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Turkey Demolishes Greek Orthodox Church Known as “Hagia Sophia of Bursa”

Turkish authorities on Wednesday demolished a historic Greek Orthodox church in the region of Bursa, north-western Turkey, which had been abandoned. The Georgios Greek Orthodox Church, known as the “Hagia Sophia” of Bursa, was destroyed amid warnings over the safety...

Elpidophoros Speaks Against Injustice, Hatred at Democratic National Convention

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivered a benediction on the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, urging listeners to “fight against injustice, inequality and hatred.” “We pray for the sake for our nation and its future. We pray...

Greece to Finally Celebrate Pascha on Tuesday

For the first time ever in history, the Greek Orthodox faithful will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on a Tuesday, instead of the traditional Saturday midnight liturgy earlier in the Spring. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the traditional Pascha celebration...

Catholic Church Changes Holy Communion Procedure

Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to churches on Sunday following their opening after two months of lockdown because of the coronavirus threat. Lines for Holy Communion, which is shared by the same spoon, stretched out the door as Orthodox Christians...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios, both accused of failing to abide by the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Father...

Greece to Celebrate Easter Divine Liturgy at Midnight May 26

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided on Thursday that the last Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection on May 26, will be celebrated in a way that all the faithful can attend, provided that coronavirus restrictions are...

Church of Greece Decides to Curtail Services Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday afternoon, informing the public about its latest decision in regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The Church of Greece decided to curtail all weekday services,...