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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…

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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…

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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…

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More than 50 Greek wines poured into China expo

The Shanghai International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits “ProWine China” launched on Tuesday with over 50 Greek wines represented. The Greek pavilion, organised by Enterprise Greece, hosts seven wineries with wines…

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Love the skin he’s in for Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia, a day for pampering the dads and grandfathers in our lives. While this has traditionally signalled a day for giving the gifts of socks, handkerchiefs…

Feast Day of Agios Paisios of Mount Athos 14

Feast Day of Agios Paisios of Mount Athos

Agios Paisios of Mount Athos, born Arsenios Eznepidis, was a well-known Greek Orthodox ascetic from Mount Athos, who originated from Pharasa, Cappadocia. He was respected for his spiritual guidance and ascetic life…

US condemns Turkey for Greek Orthodox Theological school closure 17

US condemns Turkey for Greek Orthodox Theological school closure

The United States ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback on Sunday called Turkey’s closure of the Theological School of Halki unacceptable saying there was no excuse to not reopen it. “We…

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy 19

The Byzantine Antiquity of Mount Athos and Orthodoxy

The most prominent of all Orthodox faith commences at the sacred Monasteries of Agion Oros and where Mount Athos protrudes amongst all with divine glory. It is the sanctuary, with which herritage…