Clerics react to allegations by Golden Dawn chief

19/12/13 Three days after video footage emerged of Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos passing judgment on several Greek Orthodox bishops during a meeting with party friends, some of the clerics quoted in the video hit back with remarks against the neo-Nazi party. A statement from the Bishopric of Monemvasia and Sparta said that Bishop Efstathios “steers clear ...

The Golden Dawn nightmare: The Orthodox Church and Greece’s war against neo-Nazism

Demetrios Bathrellos - 8/10/13 Antonis was a fellow student of mine at high school back in 1984. He believed in the superiority of the Greek race and belonged to a strange political organization called Golden Dawn. He and his like-minded friends were not violent, at least not at school, and some were even excellent students. But ...

Orthodox cleric receives threats following Golden Dawn comments

25/10/2012 A Greek orthodox cleric has been receiving threatening phone calls after speaking against the country's increasingly popular neo-fascist party, according to press reports. A verger at the Aghios Dimitrios church in West Macedonia has reported that an unknown person recently called and said “we shall burn that commie.” The church has reportedly received numerous complaints and warnings ...