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Clean Monday in Greece: Everything You Need to Know

“Kathara Deftera,” Greek for Clean Monday, commences the 40-day period of the Great Lent for the Greek Orthodox Church, called “Sarakosti.”

Former Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, Has Passed

Irineos I, the 140th patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, passed away in Athens last Tuesday, January 10th at the age of eighty-three after years of illness. His burial took place on Samos, his birthplace, after Patriarch Theophilos...

Historic St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt is one of the most important Christian monasteries in the world

The Greek Orthodox Church Where People From All Faiths Make a Wish

Panagia Vefa is a Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul when on the first day of each month people of all faiths go to make a wish

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...