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Ancient Marble Floors Damaged in Hagia Sophia

A number of tiles of the ancient marble floors in Hagia Sophia have been damaged by heavy machines used to clean the site, according to Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. The historic building, which was built as a church in the Byzantine...

Why Greeks Celebrate Name Days: An Orthodox Tradition

Name day is a uniquely Greek feast as people celebrate the feast of an Orthodox Christian saint, holy person or martyr they are named after

Desert Monks: The Orthodox Brotherhood of Saint Anthony in Arizona

In 1995, six Orthodox monks left Mount Athos in Greece and came to the US to start Saint Anthony Orthodox Monastery in the Arizona desert.

Greek Orthodox Celebrate Saint George’s Day on April 25

The annual celebration of Saint George on April 23rd is one of the most important feasts in the Orthodox calendar. Almost all Greek households have someone called Georgios or Georgia among close or distant relatives or friends. However, this year,...

Russia’s Orthodox Church Rules Out Union with Catholic Church

Russia's Orthodox Church dismissed talk of union between Orthodox and Catholic Churches but it confirmed earlier in the week that a meeting between Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Pope Francis is possible. Bishop Hilarion, the Chairman of...

Cyprus, Greece Prepare to Welcome Pope Francis on his “Apostolic Journey”

Pope Francis begins a five-day journey to the predominantly Orthodox nations of Cyprus and Greece on Thursday in what is described by the Vatican as an "Apostolic visit." The Vatican says that Francis will visit "as a pilgrim" and that...

Greece’s Celebration of the Panagia, or Dormition of the Virgin Mary

There are many customs and festivals organized all over Greece on August 15 in commemoration of the Virgin Mary, or Panagia. This day is a public holiday in Greece so Greeks are able to mark one of the most...

Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda Celebrates Easter With Splendor

The Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda celebrated the Holy week with splendor and devotion.

Treasure Hunters Ruin Historical Church in Samsun, Turkey

A Greek church that dates back to the Byzantine era, located in the Ayaklıalan District of Samsun in Turkey was plundered recently by treasure hunters.

Greek Orthodox Churches in Britain to Close Due to Lockdown

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain announced on Saturday that all its churches will close across the country. This comes as a result of the new national lockdown imposed in England and the rest of the nations...