US Influence on the Church of Greece Increasing

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Sophia Iliadi - OCP News Service - 10/8/19 The position of the Greek Orthodox Church is changing rapidly. After the new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected, all proposals on lifting the state support were revoked. On July 16, Mitsotakis and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens met to discuss a new era in the Church-State relations. However, ...

IOCC’s Give for Greece Focuses on Economic Development, Jobs Training

Since 2015, more than 80 associations and microbusinesses (over 3,000 families) have participated in Give for Greece and received equipment and training. Photo: IOCC / Konstantinos Tsakalidis.

IOCC - 18/7/19 In the Sixth Year, International Orthodox Christian Charities’ Give for Greece Focuses on Economic Development, Jobs Training. Humanitarian Agency Expands Programs Aimed at Boosting Economic Opportunity Baltimore, Md. (July 16, 2019) – With an eye to expanding its successful initiatives of recent years, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has renewed its far-reaching Give for Greece program, including ...

Council of Hierarchy of the Church of Greece and the Ukrainian Orthodox Schism

Jelena Rakocevic - Specialist in Eastern Orthodox Affairs - OCP News Service- 23/6/19 The Phanar masterminded the conflict in the newly-established Autocephalous Church of Ukraine. The US Department of State and the incumbent Government of Greece have pressured the Greek Church to 'speed up' the recognition of the new Metropolitan of Kyiv. Greek analyst Michalis Papadopoulos states that an ...

The Autocephalous Churches and the Institution of the ‘Pentarchy’

parembasis.gr - Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios - 19/6/19 Translation of the article in Greek Οἱ Αὐτοκέφαλες Ἐκκλησίες καί ὁ θεσμός τῆς «Πενταρχίας» The article in pdf format Much has been written recently as a result of the Ukrainian issue, both positively and negatively, from whichever side one looks at it. In particular, there has been very ...

‘Great Lent is a Great Time to Re-connect with Creation’ – John McKinney

John McKinney - OCP News Service - 17/4/19 On Earth, as it is in Heaven: For the Orthodox Christian, every day is Earth Day. And Great Lent is a great time to re-connect with creation. During our Lenten journey, we’ve been doing—or at least trying to do with God’s help—a bit of restoration work: on ourselves, and ...

Order of Saint Sava to Greek Ambassador Elias Eliadis

Church of Serbia - 9/4/19 His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, awarded His Excellency Mr. Elias Eliadis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece to Belgrade, with the Order of Saint Sava. The ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate on 1 April 2019 was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops: Their Graces Bishops Irinej of Backa, ...

A Practical & Concrete Way to Serve – IOCC

IOCC - 9/4/19 You offer the teachings of your God-given book, O wise John, most blessed, ... for it is a ladder from the earth unto Heaven that confers glory on the souls that ascend it.—Kontakion of the Feast Growing up, I was involved in every aspect of Church life—youth groups, choir, oratorical contests—but it wasn’t until I ...

Life of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki the Myrrh-Gusher

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Church of Serbia - 13/11/18 Saint Demetrios suffered in Thessalonica during the reign of Galerius Maximian (c. 306). He belonged to one of the most distinguished families of the province of Macedonia and was widely admired not only because of his noble ancestry and grace of bearing, but also for virtue, wisdom and goodness of heart ...

Requesting Prayers and Support for Greece

OCP News Service - Dept. of Charity and Welfare (OCP Society) - 25/7/18 Dear Beloved Tragedy has struck Greece in the form of wild fire. Many are dead several are missing. Families are suffering. We request your kind prayers and support for Greece. Please keep victims in your kind prayers. May God have great Mercy!!! Your Support Matters!!! Kindly ...

ORTHODOX HIERARCHS OFFER CONDOLENCES FOR DEADLY WILDFIRES IN GREECE

Orthochristian.com - 25/7/18 At least 80 have died and at least another 180 have been injured by the wildfires raging in Greece for several days already, making it the deadliest fire on record in Greece. Scores more have fled, and many are desperately searching for their loved ones. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of ...

