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

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

Monks Show Greek Philoxenia by Assisting Homeless Victims of Albania Quake

Representatives of the Albanian authorities recently visited the Monastery of Saint Blaise (Agios Vlasios) in Albania to express their gratitude for the generous hospitality the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of the country has shown to the victims of the recent...

Greek Orthodox Nuns Fined by Canadian Dairy Authorities for Allegedly Selling Milk Without Permit

Nuns living in a secluded Greek Orthodox convent in the Laurentian Mountains, northwest of Montreal, have recently been fined nearly $75,000 for allegedly selling milk without a permit. They do have their own "Fromagerie" where they produce feta cheese -...

Controversial Greek Orthodox Bishop Ambrosios Resigns

The bishop of Kalavryta and Aegialeia Ambrosios announced on Sunday morning that he is resigning from his post. Speaking during Sunday's service in the church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary in Greece's town of Kalavryta, the bishop announced that...

Greek Orthodox Community Celebrates Feast of Agia Paraskevi on Tenedos

A group of people belonging to the Greek Orthodox community of the island of Tenedos celebrated the Orthodox feast day of Agia (Saint) Paraskevi on Thursday. Tenedos, now known in Turkey as Bozcaada, is an island in the Northeast Aegean...

Archbishop Nikitas Enthroned in London

Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain was enthroned as the Head of the Greek Orthodox Church in London on Saturday. Hundreds of faithful Orthodox Christians and prominent members of the Greek and Cypriot communities in the UK gathered on...

Greece's Folk Traditions for the Feast of the Ascension

June 6, 2019 is Ascension Day according to the Orthodox Christian Church. This great feast day in the Christian calendar has played a crucial role in Greek folk traditions throughout the centuries. For generation upon generation, Greeks have believed that...

Thousands Gather at Fort Roupel to Reenact Historic WWII Battle

Thousands of people made a kind of a pilgrimage on May 11 and 12 to the site of the battlefields surrounding Greece's legendary Fort Roupel and the underground forts of the Metaxas Line, on the border of Greece and...

Hundreds Attend Archbishop Stylianos’ Funeral in Sydney (video)

Hundreds of ordinary citizens, clerics, politicians and public figures from the Greek community in Australia were present for the last farewell to the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Stylianos, during the funeral service held at the Cathedral Church of...