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OCP Society honors Coptic Bishop Anba Paulose of Greece with the Icon of St Gregory of Parumala

May 14, 2014 Featured News

Kisha D Dorado – OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region OCP News Service – 14/5/14 Thessaloniki: The Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Paulose of Greece was honored OCP Society by presenting him the icon of St Gregory of Parumala the first canonized Indian Saint. The OCP Icon of St Gregory of Parumala was […]

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Coptic Bishop Anba Paulose of Greece Congratulate OCP Secretary

May 14, 2014 Featured News
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Kisha D Dorado – OCP Delegate of Serbia, Balkan and East European Region OCP News Service – 14/5/14 Thessaloniki: The Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Paulose of Greece congratulate George Alexander on his speech on Pan-Orthodox Unity at the Interparlimentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Mass Media Conference. Bishop personally congratulated telling that “Dear George congratulations. What you […]

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Samaras Announces Aid Programme at Church Event

May 14, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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COMPARATIVE LAW – A Conference on Turkey and Modern Greece

May 14, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Boġaziçi University, May 9-10, 2014) Eminent Rector of this esteemed university, Prof. Gülay Barbarosoğlu, Distinguished symposium organizers and participants, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a particular pleasure and privilege to be asked to address you during this prestigious gathering of legal scholars as you explore various aspects […]

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A Letter to Pope Francis Concerning His Past, the Abysmal State of Papism, and a Plea to Return to Holy Orthodoxy

April 17, 2014 Featured News
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17/4/14 Read: A Letter to Pope Francis Concerning His Past, the Abysmal State of Papism, and a Plea to Return to Holy Orthodoxy By His Eminence, the Metropolitan of Piraeus, Seraphim, and His Eminence, the Metropolitan of Dryinoupolis, Andrew, both of the Church of Greece. The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox […]

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Archbishop of Athens: “Detention of Thousands of People in Israeli Prisons is a Disgrace”

April 7, 2014 Featured News

ATHENS, April 5, 2014 – (WAFA) – Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece and  Archbishop of Athens Ieronymos II declared Saturday his support for the Robben  Island Declaration for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouhti and all Palestinian  Prisoners. “The detention of thousands of people in  prisons is a disgrace to human civilization and a […]

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DOXOLOGY FOR THE 193RD ANNIVERSARY OF 25 MARCH 1821

April 4, 2014 Featured News

March- April 2014 – Jerusalem Patriarchate  In the morning of Tuesday, 12th/25th of March 2014, Doxology was held at the Katholikon of the All-holy Church of the Resurrection to commemorate the 193rd anniversary of the 25th of March 1821. Leading the Doxology was His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch ofJerusalem, with co-officiating Hagiotaphite Fathers, Prelates, Priests, monks […]

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Five Assyrians Fleeing Syria Drown Off the Coast of Greece

March 24, 2014 Featured News

By Nuri Kino – 24/3/14 (AINA) — On Thursday, March 21 a newsflash arrived: Seven migrants, including two children, lost their lives on Tuesday when their boat capsized in the Aegean Sea, according to Greek maritime officials. Another two persons are missing after the accident which took place outside the island Lesbos. I did my […]

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Announcement Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance with the Church of the GOC

March 20, 2014 Featured News

Traditional Orthodox Churches – 20/3/14 Union between Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) with the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (GOC) Read more on Traditionla and Orther Orthodox Churches:  Global: At the completion of the Official Dialogue of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece with the Orthodox Community in Resistance, the Press Office […]

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Dačić visits Serbian monastery in Greece

March 2, 2014 Featured News

Tanjug February – March 2014 MT. ATHOS –  Ivica Dačić visited the Hilandar monastery at Mt. Athos in Greece and said the spiritual edifice was one of the most important treasures of the Serb people. It must not be neglected, Serbia’s outgoing prime minister and leader of the Socialists (SPS) was quoted as saying on […]

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Holy Gifts of Magi Travel from Greece to Moscow

