The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) is an interparliamentary body, set up upon the initiative of the Hellenic Parliament.

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (IAO) is an international institution that was founded in 1993. Its registered office is in the Hellenic Parliament, in Athens . The initiative for its creation came from the Hellenic parliament and today; the IAO is comprised of official parliamentary delegations, groups of M.Ps, or individual Members of parliament from 25 parliaments from all over the world. Parliamentary delegations from Member Parliaments of the organisation participate, namely: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Federation of Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia and Ukraine, as well as, groups of Members of Parliaments from: Australia, Asia, Africa and the U.S.A


ORTHPHOTO is a unique project and website which involves both professional photographers and amateurs who want to share their photographs representing the beauty of the Orthodox Christian faith around the world.

ORTHPHOTO contains over 100,000 photographs from 80 countries – from Brazil to China, from Russia to Uganda. The website attracts more than 500 people from over 100 countries each day, and now exists in 11 language versions.

How to participate

Entering the competition is free of charge. Entries must be received between 12th of March and 30st of June 2021.