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Orthodox Easter

President Biden Sends Message of Solidarity to Orthodox Christians

US President Joe Biden expressed his solidarity with the Orthodox faithful who have been prosecuted in the past and remain under threat today, in a message sent to coincide with Orthodox Easter on May 2. In his message the American...

Australia’s PM Morrison Attends Orthodox Easter Liturgy in Sydney

The PM of Australia Scott Morrison joined hundreds of Greek Australians to celebrate the Easter Liturgy at Kogarah, Sydney on Saturday.

Greeks Celebrate Easter on the Beach as Warm Weather Continues

Thousands of Greeks took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather of this Orthodox Easter weekend and rushed to their nearby beaches.

Chios Island Marked Easter With Spectacular Rocket War

The rocket war, one of the most beautiful, spectacular and yet dangerous Easter spectacles of Greece, revived on Saturday night on Chios.

The Spectacular Easter Flames On Santorini’s Pyrgos

The flames that light up the Santorini's Pyrgos this Easter will go on as planned. Unfortunately, it will be without visitors to behold it.

Holy Light Arrives From Jerusalem to Athens to Mark Easter

The Holy Light arrived in Greece on Holy Saturday, May 1 in a much humbler ceremony than what Greeks were used to in previous years.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Joyful Easter 2021 Encyclical

Archbishop Elpidophoros issued a joyful Easter encyclical just before the greatest feast of the Christian year.

Emotional Hymn of Kassiane Reverberates Across Greece on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move closer to the end of Lent and Easter Sunday.

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

The Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha -- a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in...

Mykonos Island Sunset Offers Ray of Hope During Quiet Eastertime

As the citizens of Greece and most other nations across the globe continue to be stuck at home (or "safe at home" as some public health campaigns would have it) due to the coronavirus pandemic, beautiful scenes from Greece's...