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The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. The Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Dionysius on October 3rd. Born during the...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...

The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. They used a dialect of Turkish in combination with the Greek alphabet. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Sues Journalist for Defamation

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis is suing Alkis Morelas, a Greek-Australian journalist, for defamation in Sydney’s Federal Court. The Archbishops took legal action against Morelas after the journalist wrote a number of articles alleging that Griniezakis used...

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...

Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition

Name day is a uniquely Greek feast as people celebrate the feast of an Orthodox Christian saint, holy person or martyr they are named after

Desert Monks: The Orthodox Brotherhood of Saint Anthony in Arizona

In 1995, six Orthodox monks left Mount Athos in Greece and came to the US to start Saint Anthony Orthodox Monastery in the Arizona desert.

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha—a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western...

International Roma Day: The Stigmatized People of Greece

The issue of Roma people in Greece remains controversial to this day, as they prefer to live in the margins of society, refusing to integrate

“Man of God” Premieres in USA

"Man of God" a film centered on the life of St. Nektarios became an unexpected hit in the US. The film was only shown in select theaters on March 21, and was originally meant to be released for one night...