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Greece Gives 50,000 Euros To Syrian Children

Despite a crushing economic crisis, Greece has given 50,000 euros ($66,325) to UNICEF to help Syrian children at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, where many Syrians are being housed after fleeing the country's civil war. Helping refugees, especially children, remains a...

John X Elected New Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch

Metropolitan John X was elected to head the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch on Monday, the official paper of the Russian Orthodox Church reported. His predecessor, Patriarch Ignatius IV (Hazim) passed away in a Beirut hospital on December 5, a...

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Syria Ignatius IV Dies

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim died on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at a hospital in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut, NOW Lebanon reported. On Tuesday, local news editions announced that Hazim was received at the Saint George Hospital in...

Thousands of Greek Christians Trapped in Syrian Village

Syrian rebel forces fighting government troops have trapped more 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food, medicine and other urgent supplies, the Catholic News Agency reported. For more than 10 days the village...

Patriarch Theophilos Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Some days ago, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem visited the Syrian refugee camp located in Zaatar. The camp was established and inaugurated by the UN Refugee Agency and the Jordanian Charity Organization. According to UN officials, about 3,000 Syrian refugees...

An Insight into the Greek-Orthodox Community of Jordan

The saying, “Opou geis, kai patris," is a familiar one attesting to the Greek spirit of seeking out fortune and adapting to many foreign soils. But as evidenced by the Greek community of Madaba, Jordan, not only can Greeks...

Greek Film Festival in Lebanon

Under the joint patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and the Embassy of Greece in Beirut, Lebanon, the 4th Greek Film Festival will begin on Thursday. Organized by the League of Lebanese Graduates from Greek Universities (LLGGU) in...

Visiting the Ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Photo Credit: Rachel Portele Petra was a place that the local Beduins knew for years and tried to hide for the rest of the world. They knew it was a place that everybody would like to go and wonder around...