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Welcomed Like Superstar’: Putin Most Popular Politician in Greece’s Athos

May 30, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 29/5/16 Nowhere in Greece do people love Russia and its President Vladimir Putin so much as in the Orthodox monastic community in Holy Mount Athos, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote. At the end of his official visit to the country, the Russian leader made a pilgrimage to the holy place, where he was met with excitement and admiration. […]

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Putin Sure Russia’s Ties With Athos, Greece to Continue Developing

May 29, 2016 Featured News
May 28, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos

www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia’s ties with Holy Mount Athos and Greece in general will continue to strengthen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on his visit to the site of Russia’s Orthodox settlement on the peninsula of Holy Mount Athos on Saturday. HOLY MOUNT ATHOS (Sputnik) – Addressing representatives of the Holy Kinot, Athos’ high governing council, Putin […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

May 28, 2016 Featured News
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www.sputniknews.com – 28/5/16 Also Read: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the monastic center of Holy Mount Athos on his second and last day of his visit to Greece […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens receives Honorary Doctorate from Thessaloniki’s School of Pastoral and Social Theology

May 26, 2016 Featured News
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www.basilica.ro – Aurelian Iftimiu – May 2016 The School of Pastoral and Social Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki decided Wednesday, 18 May 2016, to award an Honorary Degree to His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, Romfea.gr reports. We quote the decision of the School of Theology: The Primate of the Autocephalous […]

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‘For Orthodox Unity!’ Russian Bikers Will Make Greece Tour an Annual Thing

May 17, 2016 Featured News
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  www.sputniknews.com – May 2016 Russia’s Night Wolves motorcycle club plans to make its ‘Holy Mountain’ moto-pilgrimage to Greece an annual event, club spokesman Vadim Strogov said at a press conference at the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Athens Sunday. Members of the club, gaining renown in Europe last year due to controversyover their Moscow-Berlin tours dedicated […]

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HOLY MONASTERIES OF MT. ATHOS REPOND TO DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

April 26, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – April 2016 The Holy Monasteries of Mt. Athos have responded to the draft documents and methodology of the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council with letters sent to the Holy Community of Mt. Athos which have been released to the public. The documents prepared for the upcoming council were sent to the monasteries of Mt. Athos by […]

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MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS OF I.A.O. COMMITTEES

April 14, 2016 Featured News

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – April 2016 Opening of exhibition «Athos: The Holy Mount» in State Duma of the Russian Federation. On April 4, 2016, in the premises of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the exhibition of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) was opened on the subject: «Athos: The Holy Mount» […]

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INTERVIEW WITH MARINA MADEJ – A FORMER CATHOLIC FROM POLAND WHO CONVERTED TO ORTHODOXY THROUGH BAPTISM

April 1, 2016 Featured News

Mystagogy – April 2016 In this interview with Marina Madej, a former Catholic from Poland who converted to Orthodoxy through Holy Baptism, we find one of many unfortunate examples of not allowing a convert who desires Holy Baptism to be baptized, forcing upon them oikonomia unnecessarily to the point that it drives them to a distant […]

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LOST ROMANOV ICON RETURNED TO TSARSKOYE SELO

March 28, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia – March 2016 An icon belonging to Emperor Alexander III’s brother, Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich (1850-1908), was returned to Tsarskoye Selo on 25 March 2016. Preserved in the Museum’s collection until World War II, the Icon of the Mother of God Quick to Hearken has been donated to the museum by Ms Gabriele Demming […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine visits Greece

March 24, 2016 Featured News
Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine visits Greece

DECR – March 2016 The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, visited Greece. His Beatitude was accompanied by Metropolitan Mitrofan of Lugansk and Alchevsk, head of the UOC department for external relations, and Archpriest Nikolay Danilevich, deputy head of the department. On March 15, 2016, His Beatitude […]

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NEW E-BOOK: NOETIC PRAYER AS THE BASIS OF MISSION AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST HERESY

March 7, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – 7/3/16 A new E-book, Noetic Prayer as the Basis of Mission and the Struggle Against Heresy, is now available from Uncut Mountain Press: The unique Orthodox method of mission succinctly put forward in this book is both tremendously important to the life of the Church in non-Orthodox lands and, unfortunately, largely missing from contemporary […]

