moscow says. Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry, issued a series of grave allegations recently against the outgoing US administration...

Hidden Gem of a Chapel Reopens to the Public in Athens

The small, round chapel of Agios Nikolaos Thon, near the corner of Alexandras and Kifissias Avenues, was turned over, fully restored, to the residents  of Athens on Sunday, Saint Nicholas Day. Unknown to all but a few, and previously sustaining...

Greek Church Slams "Neurotic" Focus on Holy Communion

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece said on Monday that members of the media who allege that the coronavirus can be spread via Communion are "neurotic." In a statement issued after the death over the weekend of Ioannis,...

Greek President: Conversion of Chora Museum to Mosque "An Act of Symbolic Violence"

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Friday called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent decision to convert the historic Chora former Christian monastery to a mosque "an act of symbolic violence dictated by political arrogance." After the conversion of Istanbul's Hagia...

After Hagia Sophia Turkey Converts Another Byzantine Church to Mosque

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a presidential decree on Friday turning the historic Holy Saviour in Chora, a medieval Byzantine church in western Constantinople that was a museum, into a mosque. The move follows the July decision to convert...

Does a Spoon Constitute a Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis?

By Archon Elias Damianakis* Have we lost our minds or simply succumbed to the idolatry of sentimentalism? “I’m an old woman; all I had was going to the church,” said Dimitra, a 79-year-old in Greece, “But I’m afraid.” Have we lost our...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios, both accused of failing to abide by the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Father...

Greece Extends Closure of Churches to April 28

A new joint ministerial decision scheduled to be issued on Thursday in Greece will allow the government to extend the period during which churches will have to remain closed in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. Greece is preparing...

Autonomous Polity of Mt. Athos Extends Lockdown Until April 20

The monastic community and autonomous region of Mount Athos announced on Wednesday that it will extend its ban on all visitors, including religious pilgrims, until April 20. This decision of Karyes, the seat of the Athonite monastic state, came as...