US Senator Ben Cardin’s Statement on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Christian Churches

Great & Holy Council - Kolymvari, Crete, Greece- 21/6/16 U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the Holy and Great Council to be held in Greece. "This weekend, I join Orthodox Christians in recognizing the beginning of the historic Holy and Great Council on ...

Panepirotic Federation Condemns Brutal Attack Against Greek Orthodox Christians in Albania

Anastasios Papapostolou - 31/8/13 The Panepirotic Federation of America (POA) strongly condemns the brutal attack on a Greek Orthodox church in the city of Premet in southern Albania on August 16 by hired government thugs who smashed icons and crosses and beat up worshippers trying to defend the only Christian house of worship in the city. ...

Israeli businessman convicted of “sordid” land fraud

15/9/2012 The District Court in East Jerusalem has convicted an Israeli businessman of fraud. Benno Zussman was found guilty of fabricating documents relating to land owned by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem. The court's proceedings revealed that Zussman had deceived the Patriarchate as he forged contracts signed with the Jewish National Fund for the sale and ...

Muslims in Turkey demand conversion of renowned Christian church site to a mosque

The Hagia Sophia, or Aya Sofya is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the.. (eleephotography via Flickr)

By: Nicola Menzie Christian Post 14/6/2012 Thousands of Muslims in Turkey, preparing to celebrate the Ottoman conquest of the country 500 years ago, are demanding that authorities allow them to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, despite laws forbidding worship at what was once the world's most renowned Christian church. Instanbul's Hagia Sophia, which means "Holy Wisdom" ...

Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Members of the Holy Cross-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral gather in Harpersville at Camp Vakakes for their Pascha, or Easter, service. (Contributed)

By NICOLE LOGGINS / Staff Writer 30/3/2012 HARPERSVILLE — “Christos Anesti” or “Christ is risen” is a traditional greeting among Greek Orthodox Christians during their Pascha, or Easter service. “One person says ‘Christos Anesti!’ or ‘Christ is risen!’ and the person with the other egg responds with ‘Alithos Anesti!’ or ‘Truly he is risen!,’” said Father Paul Costopoulos. Unlike ...

Bethlehem: Greek Orthodox Christians Mark Christmas

In contrast to other years, few people gathered today at the Church of the Nativity to mark the Greek Orthodox Christams on Tuesday. The Bethlehem City municipality cancled all celebrations for Christmas this year, and only kept the religious events on the schedule.It was a somber gathering of the top Orthodox Christian religious figures ...