5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mount Athos

Fani Toli 4/3/2012 An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred on Mount Athos in Chalkidiki at 05.30 on Sunday morning, 30 ​​km west of Mount Athos. It has been confirmed that no damage or injuries had been reported, while Professor of Geology at the University of Athens, Efthymios Lekkas, gave an interview on ‘Vima 99.5′ ...

Mt. Athos Presented At International Tourism Fair in Norway

By Fani Toli 6/3/2012 The Greek Holy Mountain of Athos was presented as a major tourism destination at the International Tourism Fair ‘Reiseliv’ in the city of Lillestrom of Norway, from the 2nd until the 4th of March. The presentation of Mt. Athos was held through the participation of the Municipality of Aristotle and the Mt. Athos Area ...

Austrian Undersecretary For Integration Says “Orthodox Church Promotes Progress in Austria”

By Fani Toli 6/3/2012 During the Assembly of the Episcopes of the Orthodox Church at the Greek Metropolis of Austria, the Austrian Undersecretary For Integration, Sebastian Kurz, stated that the Orthodox Church promotes progress in Austria as well as multiculturalism and cultural diversity. During the Assembly of the Episcopes, Sebastian Kurz emphasized that the Orthodox Church can bring ...

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem to Visit Cyprus

By Fani Toli 1/2/2012 Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem will be paying an official visit to Cyprus, from February 10th to the 13th, at the invitation of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus. According to a notice, the Patriarch of Jerusalem will land in Larnaka Airport on February 10, and later on in the morning the delegation will be officially ...

Hellenism in Vienna Honors the Late Metropolitan Michael of Austria

Fani Toli 23/1/2012 Many Greeks in Central Europe attended the requiem Liturgy being held in honor of the late Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria-Exarch of Hungary and Central Europe Michael at Hagia Triada Church in the Greek historical area in Vienna. Representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate were also present at the requiem Liturgy, as well as representatives of ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Welcomes Decision to Reopen School in Imvros

Fani Toli 20/1/2012 “Divine Providence has a future, and potential and Resurrection for us in store, not the end, and damage and loss”, said Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew from his homeland, Imvros. The Ecumenical Patriarch publicly commented on the news regarding the pending re-opening of a minority primary school in Imvros, closed for almost half a century, after ...

Orthodox Church Supports Hellenism in Hungary

By Fani Toli 20/1/2012 The Greek Ambassador to Hungary, Spyridon Georgiles, emphasized during a discussion held on the occasion of the Blessing of the Waters and the casting of the Holy Cross at the Danube River on the Epiphany, that the Orthodox Church in Hungary always promotes and supports diaspora Hellenism. The ambassador also praised the humanitarian ...

‘Vasilopita’ One of the Most Inspirational Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church

Fani Toli 31/12/2/011 One of the most beautiful and inspirational traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church is the annual family celebration of the Vasilopita. This original event which happened in Cappadocia of Caesarea in the last half of the fourth century, is very much alive in our Orthodox homes each year. The Greek word Vasilopita is directly translated ...

President of Romania Meets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Fani Toli 14/12/2011 On Tuesday, December 13, President of Romania Traian Badescu was received by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Phanar. The Romanian President was welcomed by the Patriarchal court at the entrance of the Patriarchate, headed by Metropolitan Stefanos of Kallipolis and Madytos. Next, the President paid homage to the Patriarchal church of St. George and after ...

13th Biennial Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon in Old Greenwich

Fani Toli 4/12/2011 Under the patronage of Archbishop Demetrios of America, a philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church, the National Philoptochos Society, held its 13th Biennial Children’s Medical Fund Luncheon 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich. More than $205,000 in disbursements were made at the luncheon to hospitals and ...