Mt. Athos Extends Shutdown to Visitors to May 17

ATHENS – The monastic community of Mount Athos on Thursday announced it will extend its ban on visitors or pilgrims to May 17, as part of measures against the coronavirus pandemic.

Teachers, students and staff at the Athonias Ecclesiastical Academy, located at Karyes, Mt. Athos, are exempt from the ban. The school has a Greek secondary school curriculum combined with ecclesiastical teachings.

Mt. Athos comprises several monasteries and hermitages, some of the oldest in the country, occupying the easternmost section of the Chalkidiki peninsula in northern Greece. It first banned visitors due to the pandemic on March 19.


BOSTON – His Eminence Panteleimon Metropolitan of Maronia and Komotini, one of the younger hierarchs of the Church of Greece, tends to his frontier Metropolis with pastoral sensitivity and skill.

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Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience Opens at Consulate in NYC

NEW YORK – Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America hosted the opening reception of the moving exhibition Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience on November 29 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York.

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Film Society USA presents Maria by Callas, the acclaimed documentary that tells the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer.

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