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Living Traditions

Nativity Fast: Pettuli – Greek

From the region of Taranto, Greece, these golden fried pieces of dough are traditionally eaten during the fasting-Christmas period. The folklore is they…

Dec 03, 2014
Living Traditions

December 4: Saint Barbara’s Feast – Greek

Celebrated on December 4th, Saint Barbara is the patron saint of artillerymen, firemen, and those engaged in hazardous occupations. According to Greek…

Dec 02, 2014
Orthodox News

The Economist: Church and State in Greece

The relationship of Church and State is a perennial issue in Orthodox circles, especially given the exceptionally close and occasionally complicated ties…

Nov 25, 2014
Orthodox News

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God,…

Nov 05, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited…

Sep 24, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Church of Greece Revenues Drop

By Nikoleta Kalmouki During the last five years, Church of Greece revenues have decreased by 70%. Βelievers offer fewer donations, while the number of…

Sep 17, 2014
Orthodox News

Armenian Weekly: Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

The Hellenic Parliament adopted a bill (54 to 42, three abstentions) on Sept. 9 criminalizing the denial of genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

By Elizabeth Warkentin Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance clubs…

Aug 28, 2014
Orthodox News

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos…

Aug 09, 2014
Orthodox News

$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

By Patrick Hatch for The Age Members of the Greek Orthodox community are in shock after more than $100,000 worth of jewellery left as gifts to the Virgin…

Jul 30, 2014
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