Greek Orthodox Church
The law was adamantly opposed by the Greek Orthodox Church.
There’s no awkward hemming and hawing over who’s going to drive home, and there’s no need to hire a Lyft, cab, or Uber, either
My whole life I’ve wanted a Godchild but no one would let me baptize their kid. However all that changed when one of my best
A study of 13 European countries found that supporters of populist radical right parties were relatively non-religious. With the exception of Poland, higher levels of Christian religiosity were weakly or negatively associated with voting for the populist radical right.
We became instant friends because we had so much in common: we both love God and Jesus Christ, work in film and television, he's also an author, love music -- he performs and I listen, and we both recently converted to Christian Orthodoxy and love Church.
I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly.
Perhaps most of all, the church fears the splintering of Greek society amid increasingly harsh rhetoric. Given Greece's history
All in all, a fascinating time in magnificent scenery amid spectacular architecture, even if the faith thing doesn't really work for me.
Megisti Lavra perches majestically atop a cliff 520 feet above the crashing foam and rocks, more like a small walled town. On the outside, you have the regulation square tower and the jutting painted wooden balconies. Within, there are a whole series of buildings.
Overwhelmed by the savagely wild beauty of its forested mountains, precipitously rugged cliffs and plunging emerald valleys, she asked her son, who just happened to be God, to make it her garden which, true to filial piety, he did.
Just before midnight on Easter Saturday, Nafplio's main square fills with people. The bishop gives a blessing and declares that Christ is risen. Then the candlelight (which came to Nafplio from Jerusalem via Athens, as it does each Easter) is brought out and sparks a sea of flickering flames, as it spreads from candle to candle.
In the Greek Orthodox tradition, the events of Good Friday begin late Thursday night, and proceed step by step with elaborate
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated that Athenagoras leads the archdiocese of South America. He leads
Our Easter special for public television is in the can. We finished shooting on Eastern Orthodox Easter -- which was this past Sunday -- in Nafplio, Greece. A fun part of my work is to give another culture meaning so it becomes less foreign to an American visitor.
Based on themes inspired by the Greek Orthodox faith and the paintings of Old Masters, Morphesis' works of the past four decades communicate the artist's ideas about both human vulnerability and transcendence.