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Saint Basil — a Towering Figure in Greek History

Saint Basil is remembered by the Greek people as the figure who bore gifts and helped children and the poor at Christmastime.

The Great Schism Split Christianity into East and West

The East–West Schism that occurred in 1054 represents one of the most significant, and tragic, events in the history of Christianity. Eastern and Western Christians had a history of differences and disagreements, some dating back to the earliest days...

Saint Nicholas Shrine To Be Illuminated for September 11

Saint Nicholas Shrine, the church that was built on the site of the only church that was demolished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be illuminated on Friday night like a beacon of light going into...

Ten of Greece’s Most Spectacular Monasteries

Greece has many beautiful sights for you to check out while you are visiting the country. One thing you want to be sure to add to your itinerary is visiting some of the ancient, historical Greek monasteries. Here are 10...

“Man of God” Film on St. Nectarios Premieres August 26

The life of Saint Nectarios, Greece's most contemporary saint, will be presented in the upcoming film "Man of God." The film premieres in theaters on August 26. Filmed in Greece, the movie depicts the life of Saint Nektarios of Aegina,...

Celebrate Your Name Day Like the Greeks

Birthdays are a big deal--milestones in life, but in Greece, names days "take the cake" so to speak on personal celebrations and ritual.

US State Department Deplores Closing of Halki Seminary 50 Years Ago

The seminary at Halki, Turkey, was closed on July 29, 1971 when Turkey ruled that all private institutions of higher learning be closed.

Pompeo to Address Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation Banquet

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will address a banquet given in honor of the ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Foundation in October.

Elpidophoros Deplores 50th Anniversary of Halki Seminary Closure

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America addressed the solemn anniversary of Turkey's abrupt closure of the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in 1971, ending the institution's work of educating generations of clergymen. Interviewed by Dwight Bashir of the United States Commission...

The Life of Philip Ludwell, America’s First Convert to Orthodoxy

Born on December 29, 1716 in the Tidewater of Virginia, Philip Ludwell III was America's first Orthodox convert.