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Bartholomew Marks 30 Years at Helm of Orthodox Church in Athens Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew marked 30 years as the leader of the Greek Orthodoxy by visiting Greece this week where he met with the spiritual and political leadership of the country. Bartholomew’s visit comes after a high-profile visit in the United...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Meet President Biden in US Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Biden during his visit to the US, which begins on October 23, according to the official schedule released by the Greek Archdiocese of America on Wednesday. The visit to the US, which will...

New Opportunities in Catholic and Orthodox Quest for Unity

There are surprising prospects regarding the dialogue between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches on a possible path to unification.

Saint Nicholas Shrine Hits Record-Breaking $95 Million Fundraising Total

The Friends of Saint Nicholas announced on Monday that the total of the fundraising on behalf of the Shrine has reached $95 million.

Greek Orthodox Church of Australia Denies Care Homes Wrongdoing

The Greek Orthodox Church of Australia responded to the scathing report which accused it of taking money from taxpayer-funded aged care homes

The Akathist Hymn: A Lyric Poem of Unparalleled Beauty

The Akathist Hymn, which is chanted on the first five successive Fridays of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church, is dedicated to Virgin Mary.

Karloutsos Resigns From Goarch; Announces Patriarch’s Foundation

Father Alex Karloutsos, the strongman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, announced his retirement.

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...