Greek Orthodox Church
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...
The Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Inside the Sacred Rock
Best Kept Acropolis Secret is Below the Sacred Rock The Acropolis best kept secret is a chamber below the sacred rock in Athens
Greek, Ukrainian Orthodox Leaders in US to Hold Joint Prayer Service
Leaders of the Greek and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in America will gather for a joint prayer service for Ukraine on Wednesday. A statement by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America says that His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, together with...
Leadership 100 Approves $7 Million in Grants for 2022
Leadership 100, an endowment fund of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, has dedicated over $7 million in grants for this upcoming year, as well as renewals of some multi-year grants. The 31 grants totaling $7,094,900 were approved at the 31st Annual...
Archbishop Elpidophoros to Visit Northern Greece
The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, Elpidophoros, will visit northern Greece early next month to attend a number of religious services and events. The Archbishop's visit was announced in a statement released by the Diocese of Maroneia and Komotoni, located...
Activists Falsely Accused Greek Bishop of Hate Speech, Court Rules
A Greek court ruled that two human rights activists falsely accused a Greek Orthodox bishop of hate speech and sentenced them to year-long prison sentences that were suspended for three years on Tuesday. Bishop Seraphim, who is the Metropolitan of...
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Says Zionists Want to Expel Christians
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that Zionist groups are trying to expel Christians from the Holy Land. Theophilos and Abbas held a meeting in the President's Ramallah office during which...
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Leading Orthodoxy for Three Decades
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has completed 30 years as the spiritual leader of 300 million Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Hospitalized in Washington DC
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was hospitalized on Sunday in Washington DC just after he landed in the United States for an official visit. His All-Holiness was scheduled to hold a service at the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, but felt ill...