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Crete: Drunken priest punches police officer, bites another

A drunk priest on the island of Crete punched one police officer and bit another after he was stopped for driving down a local road the wrong way. The priest was found on Sunday night to drive a lane in Herakleio’s main avenue the opposite way. He was driving under …

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Tsamiko: A dance for the brave even if they’re priests (video)

The town of Nemea in North Peloponnese organized an event for Voluntary Blood Donation. The event was a success, the organizers were happy and the blood donors pleased to have done a good deed. Nurses, doctors, syringes and cotton pads were soon replaced with music instruments, while  local singer, Filio …

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Peculiar practices: Priest claims to heal pain with miracle pestle!

We have heard of Saint’s holy relics and of icons that work wonders and heal the sick faithful. But a miracle pestle? Apparently yes. A priest in Kyllini, South Peloponnese, claimed he could heal people suffering from health problems with a brass pestle that would make the impossible come true. …

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How to make an amazing Greek Orthodox Palm Cross VIDEO

Have you ever seen the Palm Sunday Cross? Have you ever wondered how a palm cross is made, how the palm leaves are folded?  The video below shows a specific type of Palm Cross. Papa Giorgis from Zaro, in South Crete, show show easy it is to make this specific …

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Patras: Priest arrested for shooting and killing two dogs

Police arrested a priest for having shot two dogs. The arrest followed denouncement and official complaint by local animal welfare organizations. The 65-year old priest shot the two dogs in front of children. According to the complaint, the priest shot at the dogs who had entered his home yard. He …

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Priest refuses to baptize girl, 3, after she says “No”

A Greek Orthodox priest refused to baptize a 3-year-old girl after he asked her three times for her consent and she replied three times with “No”.  The obviously nervous priest took off his stole and refused to proceed with the holy baptizing procedure. He left despite the strong opposition by …

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Greek-Orthodox Priest Tortured and Killed in Damascus

 Bloodshed in Syria expands to what it seems also a religious conflict. A Greek-Orthodox Priest was killed in capital Damascus after being kidnapped. According to Greek media, the priest was mediator in a kidnap case of other community members. Below is the report posted by English speaking websites. Syria: Orthodox Christian …

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THE Epiphany-Video:Waves Overturn Boat with Priest

The Epiphany tradition wants Greek Orthodox priests to throw the Cross into the water and Greek Orthodox believers to jump into the cold water and catch the Cross. However this tradition had almost a fatal effect to one priest and six ambitious young divers due the rough weather in Scala …

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Priest doesn’t give Communion to Seniors with Dentures

Incredible but true. A priest in a village near Patras in Western Greece refused to give the Holy Communication to seniors with dentures. During the celebration of Virgin Mary, worshipers waiting to receive the Communion, could not believe their ears when the priest grabbed the microphone and announced: Seniors wearing dentures …

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