January 22, 2014 Featured News

Iro-Anna Mamakouka – January2014 Within a week, about half a million pilgrims kneeled in front of the Holy Gifts of the Magi which were transferred to Russia by the Abbot of St. Paul’s monastery, archimandrite Parthenios. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, placed the Holy Gifts at the centre of the Cathedral in Moscow, […]

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IOCC Delivers Winter Relief To Greece’s Most Vulnerable

January 14, 2014 Featured News

January 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — As snow and nighttime temperatures fall in portions of Greece, the country’s most vulnerable – the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children – are at the greatest risk of succumbing to the bitter cold without adequate heat to keep them warm.  Tax hikes last year by the Greek […]

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Standing Holy Synod to Control Church Property

January 8, 2014 Featured News

January 2014 With an Amendment brought to Parliament by ministers Yannis Stournaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Michalis Chryssochoidis, all matters relating to the management and use of Greek Orthodox Church property will be governed from now on by Regulations issued by the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. The Standing Holy Synod is the […]

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Hamish McRae: Getting away from it all is fine, but no man is an island

December 23, 2013 Featured News

Hamish McRae - 23/12/13 To visit the monasteries on Mount Athos is to step back a thousand years, the closest one can get now to the sounds and sensations of the Byzantine Empire. But it is also, more prosaically, like going back to a public school of the 1950s, and the experience I and a university […]

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Religious freedom for all

December 7, 2013 News

MUSTAFA AKYOL akyol@mustafaakyol.org – 7/12/13 I  have spent the past three days in the German capital, to attend an international conference organized by the Archons, a religious order whose main focus is to protect the rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. But the conference, aptly titled “Tearing down walls,” was focused not only on the Ecumenical Patriarchate […]

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Hamish McRae: Getting away from it all is fine, but no man is an island

November 24, 2013 News

HAMISH MCRAE - 24/11/13 To visit the monasteries on Mount Athos is to step back a thousand years, the closest one can get now to the sounds and sensations of the Byzantine Empire. But it is also, more prosaically, like going back to a public school of the 1950s, and the experience I and a university […]

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Greece angered over Turkish Deputy PM’s Hagia Sophia remarks

November 22, 2013 News

November 2013 The Greek Foreign Ministry has reacted angrily over a possible conversion of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque following statements from Turkish officials. “The repeated statements from Turkish officials regarding the conversion of Byzantine Christian churches into mosques are an insult to the religious sensibilities of millions of Christians and are actions […]

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The tsipouro story

November 20, 2013 Featured News

Ross Robertson 20/11/13 Ross Robertson, resident of Greece for the last 25 years, takes a closer look at one of Greece’s best kept secrets. So what is this ‘tsip-ou-ro’ that everyone suddenly seems to be raving about? Some may remember their grandparents telling with pride of the tsipouro they concocted in their village, others of […]

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110 Years of Glory

November 20, 2013 News

Justine Frangouli-Argyris. Journalist and writer – 20/11/13 This past weekend, I was among the fortunate who attended the 110th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Parish of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England.  Assigned to deliver the keynote address, it gave me the opportunity to discover the Parish’s history which is inextricably […]

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Short overview of wine in Georgia

November 12, 2013 News

November 2013 According to a Georgian legend, God took a supper break while he was creating the world. He became so involved in his meal that he by accident tripped over the high peaks of the Caucasus and as a result he spilled his own food onto the land below. The land below blessed with […]

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Largest haul of repatriated church icons, mosaics returned to Cyprus after nearly 4 decades

November 12, 2013 Featured News
A Christian Orthodox priest looks at returned looted icons at the Byzantine Museum in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The largest haul of looted church icons, frescoes and mosaics ever repatriated to Cyprus has been officially welcomed after a nearly four-decade journey. A ceremony marked the return of 173 items stolen from Orthodox and Maronite Christian churches in the Turkish Cypriot northern part Cyprus. The island was ethnically split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

The Associated Press and Menelaos Hadjicostis – 12/11/13 NICOSIA, Cyprus – The largest haul of looted, centuries-old church icons, frescoes and mosaics ever repatriated to Cyprus were officially welcomed Tuesday after a nearly four-decade journey. A ceremony marked the return of the 173 items that were stolen from Orthodox and Maronite Christian churches in the […]

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