Abbot Ephraim calling upon Orthodox Christians to unite in the struggle against abortion

Abbot Ephraim calling upon Orthodox Christians to unite in the struggle against abortion

Pravoslavie.ru - 18/8/14 Orthodox Christians should more actively strive for a ban on abortions, believes Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim, reports Interfax-Religion. “It is unacceptable that such terrible crimes as abortions are committed in Orthodox countries, moreover, in such large quantities! This phenomenon must make us think seriously about it; I would ...

Court fines journalist who slandered Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi

January 2014 On January 10, the Romphea Greek Church agency reported the judicial decision of the first instance court of the city of Athens on the journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, who was the first to begin the media campaign against elder Ephraim and the Vatopedi Monastery. The court has pronounced that the publications of Vaxevanis on the internet ...

Abbot Ephraim to be released on bail

30/3/2012 Moscow Times The abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos in Greece will be released on a 300.000-euro bail after a 3-month imprisonment, local media quoted an Athens court spokesperson as saying on Thursday. Abbot Ephraim is accused of arranging land swaps between the Vatopedi Monastery and the state which are thought to have cost the ...

Belarus’ top Orthodox Christian cleric urges Greek authorities to release monastery abbot

12/1/2012 Patriarchal Exarch Filaret, head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus, has appealed to the Greek authorities to release the abbot of the prestigious Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos. Abbot Ephraim, 56, who is accused of arranging land swaps between Vatopedi and the state which are thought to have cost the Greek government millions of ...

Εcumenical Patriarchate Denounces Russian Interference in the Ephraim Case

By Stella Tsolakidou 11/1/2012 Τhe Ecumenical Patriarchate denounced the interference of the Russian Orthodox Church in the case of Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi, after the Holy Synod concluded on Tuesday. In its official announcement, the Patriarchate points out that Mount Athos lies within the jurisdiction and borders of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and though it may include Orthodox ...

Putin and Russia church lobby Greeks to “reconsider” Ephraim imprisonment

International News Desk 1/1/2012 Abbot Ephraim the head of the world famous Vatopaidi Monastery on Mount Athos Greece, is still in an Athens jail, despite floods of protests from all over the world, with the Russian Government and Russian Orthodox Church leading the campaign to free the holy man. Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin, a ...

Greek government faces international criticism for jail threat to cleric

International News Desk 24/12/2011 The Greek courts have ruled that a respected Orthodox Christian monk will be imprisoned over Christmas over a land dispute in northern Greece. Abbot Ephraim who leads the largest monastic order in the Orthodox Christian world, has strong links to the royal family in the United Kingdom, among others, and his supporters ...