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Pool of Siloam to Open in Jerusalem After 2,000 Years

The Pool of Siloam, where Jesus is said to have healed a blind man, will soon be opened to the public for the first time after approximately two thousand years. The pool, located in the southern part of the City...

Five Things to Know About Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is unquestionably the senior saint within the Christian tradition. Yet we know remarkably little about her. In the New Testament, there is nothing about her birth, death, appearance or age. By Philip C. Almond Outside of...

Discovery of Greek Inscription Reveals Home of Saint Peter, Apostle of Jesus

Archaeologists believe that a Greek inscription discovered in what was the city of Bethsaida, Israel, identifies Apostle Peter's home. 

Judas Received Around $250 to Betray Jesus Christ

According to the Gospel of John, Judas Iscariot received 30 silver coins, or in today's money, around $250, to betray Jesus and put him in the hands of Caiaphas. Before the Last Supper, Judas is said to have gone to...

Stunning “Good Shepherd” Ring with Carved Gemstone Found off Israel

A stunning "Good Shepherd" ring that depicts a young Jesus holding a sheep -- an iconic image of Christ-- was just found when archaeologists explored two shipwrecks that sank off the ancient port of Cesarea, Israel. The announcement of 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...

Ring of Pontius Pilate Found in Spectacular Bethlehem Discovery

A 2,000-year-old ring that was unearthed 50 years ago near Bethlehem may very likely have been worn by the man who was the Roman prefect of Judea in the years A.D. 26 to 37. Pilate served as fifth prefect...

Greek Text of Jesus Secret Teachings to his Brother James Discovered in Oxford

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus' secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered at Oxford University by biblical scholars at The University of Texas at Austin. Fragments of a 1,600-year-old heretical document...

Greek Jews Outraged by GNTO's Promotion of Easter Judas Burning

The Greek Jewish community is incensed by websites and brochures of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) that showcase the traditional Easter practice known as "Judas burning." The time-honored "scapegoating" ritual burns an effigy of Judas Iscariot to rid the...

Good Friday: Greek Orthodox Traditions of the Epitaph

Good Friday is an eminently mournful day commemorating the Passion of the Christ across Greece. Even the most remote churches honor the tradition of the epitaph, filling the atmosphere with piety and devoutness. In every Greek city, village or island, the Passion...