Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates
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 many other Western...
The Top Destinations for Greek Easter
With Greek Orthodox Easter fast approaching, Greeks and tourists alike are planning to rush out of urban centers in order to enjoy the unique holiday customs found in destinations across the country. While there are some shared Easter traditions throughout...
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.