Lanthimos Film “The Favourite” Nominated for 12 BAFTA Awards

The 2019 BAFTA nominations were announced on Wednesday. Greek director, producer and screenwriter Yorgos Lanthimos' period film "The Favourite" is contending for awards in...

Hagia Sophia Dancer Causes Outrage in Turkey (video)

A video of a ballerina doing a split inside Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia Museum on Saturday has caused widespread outrage in nationalist and Islamist...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...

Forgotten Egyptian Wax Tablet Displayed for First Time in 40 Years

A forgotten wax tablet dating back to the second century A.D. will be on display for the first time in 40 years as part...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree...

Turkish Mayor Refers to Himself as “the Mayor of Adrianoupolis”

The Mayor of Edirne, Turkey, Recep Gürkan, has come under attack on social media for welcoming tourists to his province with multilingual posters put...

Papadopoulos Publishing Launches UK Children’s Book Imprint

After more than 70 years of publishing books in Greece, the Greek publishing house Papadopoulos Publishing is launching an imprint this February in the U.K. called...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...

90 Kilos of Cocaine Destined for Thessaloniki Seized on Malta

Customs officers on the island of Malta seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of cocaine having a street value of almost €10 million on Boxing Day,...

Greek Narrator Brings Folk Tales to Life in Stockholm

Anna Izountouemoi is a 25-year-old Greek psychologist who was born and raised in Athens by a Ugandan mother and a Nigerian father. She currently...