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Elpidophoros Clashes With Greek Church Over Same-Sex Marriage

Elpidophoros, the head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, expressed over the weekend his disagreement with the Head of the Orthodox Church in Greece over the baptism of children by same-sex parents. In a wide-ranging interview with the Athens...

Monastery of the Philosopher Among Oldest Byzantine Monuments in Greece

The Monastery of the Philosopher in Arcadia, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is steeped in Greek history

Jerusalem Christians Unite Behind Armenian Church Over Land Deal

Jerusalem Christians have united in response to a disputed land deal that poses a threat to the longstanding Armenian presence in the Old City. The heads of various Christian Churches issued a joint appeal, expressing concern that the deal,...

Greek Orthodox Church of St. Porphyrios in Gaza Bombed

A 1,600-year-old Greek Orthodox church in the Gaza Strip which was sheltering hundreds of displaced Palestinians was hit overnight by an Israeli air strike, the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem said, and Palestinian health officials said 16 people were killed. Parts...

Greece Denounces Electronic Music Party in Historic Orthodox Church in Izmir

On Saturday, a video emerged online of a historic Orthodox church in Izmir being used as a nightclub. The decision to host an electronic music dance party in a religious building has been deemed disrespectful by some Christians and...

Greek Priest Suspended for Giving Women a Role in the Holy Service

The Greek Church has suspended a priest in Athens for using two women instead of men as "little priests" (papadakia) during a Holy Service recently. The "papadakia" are usually young boys and their role is to assist the priest...

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...

Fire Breaks Out in Greek Orthodox Church of Sydney, Australia

A fire broke out at the historic Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, a Greek Orthodox church in Sydney, Australia on the evening of Thursday, September 30. The fire caused significant damage to the interior of the historic and...

The Priest Who Lost His Church in the Massive Fire of Evia, Greece

The destruction of an old Greek Orthodox church in Kokkinomilia was one of the many sad losses Evia has suffered after the fires that ravaged the island. Villages were evacuated and left to the infernos, hundreds of houses were destroyed,...

Bartholomew Foundation to Provide Financial Freedom to Ecumenical Patriarchate

Karloutsos is launching the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation aiming to make the Ecumenical Patriarchate financially independent