The History of Panagia Soumela Holy Icon

Margarita Papantoniou - 12/8/13 According to the tradition of the Orthodox Church, the miraculous icon of Panagia Soumela that is located in the homonymous Holy Church in Vermio, northern Greece, is a work of the Apostle and Evangelist Luke. Etymologically, the name of the icon and the monastery derives from the name of the mountain, where it is ...

Venizelos Met With Greek Patriarch of Alexandria

Margarita Papantoniou - 7/10/13 The Vice President of the Greek government and Foreign Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, sent a message of concern, friendship and sympathy to the people of Egypt right after his meeting with the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II, at the Foreign Ministry. “Greece is connected to Africa with a strong historical and cultural ...

Mt. Athos Leaders Talk Taxes With Samaras

Margarita Papantoniou - 18/4/13 The administration of the Holy Mount met Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in the Maximos Mansion on April 17 to go over financial matters and taxes concerning the famed Mt. Athos. According to the statement of the Deputy Foreign Minister Constantine Tsiaras who attended the meeting, the dominant theme was the 100-years celebration of the ...

Avramopoulos on Hagia Sophia’s Renovation

Margarita Papantoniou - 23/3/13 “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring both the developments concerning Hagia Sophia of Istanbul and the reversal of the Turkish Government’s politics against Christian monuments in its dominion,” reported the Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos in a document forwarded to the Parliament. He pointed out that “Greece and the rest of the Christian world ...