This Christmas Tell Your Children the Real Santa Claus Story
Behind today’s mythical Santa Claus from the North Pole, is a real saint – St. Nicholas. How he came to be today’s gift-giving jolly figure from the North Pole is a fascinating story all by itself. By Lisa Bitel Santa Claus...
The Real Face of Santa Claus – or Saint Nicholas – Recreated
Despite the many myths surrounding some Christmas characters, certain legendary figures are actually rooted in history, and Saint Nicholas, otherwise known as Santa Claus, is one of them. Scientists at Liverpool John Moores University used his skull to reconstruct...
St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero Consecrated
Early on Monday morning, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with the faithful and other members of the clergy present, consecrated the rebuilt St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, the only place of worship destroyed in 9/11. After an extraordinarily...
Greek FM in Emotional Visit to St. Nicholas School in Ghana
Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited the Greek School of St. Nicholas in Ghana during his official visit to the African country last week. Amid emotional scenes, students who are learning the Greek language and the culture of the country...
FAITH Endowment Offers $2.57 Million Grant for St. Nicholas Shrine
FAITH, an Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, has issued a grant of $2.57 million towards St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Construction Set to Restart at Ground Zero’s St. Nicholas Shrine
In an event hosted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and attended by Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Archbishop of America Elpidophoros and other notables on Monday, the governor announced the resumption of the reconstruction of the St. Nicholas Shrine at...
The Resurrection of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on ’60 Minutes’
A report showcasing the rebuilding of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine was aired on the esteemed CBS news magazine "60 Minutes" last Sunday, coinciding with Western Easter. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley visited Greece for the interview...
Christmas Gift Giving Traditions
You can't really celebrate Christmas without giving your loved ones gifts and cards, whether they are big presents, or small, the aim is to simply put a smile on their faces. The festive mood of the twelve days of...
What do Santa Claus, St. Nicholas and Poseidon Have in Common?
Children around the world wait all year long for the time to come, when Santa Claus will bring them gifts during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve. The omnipresent, joyous, white-bearded man dressed in red most of...