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Holy Light Arrives from Jerusalem to Athens Despite Coronavirus Curfew

An Aegean Airlines special flight carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived in Athens on Holy Saturday afternoon. This year the Holy Light arrived in Greece from the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem under very strict measures due to...

92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

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

1,400-Year-Old Byzantine Church Near Jerusalem Uncovers Enigma

An important archaeological discovery, which perhaps poses more questions than it answers, was made public on Wednesday by members of the Israel Antiquities Authority. After three years of painstaking excavations, a Byzantine-era Christian church with spectacular, well-preserved mosaics and frescoes...

Ancient Greek Earring Unveiled in Jerusalem

An ancient Greek gold earring found last year in Jerusalem has been revealed by the Israeli authorities. The jewellery, around 2,000 years old and fashioned to look like a horned animal, was finally unveiled by the Israel Antiquities Authority on...

Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire from Jerusalem arrived in Athens by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations in Greece. The flame was received with the protocol reserved for heads of state after Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem handed it to a Greek...

‘It Smelled of Myrrh’, Says Greek Worker Who Entered Tomb of Christ

"I was the first person to enter the tomb of Christ. Yes, it smelled of myrrh," said the Greek restoration worker who was the first person to go inside the reputed burial place of Christ in Jerusalem since 1810. "I felt...

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Reopens After Israel Backtracks

Israel has suspended a controversial tax plan and property legislation in response to the unprecedented Christian decision on Sunday to close the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat agreed to...

Christian Leaders Shut Jerusalem’s Iconic Church to Protest Taxes

The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Church is built on the traditional site of Jesus'...

Αrchbishop Theodosios: Trump’s Jerusalem Move ‘Insulting’

The archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem said, relocating the U.S. embassy "gives the (Israeli) occupation what it does not deserve." Palestinian Christian leaders have expressed their displeasure with the U.S. government's decision to move its embassy from...

“Hellenists, Go Back To Greece”: Israeli Far-Right Groups Disrupt Hanukkah Celebration

Members of Israeli far-right groups disrupted a Jerusalem community center's Hanukkah celebration, which incorporated Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and Mohammed's birthday. The protesters called the participants "Hellenists" and told them to "go back to Greece. The protest took place on Wednesday...