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The Sound of Hagia Sophia, Recreated Centuries Later

The magnificent edifice of Hagia Sophia, which was constructed in the 6th century and served as a cathedral for almost one thousand years, is now a museum in Istanbul, after being used as a mosque for decades. Built in the...

Church of Greece Says Will Deny Funeral Services to the Cremated

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued a leaflet on Wednesday, in which it expresses its strong opposition to the practice of cremation as "contrary to the Church's principles, traditions and customs." The leaflet addressed ''To The People''...

Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Great and Holy Week

The last day of Great and Holy Week is Holy Saturday -- the day on which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and his descent into hell where he preached to all the dead. On this day, the Church reminds...

Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples and the betrayal by Judas Iscariot. The Last Supper is the ultimate revelation of God’s redeeming...

Greek Orthodox Priest Receives Seniors Local Achievement Award

Father Nicolaos Zervas of St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Hamilton, received the 2019 NSW Seniors Local Achievement Award on Thursday. The 85-year-old Greek priest was recognized for four decades of service in the city. In 1993 he received an Order...

Epiphany: From Epirus, to Crete, the Blessing of the Waters

The Greek Orthodox feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th each year across the globe. This Epiphany, Greece found itself in the grip of freezing temperatures, but all the festivities, including diving for the cross, were still...

Greek-Australians Celebrate Epiphany in Melbourne

The Greek Orthodox celebration of the Epiphany is celebrated every January 6th across the globe. On Sunday, over twenty Greek-Australian boys and men participated in the dive to fetch the cross tossed into the warm waters by Bishop Ezekielat...

Greek Orthodox Church Remembers the 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the death of the Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia who were burned to death at the order of the Roman Emperor in the year 303. At the turn of the fourth century,...

Greek PM – Archbishop Verbal Deal has Little Substance

The deal reached between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece Ieronymos on Tuesday has little substance and raises suspicions that it is more of a ploy than a substantial change in the...

Poll: Nine in Ten Greeks View their Culture as Superior

Almost nine out of ten Greeks (89 percent) believe that their culture is superior to others, while three quarters of those polled consider adherence to the Christian Orthodox as an important part of truly being Greek according to the...