Visit of the Delegation from the Church of Greece to the Syriac Orthodox Church– Atchaneh

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 7/7/18 On July 4th 2018, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received an official delegation from the Church of Greece at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Lebanon. The delegation included His Grace Bishop Ioannis of Thermopilo, titular Metropolitan of the Church of Greece and Abbot of the Monastery of the Assumption of ...

HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM THEOPHILOS VISITS THE ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem  - 17/6/18 On Thursday afternoon, June 1/14, 2018, while in Athens, His Beatitude our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos, paid the regular visit to His Beatitude the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens, who celebrates His Name Day the following day. His Beatitude was received at the Archdiocese Headquarters by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos ...

‘SYNODALITY, DEMOCRACY AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA’ – FR. DR. K. M. GEORGE (KONDOTHRA)

Pan Orthodox Cemes - 5/6/18 Your Eminences, Fathers, Professors, Sisters and Brothers, I bring cordial greetings to you with full awareness of more than two millennia of intellectual spiritual and commercial exchanges between Greece and my country. As I put the words, “Synod” and “Democracy” in the title of my brief presentation, I know that these words ...

IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge for Greece

IOCC - 1/5/18 IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece Donors give over $1.2 million, exceeding $1 million Jaharis Family Foundation Inc. challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization Baltimore, Md. (May 1, 2018) – From October 2017 through February 2018, IOCC supporters gave more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family ...

DOXOLOGY FOR MARCH 25TH 1821 AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 29/3/18  At noon of the 5th Sunday of Lent, March 12/25, 2018, there was a Doxology at the Catholicon of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre as thanksgiving to God for our nation’s liberation from the Turkish occupation in 1821, and as an intercession for the repose of the souls of our Fathers ...

75th Anniversary of Archbishop Damaskinos Holocaust Letter of Protest Presentation at Iowa State Capitol

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago - 24/3/18 HISTORIC LETTER STANDS OUT IN WORLD HISTORY AS THE ONLY FORMAL PROTEST BY A WORLDWIDE LEADER AGAINST THE HOLOCAUST DURING WORLD WAR II DES MOINES, IA: On March 23, 2018, the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, St George Greek Orthodox Parish of Des Moines, ...

THE FEAST OF THE ADORATION OF THE SACRED CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE AND THE FEAST OF ST. PORPHYRIOS OF GAZA

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/3/18 On the third Sunday of Lent, the Sunday of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, on February 26/ March 11, 2018, the Patriarchate celebrated the Feast of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross, so that by Its power we may continue the Lenten period until we come to celebrate the ...

Painting the Face of the Theotokos in Los Angeles with George Kordis

Church of Serbia - 20/3/18 All those who participated in this year’s memorable iconography workshop, organized by Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese from March 12 to 15, were deeply moved by the experience. Ten students from USA and Canada—beginners and experienced alike—had a rare opportunity to explore the meaning and purpose of the icon with one ...

TERRORIST ATTACK COMMITTED AT METROPOLIS HEADQUARTERS IN THESSALONIKI

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Orthochristian.com - 11/3/18 A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters ...

Message from the Economic & Refugee Crisis Conference

Prof. Petros Vassiliadis - OCP News Service - 27/2/18 The conference on “The Economic and Refugee Crisis: Political, Religious and Spiritual Dimensions,” organized by SALLUX and CEMES and held in Thessaloniki 20-23 February 2018, to celebrate the second anniversary of the ecumenical initiative of H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His H. Pope Francis and the Archbishop ...

Komposkoini – An Orthodox Vlogger

Stelios Anastasiou - 16/2/18 Abroad, especially in the U.S.A. Christian content vlogs are very popular and have tens of thousands of followers and millions of views. The Greek komposkoini is such a different vlogger. His videos show pilgrimages on the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, Byzantine churches and other Orthodox worship places throughout Greece, using modern ...