A series of projects and renovation works are currently underway on Mount Athos in order…
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From midnight tonight, wearing face masks across Greater Sydney NSW will be a compulsory and legal requirement in indoor venues including places of worship such as Greek Orthodox churches; in addition to cinemas, gaming areas, on public transport and for staff at hospitality venues, with failure to do so resulting in a $200 fine starting Monday.
As part of the awareness-raising campaign on the vaccination against the coronavirus, Greek Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias met with Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece on Tuesday.
The Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord begins on December 20. From now on, most of the liturgical hymns in Greek Orthodox Churches worldwide will be concerned with the birth of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
The Feast of the Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary is celebrated on November 21 each year. The Feast commemorates when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple in Jerusalem.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a particularly high number of visitors, and not only Greeks, was…
Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.
Greek director Fanis Topsachalidis has been nominated for Best Director (Short Film) for his film ‘2(ii)’ about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Greek families in drastic ways. 2(ii) is now showing as part of the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival.
If we accept that God is faith and science is knowledge, is there a point where these two converge? National Hellenic Research Foundation’s Greek documentary ‘Science and Orthodoxy Around the World’ is now showing and has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing at the Byzanfest Film Festival 2020.
Letting in the Light is a documentary that follows Sister Thekla, an iconographer who travelled to Wellington from the Congo in Africa, to paint the Pantocrator on the dome of Wellington’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Evangelismos church. Adding the Pantocrator iconography to the dome is a significant milestone in the history of this beautiful church. The film shares the story of how this remarkable work was created and celebrates the Greek Orthodox faith in New Zealand.