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Thousands of Eastern Orthodox pilgrims attend holy fire ceremony

Thousands of Christians gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

The tradition of the Epitaphios procession

In Greece, and in the Greek Orthodox world in general, Easter holds great importance. Customs and practices are more closely linked with the religious aspect of the holiday, compared to Christmas, and are usually observed even by the less…

Easter: the biggest religious holiday in Greece

Greece plays host to religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and centuries-old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. The faithful Christians all over Greece follow the Holy Week ritual…

Pope Francis shocks Chileans as Peru awaits him

The papal visit in Chile can only be described as interesting. From the first day, Pope Francis sought to put the priest sex scandal behind him and boost the Catholic Church’s profile, as Chileans are starting to lose faith.