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The Gifts of the Three Magi: The Most Precious Relics on Mount Athos

Among the innumerable treasures and holy relics preserved at the Holy Monastery of St. Paul on Mt. Athos (in Greek Άγιον Όρος, meaning "Holy Mountain") one of the most precious, and invaluable to Greek Orthodoxy, are the Holy Gifts...

Lost Cell of Ukrainian Saint Paisius Discovered on Greece’s Mount Athos

Remains of cells once lived in by the Ukrainian Orthodox saint, Paisius Velichkovsky (also spelled, Paisii Velichkovsky), have been discovered on Greece's monastic community of Mount Athos. The recently rediscovered cell consists of a small stone monastic hut. According to...

HOPE: A Greek-American Program Helping People in Need

Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement) is a program launched by Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago with the goal of feeding the city's most vulnerable residents. The aim is to reach out to Chicago's greater community. Project HOPE...

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.