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 Greek delegation headed by Alternate Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis will leave at 06:30 on Saturday for Jerusalem to attend the lighting of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre and afterwards bring the Holy Fire to Greece.
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…
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…
The metropolitans of northern Greece on Tuesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to intervene so that Turkey releases the two Greek servicemen it has detained.
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called for "self-restraint and calmness" in dealing with the "crucial and sensitive" issue of FYROM's name, in a press release issued on Friday.
On Tuesday, Pope Francis decided to send Vatican’s most respected sex crimes expert to Chile to investigate the alleged cover up of sex crimes by Bishop Juan Barros, after his recent visit to Chile was less than heartwarming.
Turkish authorities granted the Ecumenical Patriarchate permission to hold a liturgy at the Agios Charalambos Church in the coastal town of Cesme, across from the island of Chios.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Corfu has organised a meeting of the representatives of the Christian doctrines at the Cathedral (Duomo) in Corfu, to take place on Saturday afternoon.
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.