Two of the most important Christian churches in the world, the church of St. Peter in Rome and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, are known to have some very impressive crypts and catacombs and so it is not surprising that a similar “underworld system” might exist under Hagia Sophia.
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In these days, very rarely do we find made a film made about a true saint, let alone a film about a true saint that is very well produced. Yelena Popovic has written, directed, and produced in partnership with Mt. Athos’ Vatopaidi Monastery, the St. Maxim the Greek Institute, and Europgroup Ltd. such a film with the St. Nektarios biopic “Man of God.”
In a project spanning 8 years, Costa Dantos has created a map of every Greek church across Australia which is now freely available to everyone through Google Maps.
Host Dwight Bashir is joined by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, to discuss the obstacles that the Ecumenical Patriarchate faces in Turkey today.
Either carved into mountains or built on remote islands, many Greek churches reveal secrets of the past and have numerous mysterious stories to tell. Here are some of the most unique and mysterious Greek churches that have attracted international interest over the years.
With Jerusalem under lockdown last year’s Holy Fire ceremony was held in the near-empty church that is worshipped by Christians as the site of Jesus’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, as neither death itself nor the power of the grave could hold our Saviour captive.
Record crowds have gathered to celebrate Easter Church services around the nation, as the country experiences a period of relative normality whilst the pandemic still rampages in many other countries across the globe.
The entire internals of the church were burnt when a fire ravaged he Greek Orthodox Community of the Nativity of Christ in Port Adelaide in 2019, with only the external bricks and, by what is deemed to be a miracle of God, the Holy Altar as well as everything on the Altar table and all its coverings being the only things to have survived the blaze.
After Holy Friday mass in Australia last night, Tsalikis speaks to the congregation in an emotional address saying, “I am happy because the Greek have not lost their faith in Mary, God and Jesus. When I return to Greece I will tell everyone of another miracle…of what I experienced here today with you. God bless you all. Kali Anastasi.”