Boats circle a straw figure of the Biblical traitor before setting it alight. The tradition dates back several centuries but in some places has only been brought back in the last few decades.
The long-running international campaign to re-open a theological school in Turkey is set for a major boost this week.
Orthodox Christians have begun celebrations to mark Christmas with special midnight masses across the country. President Vladimir Putin joined them for mass in St Petersburg.
Istanbul's Ecumenical Patriarch signed a degree to grant independence to the Orthodox church of Ukraine.
The Russian Orthodox Church has portrayed it as the biggest split in Christianity for 1,000 years.
A painting of Jesus Christ’s face has been discovered at a Byzantine church in Israel’s Negev desert.
Greece and its Orthodox Church have tentatively agreed on Tuesday to remove some 10,000 clergy from the state payroll, according to Reuters.This landmark deal could clearly define the distinction between church and state in Greece
The Russian Orthodox Church has downgraded "diplomatic relations" with Istanbul-based Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.
Residents of the Greek seaside town of Galaxidi have taken part in the town's annual 'flour battle'. Residents pelt each other with bags of dyed flour on the main street down to Galaxidi's old harbour.
Russia's president stripped off to his swimming trunks to observe an Orthodox Christian ritual
From St. Petersburg to Bethlehem and beyond, presidents joined worshippers to usher in Christmas Day
Orthodox Christians in Bosnia have been preparing for Epiphany and Christmas by following traditions and having a pre-festive feast
Patriarch Kirill visits Romania
Orthodox leaders glorify Nicholas II as a saint and say his private life is off-limits.
Alexei Uchitel's "Matilda" tells the story of the late-19th century romance between Nicholas II, before he became tsar, and half-Polish dancer Matilda Kshesinskaya.
Thousands of people from all over Russia have gathered at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral to visit the relics of St.
"I'm content. I won't play Pokemon, it's already out of fashion," said Sokolovsky after the sentencing.
Pope Francis has led the world’s Roman Catholics into Easter, urging the faithful not to ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people.
Worshippers gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to mark Palm Sunday, waving palm branches during the procession next to the newly restored Tomb of…