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Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Israel meet in Jerusalem

“There are countries in our neighborhood that, even in contrast to the interest of their societies, are trying to revive old empires and old perceptions,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after the Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite meeting held in Jerusalem on Sunday. “Literally buried in the sand of the past and they …

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Greek Easter 2020: Holy Fire from the Holy Sepulchre Church (video)

Unprecedented scenes at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday ahead of the Greek Orthodox Easter. The thousands of faithful eagerly waiting for the Holy Fire are not allowed due to coronavirus pandemic. Crowding is not permitted. The magnificent religious event has been cancelled in the …

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East Med: Greece, Cyprus, Israel and US meet to discuss energy, security

The 6th Trilateral Cyprus-Greece-Israel Summit, with the participation of the United States, begins in Jerusalem Wednesday afternoon to advance energy and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and discuss also economy and migration. Attending the summit are Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, host Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin …

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urges US to “preserve the status quo of Jerusalem”

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his support to the preservation of the current status quo in Jerusalem and urged the United States to reverse its decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel. Speaking to the group of visitors at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on Christmas …

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Orthodox Patriarch Theofilos and heads of local churches ask US president to revoke Jerusalem decision

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem, Theophilos, the Patriarchs of other Christian religions as well as heads of local churches have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to revise his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US Embassy from Tel …

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Rare 1,500-year-old inscription mentioning Byzantine emperor Justinian has been discovered

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was found intact. It has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City, on the road leading to Damascus Gate. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone …

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The Miracle of Holy Fire (Holy Light) 2017 – Footage from Jerusalem

The miracle of Jesus Christ Resurrection happened again. The Holy Light or Holy Fire appeared in the the Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem. Orthodox Christians, thousands of pilgrims and locals, rejoice. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy Fire is the most renowned …

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The transfer of Holy Light divides Greece’s coalition government

It was first SYRIZA lawmaker Makis Balaouras, who claimed the Holy Light was a “pagan residue”. A couple of days later, the parliamentary spokeswoman of SYRIZA, Foteini Vaki described the Holy Fire as a “fake miracle.”  The debate about the transfer of the Holy Light from Jerusalem and the official …

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