NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

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 has taken advantage of a quirk in the Greek justice system which enables people jailed for minor offenses to walk free by paying off a fine. The rule only...

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

$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 Mary was stolen from a church on the Mornington Peninsula. Police say burglars walked into Red Hill’s Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani...

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5,000 People Celebrate St. Panteleimon’s Feast on a Small Greek Island

5,000 People Celebrate St. Panteleimon’s Feast on a Small Greek Island

Editor’s note: Here is another report and some photographs from our correspondent in Elounda, a small village on the island of Crete. Kalimera and Chrona polla on this Feast Day of the Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon.Our church of Saint Panteleimon is on the island of Spinalonga, in the bay...

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Celebrating St. Focas on a Tiny Greek Island

Celebrating St. Focas on a Tiny Greek Island

The following report and photographs were sent to us by a Facebook fan, an English woman who has converted to Orthodoxy and lives on the island of Crete. On the recent feast day of Saint Focas, I took some photos of our special celebrations here. Our church dedicated to Saint...

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Two Modern Artists with Orthodox Christian Themes

Two Modern Artists with Orthodox Christian Themes

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. This week, we are finishing our two-part series on Orthodox artists, past and present, whose work combines creativity with themes from their Orthodox Christian faith. Last week, we...

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Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Orthodox News: From Meriam in Sudan to a Rapping Russian Priest

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. Segment 1: News from Around the Globe Meriam Ibrahim Freed, Then Detained Leaving Country In News from around the Globe this week, our top story...

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Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

In countries where there is no state religion, one sometimes hears the argument that a state religion makes people less religious, not more. The results of a new survey can raise some questions about that assumption. Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union PRAVMIR. June 20,...

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Monasticism in the Life of the Church

Monasticism in the Life of the Church

In this episode of Our Life in Christ and in America, Bill Hinkle interviews Fr. Peter Heers, an American priest serving as the rector of St. Elias the Prophet Orthodox Church in Thessaloniki, Greece. Fr. Heers shares his perspectives on his ministry there, as well as the importance of monasticism...

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