Christian Orthodox

Hagia Sophia's New Chapter: Tourists Face Fees and Limited Access in Historic Church

Istanbul's magnificent Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and symbol of centuries-long religious and cultural interplay, has reopened its…

February 3, 2024

Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch Addresses Crisis in Gaza: "We Ask The Lord To Protect Us"

On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, arrived…

October 17, 2023

Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden’s Speech at the Conference of European Churches General Assembly

Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden delivered a moving speech at the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), which…

June 27, 2023

King Charles III Coronation: The Christian Orthodox contribution

The coronation of King Charles on Saturday will have a significant contribution from Christian Orthodoxy. "At the request of His…

May 3, 2023

Hierodeacon Madai becomes the first ethnic Kurd ordained into the Orthodox Christian priesthood

With the blessing of His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II, His Grace Bishop Saba of the North American…

February 18, 2023

Australian Open All Orthodox Grand Slam Final: Tsitsipas vs Djokovic

Stefanos Tsitsipas will face Serbian Novak Djokovic in what will be an all Christian Orthodox affair in the Australian Open…

January 27, 2023

Unorthodox Lessons for the Orthodox Church

  Revisiting Secularisation  In modern Orthodox theology it has rather become a commonplace to talk against secularisation and the secular…

January 8, 2023

Christmas tree lightings bring joy to the Antiochian Greeks of Syria's Valley of the Christians (PHOTOS)

As happens every year, beautiful Christmas trees and decorations have brought joy to the Antiochian Greek Orthodox and Melkite Catholic…

December 24, 2022

AUSTRALIA: Annual Greek - Serbian Cultural Friendship Day returns

After a two -year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Greek - Serbian Cultural Friendship Day returns to Sydney,…

September 5, 2022

13 cloistered Catholic nuns pray for the world from the island of Santorini

A group of Catholic nuns living on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini have devoted their lives to praying for…

July 11, 2022

World leaders condemn US decision to end abortion rights; Orthodox position explained

Political leaders around the world have criticized the US Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark…

June 25, 2022

US Orthodox Bishops issue statement on Abortion, Suicide, Murder, Euthanasia

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, issued a comprehensive statement on June 19, on…

June 22, 2022

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke sends Message for Orthodox Easter

The Hon. Alex Hawke MP, Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs issued a message to all…

April 22, 2022

Christian Orthodox celebrate Xmas at masses in churches across Turkey

The Christian community in Turkey attended masses at churches across the country on Friday and Saturday to celebrate Christmas, highlighting…

December 26, 2021

Pope Francis to Visit Cyprus, Greece, First Weekend of December

"I will be visiting Greece and Cyprus in the first weekend of December," Pope Francis told Argentinian news agency Telam…

October 23, 2021

Ecumenical Patriarch rejects religious fundamentalism and absolute nationalism

"No to religious fundamentalism and absolute nationalism," said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the International Meeting of Religions and Cultures in…

October 7, 2021

Christian Orthodoxy as an expression of the Ecumenical; the Church as a workshop of love

Ioulia Livaditi, spoke with the Rev. Dr. Andreopoulos on how the Orthodox tradition and its ideals of forgiveness and communal…

September 26, 2021

International Religious Freedom Report: Up to 90% of Greeks identify as Christian Orthodox

The 2020 annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom on Greece notes that "the constitution states freedom of religious…

May 13, 2021

That's a wrap: Byzanfest film festival founder Chris Vlahonasios shares 2020 behind the scenes and award winners

Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let…

November 14, 2020

2(ii): Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

Greek director Fanis Topsachalidis has been nominated for Best Director (Short Film) for his film '2(ii)' about how the COVID-19…

November 1, 2020
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