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Minor quakes jolt Mount Athos

Two quakes jolt Mount Athos (VIDEO)

Two earthquakes were recorded on Sunday in the area of Mount Athos, in northern Greece. A 5.2 Richter quake was recorded at 01:50am with no damages reported. Video captured at Axion Estin…

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What is the significance of the Cross for Orthodox Christians?

During Sunday’s Orthodox Cafe, held weekly at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Stylianos in Gymea, Dr Philip Kariatlis opened an inspiring discussion about what the Holy Cross means for Orthodox Christians.

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Russian Prime Minister to visit Holy Mountain in Greece

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will on Thursday visit the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece, eKathimerini reported. According to sources, Mishustin will stay at the Panteleimon monastery, where most…

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Mount Athos reopens its gates to pilgrims and employees

Mount Athos opened its gates on Monday for the first time after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, to both pilgrims and employees, following special permits. Visitors numbers, however, will be limited…


History of Greece’s famous Komboloi

The Komboloi is known to be a favourite pastime for many Greeks and used as a way to relax their mind and soul. Yet the history of the Komboloi and its origins date…

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Mount Athos extends coronavirus shutdown

Mount Athos has extended its ban for visitors and pilgrims to May 17, as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus. According to the decision of the administration of Mount…

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More monks from Mount Athos test positive for coronavirus

Three more monks of Xenophontos Monastery on Mount Athos, have tested positive for coronavirus. “They are being treated at the Hippocrates Hospital of Thessaloniki and will be transferred immediately to AHEPA,” Konstantinos…

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First case of coronavirus at Mount Athos

The first case of coronavirus has been reported on Mount Athos. According to reports, the monk who is infected with the novel coronavirus, is being treated at the AHEPA University General Hospital…

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Holy Mountain shuts down

Following the recent instructions by the Greek Orthodox Patriach Bartholomew for the temporary suspension of churches services till the end of March, it was suddenly announced on Thursday that the monastic community…

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New Bishop to be ordained on Christmas Day

The Greek Orthodox population of Australia began a new chapter with the passing of their beloved Primate Archbishop Stylianos in March this year, and the arrival of their new spiritual leader, Archbishop…

Feast Day of Elder Porphyrios, a Modern Day Saint 9

Feast Day of Elder Porphyrios, a Modern Day Saint

  On November 27, 2013, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople canonized Elder Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia and his Feast Day is commemorated on December 2. Elder Porphyrios was born…