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Good Friday: a Day of Fasting, Mourning and Solemn Processions

For Greek Orthodox believers, Good Friday is a day of fasting and absolute mourning. The Greek Orthodox Church reminds us about Jesus’ journey to the Cross and death, about his burial and the triumph of evil over good, until the...

Jesus on a Donkey? Use a Scooter, Says Animal Rights Organization PETA

The well-known animal rights’ organization PETA has recently demanded that a Bavarian town in Germany stop using donkeys during a religious and folkloric pageant held every year. The town of Oberammergau in the southern German state of Bavaria organizes an extremely...

Controversial Documentary Claims Jesus Christ Was Greek

''Bible Conspiracies'', a new documentary series distributed by Worldwide Multimedia, suggests that Jesus Christ was not actually a Jewish man but a Greek philosopher called Apollonius of Tyana. This controversial claim has sparked reactions all over the world, as it posits that...

Italian Police Creates Picture of Child Jesus

Italian police investigators created a picture depicting the face of the world’s most famous religious figure as a child with the use of modern-day computer forensics. The launch pad element for this ambitious project was the Turin Shroud, the  the 4-meter sheet made of herring-bone linen...

Holy Saturday – The Last Holy Week Day

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and Lent. On Saturday, the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pontius Pilate to secure Jesus Christ’s tomb for three days because they had suspicions that his disciples would try to...

Holy Thursday; The Saddest Holy Week Day

Holy Thursday is the saddest day of the Holy Week and in the Greek Orthodox Church the events of Jesus Christ's last day on Earth are revived. Before his sacrifice for the salvation of men, Jesus wanted to dine with...

Holy Wednesday; What Do We Celebrate?

We are in the middle of the Holy Week. The Greek Orthodox Church reminds us of a fact that took place two days before Jesus Christ was crucified. According to Matthew, Jesus was at the house of Simon the leper. As they...

Six Greeks in Top 10 of Historical Personalities

What are the names that are mentioned more often than any other names in human history? That was one of the questions examined in an extensive study conducted by Pantheon, the new media lab of the Massachusetts Institute of...

Why Do Greeks Dye Eggs Red for Easter?

For Orthodox Christians, one of the oldest Easter traditions are dyed eggs, which are associated with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Eggs symbolize the empty rock tomb from which Jesus arose after his crucifixion and are used as...