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Greece’s Open-Air 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.

Church of Greece Protests Baptism of Children of Gay Couple

The Church of Greece's highest governing body is formally protesting the recent baptism of the children of a same-sex couple in Athens, an occasion that marked the first time a gay couple held a Greek Orthodox baptism for their...

Metropolitan of Glyfada Claims He was Unaware of Gay Baptism

The Metropolitan of Glyfada, Antonios, claims that he was unaware of all of the details regarding the Greek Orthodox baptism that Archbishop of America Elpidophoros conducted for the children of a gay couple on Saturday. Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas,...

Honoring Saint Paisios, One of Greece’s Most Beloved Saints

Each year on this day, July 12th, the Greek Orthodox faithful honor Saint Paisios, one of the most beloved figures in the Church. Known for his incredible prophesies, countless miracles, deep understanding of the love of God, and mysticism, Saint...

First Greek Orthodox Baptism for Child of Gay Couple in Greece

Evanggelos Bousis and Peter Dundas, both of Greek descent, became the first gay couple to hold a Greek Orthodox Baptism for their children in Greece on Saturday. The couple's children, Alexios and Eleni, were baptized by his Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros...

Father Alex Karloutsos Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Father Alex Karloutsos, a Greek American priest and former Vicar General for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, has been awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work as a spiritual leader by US President Joe Biden during...

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero Consecrated

Early on Monday morning, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with the faithful and other members of the clergy present, consecrated the rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only place of worship destroyed in 9/11. After an extraordinarily...

Fr. Alex Karloutsos to be Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Father Alex Karloutsos, former Vicar General for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will be receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work as a spiritual leader, according to a statement released by the White House on Friday. Karloutsos...

The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The sound of Hagia Sophia was recreated recently by two scholars from California’s Stanford University by simply popping a balloon. Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of art history, has published a book on the subject titled Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and...

Holy Saturday: Greek Orthodox Prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus

Holy Saturday, the day before Greek Easter on Sunday, marks the last day of Holy Week for Orthodox Christians.