Letter to Archbishop Elpidophoros Following the Meeting with OCL Representatives

OCL - 21/8/19 August 14, 2019 Eve of the Dormition of the Theotokos His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America 8-10 East 79th Street New York, New York 10075-0106 Your Eminence: We greatly appreciate the privilege of meeting with you on July 31st, so early in your ministry to the Church and its people here in America. We all ...

GREEK PRIME MINISTER TO INITIATE PROCESS OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH FROM STATE

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Orthochristian.com - 27/6/18 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intends to initiate the process of separating the Greek Orthodox Church from the Greek state and revising the relevant article of the Greek constitution, reports Russian Athens with reference to the Greek paper Kathimerini. According to the Greek publication, within the next month Tsipras will present his plan for the revision of the ...

“OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BRING THE NATIONS BACK TO THE TRUTH AND CANONICITY OF THE CHURCH”—ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

Constantinople: Speaking at the St. George Cathedral in Constantinople on Monday, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressed the ongoing issues surrounding the schismatic Ukrainian and Macedonian churches, stating that it is the role of his office to bring those nations back to canonical communion in the Church, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists. “The existence of ...

GREEK TRANSGENDER LAW IS “CRIME BEFORE GOD”—MET. HILARION

Orthochristian.com - 23/10/17 The new law allowing even 15-year-olds to legally change their gender, recently adopted by the Greek Parliament on October 10, is a “crime before God and the people” and will be met with numerous protests from believers, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk believes, RIA-Novosti reports. “I think the ...

UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

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Sputniknews - 17/10/17 A British couple could face financial ruin as Greek businesses threaten to sue them over a wedding day photo of them simulating a sex act outside one of Greece's most holy sites went viral. Newlyweds Matthew and Carly Lunn took a picture and posted it on Facebook after they tied the knot in September at the famous St. ...

Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

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Church of Serbia - 10/8/17 Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vulin, who is on a two-day visit to Greece, met with Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece and on that occasion he thanked the Greek Orthodox Church for the support that it had been giving to the preservation of ...

GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. The synod’s ...

“ECUMENISM IS AN INSIDIOUS SATANIC MOVEMENT”—MET. JEREMIAH OF GORTYN

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Pravoslavie.ru - 6/9/17 Metropolitan Jeremiah of Gortyn, of the Greek Orthodox Church, has addressed his congregation with a special message. The hierarch paid special attention to the issues of ecumenism and the preservation of an Orthodox identity, reports AgionOros. “My brethren,” he writes, “you are Orthodox Christians, received in the font of holy Baptism from an Orthodox priest.” Expressing ...

GREEK HIERARCHS: “POLITICIANS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY ORTHODOXY IN GREECE”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 2/9/17 Fthiotida and Kerkyra , Greece. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our ...

GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

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Pravoslavie.ru - 23/6/17 The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church has called for an extraordinary session to address the serious situation surrounding the nation’s educational system. The current Greek Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the atheist Alexis Tsipras, previously promised to coordinate with the Greek Orthodox Church on the matter of reforming education in the country, ...

MET. AMBROSE OF KALAVRYTA TO PAT. BARTHOLOMEW: “THE COUNCIL ON CRETE IS A PATH TO SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/5/17 Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta of the Greek Orthodox Church has sent an open letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concerning last year’s council on Crete, the main points of which have been published on AgionOros. The metropolitan opens the letter reporting on “the deep sorrow and astonishment” he felt when he learned that the patriarch ...

MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 The Phthiotis Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church has baptized thirteen graduates of its diocesan catechetical school for foreigners and migrants, reports Romfea. The service of illumination and union with Christ was celebrated by Metropolitan Nicholas of Phthiotis in the presence of friends and family of the newly-baptized, in the Church of St. ...

GREEK ABBOT CALLS UPON HOLY SYNOD TO CONDEMN HERESIES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

Pravoslavie.ru  - 21/3/17 The controversy over Ecumenism in the Orthodox Church, broiling throughout the twentieth century, has escalated since last year’s council on the island of Crete, which gathered ten of the fifteen Local Orthodox Churches and produced a series of documents that many throughout the Orthodox world have criticized to one degree or another. Amid a ...

HOUSE OF 16TH CENTURY ST. PHILOTHEA OF ATHENS OPENED AS MUSEUM

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  Pravoslavie.ru - February 2017 The museum of St. Philothea of Athens, the philanthropist nun and martyr of the sixteenth century, was inaugurated by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece on Sunday February 19 in an event attended by several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, as well as several ...

Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - 21/1/17 White House Chief of Staff Priebus Praises Greek Orthodox Community (video) WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America invited by the Presidential Inauguration Committee and representing the Greek Orthodox Church in America, attended early this morning the special Inauguration Day Prayer Service at St John’s Episcopal Church in ...

PAN-ORTHODOX CONFERENCE ON HERESIES AND PARA-RELIGIONS HELD IN GREECE

DECR Communication Service The 28th Pan-Orthodox Conference of authorized representatives of Local Orthodox Churches and metropolises of the Greek Orthodox Church on heresies and para-religions under the theme ‘Heretical and Occult Ideas of the Human Being and Human Rights’ took place from October 31 to November 2 in Agrinio, Greece. It was organized by the Greek Orthodox ...

UNLIKELY PROTECTOR: TURKISH SHEPHERD GUARDS HISTORIC PONTIAN GREEK CHURCH

The Pappas Post - 22/11/16 A 60-year-old Turkish shepherd is an unlikely guardian of a Greek Orthodox Church in northern Turkey, protecting the historic structure from would-be treasure hunters and looters. Built in the mid 1800s in the Turkish province of Giresun, once known as Kerasounta and home to a thriving native population of Pontian Greeks, the church ...

“Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary” – First Complete Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - October 2016 NEW YORK – The first complete biography on His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, titled “Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary,” authored by Fr. John Chryssavgis and published by Thomas Nelson Publishing has just been released, in time for the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness’ elevation to the venerable Patriarchal ...

GREEK CHURCH COMES OUT AGAINST CANCELLATION OF MORNING PRAYERS IN SCHOOL

Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 According to the new circular of the nations’ Ministry of Education, teachers’ and students’ joint morning prayers, beginning this year, have ceased to be mandatory in all educational institutions of Greece, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the Greek news agency Newsone. Orthodoxy is the state religion in Greece; ninety-eight percent of its citizens belong ...

2017 St. Phoebe Pan-Orthodox Conference

St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess - 5/9/16 A 2017 Pan-Orthodox Conference hosted by the St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess will be held October 6 & 7, 2017 at Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California, where Rev. Fr. Steven Tsichlis is rector. The theme of the conference is “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in ...

The 2nd Edition of “Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity” is as Good as the First – John G. Panagiotou

OCP Publications - 18/7/16 - American Orthodox Institute Review BUY FROM LULU for $7.50 only http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/collected-writings-on-orthodox-christianity/paperback/product-22738642.html Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity: Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches Alexander, George, editor; OCP Publications: Kerala, India (Second Edition, June 2016). In this second edition of Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity, editor and author George Alexander provides new content as good as the first. This ...