The sound of Hagia Sophia was recreated recently by two scholars from California’s Stanford University by simply popping a balloon. Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of art history, has published a book on the subject titled “Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and...
Why is the Greek island of Mykonos home to so many churches, chapels, and monasteries?
The holy icon of Panagia Soumela, located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio, northern Greece, is the symbol of Hellenism in Pontus.
A Greek Orthodox nun in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India has become a symbol of the eternal fight against poverty, illiteracy, child trafficking and prostitution in the city. Sister Nectaria Paridisi, by most accounts the only Greek individual left in Kolkata,...
This year, Greeks gathered for the mournful Good Friday "Epitaphio" procession under different conditions than usual due to coronavirus restrictions.
Catholic and Protestant Christians across Greece celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 4.
Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, is also known as the protector of judges and the judiciary. Born during the first century AD, Dionysius grew up in a wealthy Athenian family. Before his conversion...
The world after the coronavirus pandemic will look very different, according to a new book from Yale professor Nicholas Christakis.
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...
Mount Athos' religious and cultural treasures can now be accessed by people all over the world through the Athos Digital Heritage platform, after the finalization of the OTE Group project. The "Athonite Digital Ark" project took four years to complete...