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Patriarch Bartholomew Lauds Biden’s Travel Ban and Climate Actions

Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the world, praised US President Joe Biden in an announcement released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Tuesday. Lauding the new President for his actions regarding the lifting of a...

Stolen Icons to Return to Greece

A pair of stolen icons will return to Greece after they were handed over to the Greek Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. The two priceless pieces, dating back to the eighteenth century, feature iconic depictions of Jesus and Mary...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Encourages Faithful to be Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide, had stern words on Tuesday for those who are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine, encouraging the faithful to be inoculated when their time comes. In a statement he issued,...

"Athos Digital Heritage" Makes Mount Athos Treasures Accessible to All

Mount Athos' religious and cultural treasures can now be accessed by people all over the world through the Athos Digital Heritage platform, after the finalization of the OTE Group project. The "Athonite Digital Ark" project took four years to complete...

Turkey’s Ruined Hagia Triada Church to Become Cultural Museum

After being placed on a short list for conversion into a cultural center many years ago, the dilapidated Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada, located in Ayvalik, Turkey, has now been approved for major renovations and an eventual reopening...

Turkey Covers Up Priceless Frescoes in Ancient Greek Church for Muslim Prayers

Turkey recently announced that the ancient Greek Orthodox Chora Monastery, located in Istanbul, which was converted into a mosque in August, will open for Muslim prayers on October 30. Chora's priceless artwork, including frescoes and mosaics, have been covered up...

Ecumenical Patriarchate Names New Auxiliary Bishops for the United States

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew together with the Holy and Sacred Synod, announced on Tuesday the election of three new Auxiliary Bishops for the United States. The three distinguished clergymen of the Holy Archdiocese of America who have now risen...