Bartholomew Opposes Turning St. Sofia Church into Mosque

Areti Kotseli 18/8/2012 The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, said he opposes Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc’s idea to turn the Christian Church of St. Sofia in Trapezounta into a Muslim mosque. The Ecumenical Patriarch visited the church on August 16th and met with the mayor of the city. In front of Turkish reporters, Bartholomew said: ...

Greek-Canadians’ Solemn Assumption Day Commemoration

Areti Kotseli 15/8/2012 Hundreds of Christian Orthodox faithful Greek-Canadians marched to Koimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Park Extension, Montreal, to celebrate the greatest feast of Virgin Mary during the vesper service on August 14, the day before the holiday. His Eminence Ignatios Metropolitan of Arta officiated the service, having accepted an invitation from His Eminence ...

Greek Orthodox Church Stance on the “God Particle”

7/7/2012 Areti Kotseli The Metropolitan of Messinia Chrysostomos expressed his opinion over the discovery of the so-called “God particle” that astonished the whole world during the past days, clearly drawing a line between science and religion. “I consider every comparison between the CERN experiment for the determination of the Higgs boson and the church’s approach in regard ...

Suicide Incident Shocks Monks St. Anthony Monastery in Arizona

Areti Kotseli 16/6/2012 A 27-year-old young monk committed suicide at the at St. Anthony monastery in Arizona, according to a National Herald report. He had been in the community for six years prior to his death. The suicide was made known on Monomakhos by Ashley Nevins the victim’s father. The Orthodox monk’s civilian name was Scott Nevin and ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Wishes For Formation of ‘Viable Government’

By Areti Kotseli 7/5/2012 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew wished Greece to succeed in electing a “viable government” so that the country “comes out of the crisis.” After the Divine Liturgy he held at St. George church close to the Adrianopoles Gate (Edirnekapou) yesterday, he addressed his audience saying, “We wish a viable and stable government be formed (in ...

Polish Orthodox Church to Honor Cypriot Byzantinist Chotzakoglou

By Areti Kotseli 4/5/2012 Byzantinist of the Greek Open University in Athens and member of the administrative board of the “World Forum For Religions and Cultures” of the Holy Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus, Charalampos G. Chotzakoglou, will be honored by the Prince Konstantin Ostrogski Foundation of the Polish Orthodox Church for his scientific work in archaeology ...

Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos to Visit Orthodox Church of Russia

By Areti Kotseli 4/5/2012 Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos will pay a visit to the Church of Russia May 23-30 at the invitation of Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia. Ieronymos, who will be accompanied by members of the Holy Synod and hierarchs, will visit Moscow and Saint Petersburg, where he will jointly officiate over ...

Pilgrimage Rights of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

By Areti Kotseli 16/4/2012 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, known as the Church of the Resurrection, has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century. There are three major rights of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate over the pilgrimage area. The first one is the key of the inside gate of the Church of the Holy ...

Istanbul: Historic Greek Orphanage to Become Environmental Center Under Patriarch Bartholomew I

By Areti Kotseli 10/4/2012 The Büyükada Greek Orphanage of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is set to become an international environmental foundation, according to a recent article of the Turkish newspaper todayszaman.com. A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in June 2010 stated that the Turkish government should re-register the historic Orthodox orphanage on Büyükada to the ...

Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople Honored in Ceremony of the Theology Department at Boston College

Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople

By Areti Kotseli 15/3/2012 The ceremony in memory of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras held annually by the Theology Department at Boston College was attended by the Metropolitan of France, Emmanuel, who held a speech focused on “The Ecumenical Patriarch and the Importance of Discussion”. The ceremony, which took place in the Maliotis Cultural Centre, was opened by ...

Archbishop Anastasios Inaugurates Modern Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Centre in Tirana

The Albanian Orthodox Church By Areti Kotseli 14/3/2012 Archbishop Anastatios inaugurates modern Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Centre in Tirana, Albania. A new, modern-equipped Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Unit was inaugurated in Tirana by the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania Anastasios, in the presence of eminent ophthalmologists from Albania and Greece. The medical centre contains General Opthalmology, Glaucoma, Laser, ...

Orthodox Service Held in the Hungarian City of Kecskemét after 100 Years

By Areti Kotseli 13/3/2012 Last Sunday an Orthodox Episcopal service was held in the historical church of Holy Trinity in the Hungarian city Kecskemét celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Austria- Exarch of Hungary and Middle Europe Arsenios , for the first time in 100 years. Kecskemét is known for its strong Hellenic presence during the ...