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Rare Icons Stolen from Greek Monastery Repatriated from Germany

Greek authorities reclaimed earlier in the week two rare icons that were stolen from a monastery in northern Greece and illicitly exported to Germany. Greek authorities took possession of the icons, dating back to the 18th century and which depict...

Agia Pelagia: The Vision Leading to the Panagia Celebration on Tinos

The Virgin Mary takes center stage in Tinos on August 15 annually, thanks to a humble nun who received a vision, whom we know as Agia Pelagia, or St. Pelagia, today, on the great feast of the Panagia, or...

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...

"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...

Mt. Athos Monks to Decorate NYC’s St. Nicholas Shrine

This Sunday, September 6, the CBS television program "60 Minutes" will feature a segment on the new artwork created by Mt. Athos monks which is to adorn the interior of the rebuilt St. Nicholas Shrine, the only church to...

Byzantine-Style Iconographer Tells Story Behind Fascinating Martin Luther King Icon

A Byzantine-style icon which portrays Martin Luther King as a martyred saint is the work of a man who was living in a cloistered monastery at the time of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s. The story behind...

Greek Island of Crete in the Heart of Saint Petersburg

The heart of Modern Crete’s culture will beat in St. Petersburg, Russia through the icons and other exhibits from Eastern Crete presented in the Concert-Exhibition Hall “Smolny Cathedral,” at the initiative of the Russian government there. More than 50 works...

Thieves Break into Orthodox Church in Albania

One more burglary in the Orthodox church was reported last night in Moscopole, situated in the Korçë district in Albania. Unknown offenders managed to steal the bell from the old church located in the historic area. The church, which is...