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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...

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 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.

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

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...

Greek Priest Arrested for Defying Covid Restrictions at Church

A Greek priest was arrested for defying the coronavirus restrictions and conducting the liturgy with dozens of parishioners present.

Syrian City Lays Cornerstone for New Hagia Sophia Cathedral

In war-torn Syria, as citizens try to deal with an almost total breakdown of their society after their country served as a battleground for many opposing forces, Orthodox Christians have decided to build a replica of the Hagia Sophia...