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Ten Majestic Aegean Sea Churches in Greece Dedicated to the Virgin Mary

There are a large number of Aegean churches throughout Greece Some humble and unpretentious here is a list of the most majestic.

The Open-Air Greek Church that Looks Up to the Skies

The roofless church of Panagia Kakaviotissa on the island of Limnos is one of the most impressive Greek Orthodox churches in the world.

Greece Announces Limited Reopening for Christmas

The Greek government announced on Friday a set of measures for the reopening of some businesses in the retail sector for Christmas sales. It also noted that churches may also reopen -- but only for Christmas and Epiphany Day. The...

Church Bells in Greece Toll Mournfully for Hagia Sophia

Orthodox Churches throughout Greece on Friday marked  the conversion of Constantinople's Hagia Sophia to a mosque by mournfully tolling their bells. Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymos called the conversion of the cradle of the Greek Orthodoxy as "an...

Greek Churches Open with Health Safety Measures

Churches in Greece opened their doors to the faithful for Divine Liturgy on Sunday, after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus threat. However, each church's operation will be accompanied by the observance of the required health protection...

Greek Faithful Defy Coronovirus Scare to Attend Church Services

Greek Orthodox faithful attended Sunday services today despite warnings to avoid overcrowded places due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos and videos circulated on social media showed churches throughout the country at least half-empty. Many worshipers are seen accepting holy Communion, which...

How Istanbul’s Historical Churches Celebrate Christmas

Istanbul is home to over 200 active churches according to a 2000 census, and this holiday season they are celebrating Christmas with the traditional carols, midnight mass and services through the holiday weekend. Let's take a look at some...

Opening Ceremony for Two New Churches in Saranda

A pleasant atmosphere prevails over the city of Saranda.  The efforts of local people and the Metropolitan bishops were not fruitless. Greeks celebrate the opening ceremony of two new churches that will host all worshipers wishing to serve God. Under...