Greek Church

Refutation to the Absurd Accusations of Mr. Nikolla Marku

September 12, 2017 News
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The Albanian Orthodox Church – 12/9/17 On August 26, 2017 several media portals broadcasted an “exclusive” interview with the self-proclaimed priest of the church of St. Mary in the Kala District in Elbasan, Mr. Nikolla Marku, who still holds the church usurped since the day of its seizure by force. In this interview, he once […]

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DISPUTED ATHONITE STATEMENT ON CRETE COUNCIL SPARKS CONTROVERSY

August 10, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 10/8/17 A group of representatives from each of the 20 Athonite monasteries met recently to respond to the unrest that has arisen in the Church following last June’s council on the island of Crete that produced a number of documents, several of which have proved controversial. Their statement was eagerly awaited by many […]

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METROPOLITAN JEREMIAH OF GORTYNOS: “WE SHOULD NOT RUSH TO RECOGNIZE THE RESULTS OF THE CRETE COUNCIL. WE NEED A NEW DISCUSSION OF THE ‘RELATIONSHIP OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD’ DOCUMENT”

December 15, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/12/16 The hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Church has commented on the results of the Crete Council and criticized the document “Relationship of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” The main points of his statement are published here: 1. “The Crete Council should have clarified the situation (to protect […]

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BULGARIAN CHURCH REASSERTS REJECTION OF CRETE COUNCIL

November 23, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – November 2016 Meeting last week, the Holy Synod of the Church of Bulgaria came to a conclusion on the Council of Crete and its decisions, maintaining their earlier rejection of it. The patriarch of Bulgaria has informed Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens by letter of the synod’s decision, with an official announcement expected soon. […]

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PRIMATE OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: PLAN FOR DE-CHRISTIANIZING EUROPE BEING REALIZED IN BRUSSELS

November 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/1/16 Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens visited the small border island of St. Eustratius. Addressing the locals, the primate of the Greek Church said: “In Brussels they’re continuing to realize their plan of de-Christianizing Europe. We must stay vigilant,” reports Agionorus.ru. According to the archbishop, “history has shown that when we were united, no one […]

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UNION OF ORTHODOX CLERGY AND MONKS OF GREECE: CRETE COUNCIL NOT A REAL COUNCIL

July 4, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016 Agionoros.ru has published the main provisions of an open letter signed by the well-known Greek pastors, monastics, and theologians. The authoritative Greek public organization “Union of Orthodox Clergy and Monks,” has commented on the results of the Crete Council. Agionoros.ru has published the main provisions of an open letter signed by the […]

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METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS OF NAFPATKOS DESCRIBES PROBLEMS WITH DOCUMENTS ADOPTED ON CRETE

July 2, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 206 As earlier reported, one well-known contemporary theologian, Met. Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpatkos, was among those participants of the Council on Crete who didn’t sign some of the documents adopted there, raising consistent critiques of their contents and proposing theologically reasoned amendments. Agionoros.ru published a statement of Met. Hierotheos, shedding light on the […]

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Court fines journalist who slandered Abbot Ephraim of Vatopedi

January 15, 2014 News

January 2014 On January 10, the Romphea Greek Church agency reported the judicial decision of the first instance court of the city of Athens on the journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, who was the first to begin the media campaign against elder Ephraim and the Vatopedi Monastery. The court has pronounced that the publications of Vaxevanis on […]

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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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Greek Church Goes Digital

December 30, 2013 News

Nikoleta Kalmouki – December 2013 One would say that the Greek Orthodox Church is rather conservative and doesn’t keep pace with technology, but it appears that things are starting to change. The  Archdiocese of Athens, trying to reduce bureaucracy, has created a communication network. The Greek Orthodox Church is entering the digital age by enabling the request of various church […]

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Greek Church Interferes with School Book Contexts

November 17, 2013 News

17/11/13 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided to interfere with school book contexts, and the Ministry of Education requested an appointment between a Church representative, and the Editorial Committee of the Pedagogical Institute. According to the report by Ta Nea, Holy Synod has made such a similar request several times, as the […]

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Christian’s under fire in Libya

September 17, 2012 Featured News

Historic St George Church in Tripoli International News Desk 17/9/2012 Christian’s in the Middle East are under attack in a new wave attacks perpetrated by Islamic extremists. Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Tripoli’s Old City, in Libya was attacked by four young men on Sunday according to reports from Christian groups. Four men climbed […]

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Head of Greek Church says austerity is ‘deadly medicine’

February 4, 2012 News

4/2/2012 Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of the Church of Greece, has taken the rare step of writing to Prime Minister Lucas Papademos to express serious concerns about the effectiveness of the government’s fiscal policy and the effect it is having on Greek people. In his letter, Ieronymos also raises doubts about the role of the […]

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Greek Church Promises To Boost Charity Meals as Poverty Deepens

December 23, 2011 Featured News

23/12/2011 Emmanouela Seiradaki The leader of Greece’s Orthodox Church on Thursday promised to boost its campaign to provide free meals to the poor and homeless, amid the country’s deepening financial crisis. Archbishop Ieronymos visited a central Athens food bank with members of the country’s national football team, to promote a campaign launched this week allowing […]

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Papandreou Wants Church to Pay More

October 8, 2011 News

Andy Dabilis 8/10/2011 ATHENS – Stung by criticism it is exempt from a new property tax being imposed on Greek citizens and has largely escaped the austerity measures imposed on the people, the Greek Orthodox Church is reportedly considering ways to help – but apparently only because Prime Minister George Papandreou is set to put […]

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Greek Church Warns Of ‘Tsunami Of Poverty’

August 27, 2011 Featured News

26/8/2011 Greece will face a desperate situation this autumn, with a wave of poverty stemming from its crippled economy, a spokesman for the Orthodox Church in Athens warns. Speaking to Sky’s business presenter Jeff Randall for a special programme on Greece’s financial woes, Costis Dimtsas described the added pressures the Church were facing in the […]

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Greek Church to Sue Port Authority Over Land for Rebuilding

December 29, 2010 News

By Matt Dunning 28/12/2010 Greek Church to Sue Port Authority Over Funding and Land for Rebuilding Leaders of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, once seated at the foot of the World Trade Center and destroyed on Sept. 11, are hoping the threat of a lawsuit will force the Port Authority to honor a […]

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Greek Church Denounces “Country Governed by IMF”

December 18, 2010 News

By Apostolos Papapostolou 17/12/2010 The Orthodox Church has denounced the lack of leadership and the moral sense that, by means of the crisis, has made Greece a country ”under occupation”. It ”carries out the orders of its creditors” from the IMF and the EU which ”appears to have lost its independence.” In a message to […]

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Greek Church Needs $50 Million for Restoration, Star Says

December 2, 2010 News

2/11/2010 The restoration of an abandoned orphanage reclaimed this week by the Greek Orthodox church from Turkey will cost around $50 million, Star newspaper reported. The restoration of the former orphanage on the Island of Buyukada near Istanbul will require that planks from the building, one of the largest wooden structures in Europe, be removed […]

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Greek Church rejects personal status Bill

July 10, 2010 News

By: Amr Bayoumi The Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria has rejected a new personal status draft law for non-Muslims. Greek Orthodox Church Patriarch Theodoros II reportedly sent a message to Justice Minister Mamdouh Marei in which he pointed out that the church had not been represented in the committee currently debating the draft law. “And […]

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