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Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire, or Holy Light, arrived to Greece from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday in time for the Easter midnight mass. The fire will be transported to another seven destinations within Greece on...

What Exactly Caused Jesus Christ’s Death?

It is known that the death of Jesus Christ occurred somewhere between AD 30 and AD 33. But the manner of his death remains a mystery. According to the Bible, Jesus fell while carrying the cross to Calvary, the skull-shaped...

Israel Nixes Mount of Olives Park Plan Opposed by Churches

The Nature and Parks Authority of Israel announced on Monday that it was stepping away from its controversial plan to wall off a section of the Mount of Olives, the place Jesus Christ prayed before his trial and crucifixion. Its...

When a Greek Woman Met the Jewish Family She Saved During Holocaust

In 2019, 92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time in Jerusalem the descendants of a Jewish family she helped save during the Holocaust. One by one, the 40 descendants of the...

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Says Zionists Want to Expel Christians

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that Zionist groups are trying to expel Christians from the Holy Land. Theophilos and Abbas held a meeting in the President's Ramallah office during which...

Orthodox Church Warns Israeli Radicals Threaten Christian Presence in Jerusalem

The Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem accused on Sunday radical Israeli groups of threatening the presence of Christians in the holy city. Writing in the London Times, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III said that “Our churches are...

Billionaire’s Looted Greek Stele Still on Display at Israel Museum

The looted Greek stele known as The Heliodorus Stele is still on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem despite the fact that it was among the many objects that were part of a plea deal in the notorious...

1,400-Year-Old Byzantine Church, Mosaic Found Near Jerusalem

An important archaeological discovery of a Byzantine mosaic and Greek inscriptions, which perhaps pose more questions than answers, was made public by members of the Israel Antiquities Authority. After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular,...

Christian Churches in Jerusalem Warn of Attacks by Radical Groups

Each year, Christians from all over the world travel to the Holy Land to experience Christmas in the place where Jesus walked -- but now, religious leaders are warning that there could be attacks this year in Christian churches...

Greece Hails Strategic Alliance with Israel in Jerusalem Summit

"Our relations with Israel have never been better," Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Prime Minister referred to the newly-strengthened strategic alliance...