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Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens 1

Explosive device detonates outside church in Athens

A homemade explosive device has detonated outside a church in Athens on Thursday morning, wounding a police officer and a civilian. The blast occurred outside the Saint Dionysios church around 7am, before…

Feast day of Agios Stefanos 3

Feast day of Agios Stefanos

On December 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Stefanos. Saint Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles ordained to serve the Church in Jerusalem. Being…

December 12, Feast Day of Agios Spyridon 5

December 12, Feast Day of Agios Spyridon

On December 12 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Spyridon. Of Cypriot origin, Agios Spyridon is a very important Saint in the Greek Orthodox faith and is especially…

Feast Day of the Presentation of the Theotokos 7

Feast Day of the Presentation of the Theotokos

In the Greek Orthodox Church, the Presentation of the Theotokos is celebrated on November the 21st. According to Church Tradition Panagia’s parents, Joachim and Anna took her to the Temple in Jerusalem…

Priests should keep their state jobs says Greek Church 10

Priests should keep their state jobs says Greek Church

Greece’s Orthodox Church says it wants priests to remain civil servants, rejecting part of a recent government offer to switch a payroll system for clergymen. The church on Friday announced it had…

Feast day of Philip the Apostle 12

Feast day of Philip the Apostle

Apostle Philip is one of the Twelve Apostles, he was from Bethsaida of Galilee and was a compatriot of Andrew and Peter. He was instructed in the teachings of the Law and devoted…

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios 14

November 9, Feast Day of Agios Nektarios

Agios Nektarios of Aegina is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints. He was born on October 1st, 1846 in Silyvria, in Smyrni. At Holy Baptism he was given…

Panagia Plataniotissa

Miraculous church of Panagia Plataniotissa in Kalavryta

At the village of Plataniotissa, 30km northwest of Kalavryta, at a beautiful green location, is one of the holiest and most unique pilgrimages of Greece, Panagia Plataniotissa (All Holy Virgin of the…

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 21

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is a blessed day and celebration of the tremendous power of the Cross of our Lord and is celebrated each…

August 30, Feast Day of Agios Alexandros 23

August 30, Feast Day of Agios Alexandros

Patriarch of Constantinople and known for his virtue, Agios Alexandros’ memory is celebrated on August 30th in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today is also the name day of Alexandros and Alexandra. Alexandros…

Greek Orthodox church in Lindos bans foreign weddings after lewd act 24

Greek Orthodox church in Lindos bans foreign weddings after lewd act

The famous Agios Pavlos (St Paul’s) church on Lindos, Rhodes has reportedly banned foreigners from getting married there, after a photo of a British couple simulating a sex act went viral. Newlyweds Carly and Matthew Lunn stunted…

Arsonists attack church site in Athens 28

Arsonists attack church site in Athens

Greece has been experiencing a string of attacks on religious grounds and sites, some attributed to anarchist groups others to foreign third parties, with the latest incident being the arson attack on the…

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