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METROPOLITAN PAUL OF SIATISTA: “THE FALL OF GREECE WAS PLANNED”

March 4, 2016 Featured News

www.pravoslavie.ru – 4/3/16 AgionOros.ru has published the main points from an article by Metropolitan Paul of Sisanion and Siatista which has provoked a wide response in Greece. According to the hierarch, “the Greek rulers for many years have been committing crimes against the motherland and the nation. Not only did they ruin the Greek economy, but […]

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Two-day Conference on Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects

March 4, 2016 Featured News

The Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – 4/3/16 Monastery Products & Small Producers in the Orthodox Area : Joint Effort and Prospects Date:  Sparta, 14 – 17 April 2016 For More Info: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy 22-24 Vas. Amalias Av. Athens 10557 Greece Tel.: +30 210 373 3601 / 373 3533 Fax: +30 210 373 […]

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Greek Chief of the General Staff visits Serbian Patriarch

February 27, 2016 Featured News

February 2016 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met yesterday with Admiral EvangelosApostolakis, Chief of the General Staff of the Nacional Defense of the Republic of Greece at the Serbian Patriarchate. Admiral Apostolakis was accompanied by Commodore EvtimiosMikros and Major Nikolaos Gonis, who came to the Patriarchate along with ambassador of the Republic of Greece, Mr. […]

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LETTER TO THE HOLY SYNOD OF GREECE CONCERNING PREPARATIONS FOR THE UPCOMING GREAT AND HOLY COUNCIL

February 20, 2016 Featured News

Thriskeftika – Met. Hierotheos Vlachos – 20/2/16 – www.pravoslavie.ru Translated by Fr. Kristian Akselberg Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktou has written the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece concerning the process by which the texts for consideration at the Great and Holy Synod (planned for June of 2016) are to be approved. […]

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SPECIAL INTER-ORTHODOX COMMITTEE FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL BEGINS ITS WORK IN ATHENS

December 17, 2015 Featured News

On 16 December 2015, the Special Inter-Orthodox Committee for the Preparation of the Pan-Orthodox Council met in Athens. The Committee is to draw up draft procedure rules of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church is […]

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IMPORTANT SUPPORT FROM CYPRUS TO THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA

December 5, 2015 Featured News

On 17th November 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, received a courtesy visit at the See of the Patriarchate by the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Cairo, Mr. Haris Moritsis. The meeting took place in a particularly pleasant atmosphere, during which the Alexandrian Primate had the chance to […]

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Unveiling of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Icon by Fr. Anastasy Yatrelis and benefactor Correna Panagiotou

November 30, 2015 Featured News
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John Panagiotou – 30/11/15 – USA On Sunday, November 29, 2015, in Summerville, SC, at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Anastasy Yatrelis celebrated a thanksgiving blessing service (“slava”) for iconography benefactor Correna Panagiotou on the occasion of the unveiling of the new icon of Sts. Cyril & Methodius upon its arrival from Greece. […]

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IOCC Relief Eases Hardship For Syrian Refugees And Greek Hosts

November 25, 2015 Featured News
Hundreds of tired and hungry Syrian refugees with little more than a backpack carrying all of their worldly possessions arrive daily on the Greek island of Chios. Many are mothers with small children, along with a growing number of unaccompanied teens as young as 14. IOCC is responding to their most urgent needs with ready to eat meals and helping ease some of the strain on Greece

October-November 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — In spite of worsening weather on land and sea, the number of refugees from Syria and other war torn countries landing on the Greek isles this year has surpassed 500,000. Greece remains the busiest entry point for new sea arrivals in the Mediterranean. Overwhelmed Greek island authorities lack the […]

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Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years

November 22, 2015 Featured News

Gökçeada, Turkey November 2015 The Daily Sabah reported on ‘Greek school to reopen on Turkey’s western Gökçeada after 40 years’ publshed by the Anadolu Agency. Read this article on the web site of The Daily Sabah » A school for Greek children on a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea will open its doors to […]

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