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

October 23, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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UK Couple Face Legal Action From Greeks Over Shocking Wedding Photo

October 17, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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Archbishop Ieronymos II: Kosovo and Metohija are Serbian Acropolis

October 8, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

September 16, 2017 Featured
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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. […]

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

September 6, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

September 2, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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GREEK GOVERNMENT PUSHES CHURCH OUT OF SCHOOLS

June 23, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

May 4, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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MASS BAPTISM OF FOREIGNERS AND MIGRANTS IN PHTHIOTIS – GREECE

April 5, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

March 21, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

February 22, 2017 News
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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 […]

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Archbishop Demetrios of America at Presidential Inauguration

January 21, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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

November 26, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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UNLIKELY PROTECTOR: TURKISH SHEPHERD GUARDS HISTORIC PONTIAN GREEK CHURCH

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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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, […]

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

October 22, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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GREEK CHURCH COMES OUT AGAINST CANCELLATION OF MORNING PRAYERS IN SCHOOL

September 9, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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2017 St. Phoebe Pan-Orthodox Conference

September 5, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

July 18, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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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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2016 ONE Pan-Orthodox Conference will be held in September

June 14, 2016 Featured News
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The One Pan-Orthodox Christian Conference – Eastern & Oriental Orthodox Churches- June 2016 Visit for Registration & More Details: http://www.oneorthodox.org/events/2016-one-conference/ We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual 2016 One Conference is back Saturday, September 10 and registration is now open, sign up today! This year promises to be our most exciting and diverse conference […]

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Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and all Ukraine visits Greece

March 24, 2016 Featured News
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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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