BULGARIAN CHURCH REASSERTS REJECTION OF CRETE COUNCIL

Pravoslavie.ru - November 2016 Meeting last week, the Holy Synod of the Church of Bulgaria came to a conclusion on the Council of Crete and its decisions, maintaining their earlier rejection of it. The patriarch of Bulgaria has informed Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens by letter of the synod's decision, with an official announcement expected soon. The Bulgarian Synod ...

PRIMATE OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: PLAN FOR DE-CHRISTIANIZING EUROPE BEING REALIZED IN BRUSSELS

Pravoslavie.ru - 11/1/16 Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens visited the small border island of St. Eustratius. Addressing the locals, the primate of the Greek Church said: “In Brussels they’re continuing to realize their plan of de-Christianizing Europe. We must stay vigilant,” reports Agionorus.ru. According to the archbishop, “history has shown that when we were united, no one could defeat ...

The Lesbos´Joint Declaration

Rome Reports- 16/4/16 We, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, have met on the Greek island of Lesvos to demonstrate our profound concern for the tragic situation of the numerous refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who have come to Europe fleeing from situations of conflict and, in many cases, ...

RELATIONS BETWEEN PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND CHURCH OF GREECE BECOMING MORE STRAINED

Pravoslavie.ru - 27/2/16 Relations between the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Church of Greece are in a new phase of tension on the threshold of the Pan-Orthodox Council, reports Romfea. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the numerous publications addressing the reason for the absence of the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece at the Assembly of ...

TENSION BETWEEN THE LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES OF GREECE AND CONSTANTINOPLE IS GROWING – EXPERT

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/ - 14/12/ 15 A strain in relations between the Church of Greece and the Patriarchate of Constantinople is growing under the impact of political and other factors, reported an expert in Church circles to RIA-Novosti, commenting on the refusal of Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece to take part in an upcoming meeting in ...

Archbishop Ieronymos Urges SYRIZA Leader to Vote in Greek Presidential Ballot

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 Philip Chrysopoulos - 24/12/14 According to Greek media, Archbishop Ieronymos allegedly urged SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras to vote for a new President in Parliament. Tsipras visited the Dimitrios Center for Creative Activities of the Christian “Mission” where he had a 20-minute meeting with the Archbishop. Ieronymos told him that he supports consensus and understanding between political forces. During ...

Catholicos Aram I Meets with Archbishop & Prime Minister of Greece

September 2014 On the day of his arrival, His Holiness Aram I, his entourage, the Prelate Archbishop Khoren Toghtramadjian, as well as representatives of the Armenian community, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens  &  All Greece and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. The Catholicos Aram I thanked the Prime Minister for supporting the Armenian cause. He said that the ...

His Holiness Aram I Welcomed in Athens

September 2014 Athens: Upon his arrival at the Athens Airport, Catholicos Aram I was met by the representative of the Head of the Church of Greece, the Armenian Prelate Archbishop Khoren Toghtakadjian, the representative of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ambassadors of Armenia and Lebanon to Greece, as well as representatives of the Armenian ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Visits Athens and Cappadocia

June 2014 His All-Holiness in Athens On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, His All-Holiness traveled to Greece, where he attended and offered the keynote address at an academic conference held at the historic Herod Atticus Amphitheater at the foot of the Acropolis in Athens. The Ecumenical Patriarch was invited to officially open the environmental conference organized by the ...

Samaras Announces Aid Programme at Church Event

Sotiria Nikolouli - May 2014 Speaking at the event entitled “Solidarity, the social work of the Church and the social dimension of EU policies,” the prime minister underlined that the goal is to improve the people’s lives and not faceless numbers or indices. He also referred to the economic reform effort aimed at preventing a similar ...

The Philanthropic Work of the Church of Greece in 2012

By John Sanidopoulos - 6/5/13 On Tuesday, 4 June 2013, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece gathered in its second meeting for the month of June under the presidency of Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece. Among the reports discussed was the philanthropic work of the Church in 2012. The Synodal Commission for Social ...

Patriarch of Moscow Kirill Visits Athens

Maria Korologou - 3/6/13 “We are always by your side, I think of Greek people every day,” said Kirill I of Moscow, who is paying an official visit to Greece. His visit is of significant religious and political importance. It is the first time after 21 years that the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has made an ...

His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece Receives Honorary Doctorate from Holy Cross School of Theology

20/5/13 Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conferred today an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, to His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece, during its 71st graduation ceremony. Archbishop Demetrios of America conferred the honorary title to the Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece following the citation by ...

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens thanks the Russian Orthodox Church for her aid to the Greek Orthodox Church

27/11/2012 His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, has sent to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Russia a letter expressing gratitude for the financial assistance given by the Russian Orthodox Church for the implementation of the Greek Church’s charity projects. ‘In your person we once again thank the pious clergy and people of ...

Papandreou Wants Church to Pay More

Andy Dabilis 8/10/2011 ATHENS – Stung by criticism it is exempt from a new property tax being imposed on Greek citizens and has largely escaped the austerity measures imposed on the people, the Greek Orthodox Church is reportedly considering ways to help – but apparently only because Prime Minister George Papandreou is set to put the squeeze ...

Orthodox Church in talks to help Greece through Crisis

By Agence France-Presse 6/7/2011 Greece's Orthodox Church is in talks with the government about releasing some of its wealth to help the country through its massive debt crisis, the government and church officials said Wednesday. The Church was ready to contribute to help the country, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said after a meeting with the head of the ...

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH TO GIVE UP ASSETS TO STAVE OFF CRISIS

6/7/2011 (AGI)Athens-The Greek Orthodox Church is willing to give up part of its vast wealth to help the country fight the economic crisis. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced as much at the end of a meeting with Archbishop Ieronymos II, the country's highest spiritual authority. The Archbishop claims to be "very optimistic regarding the potential ...