Patriarch Kirill of Moscow Receives Greek PM Tsipras

A. Makris - 11/4/15 - Greek Reporter The Russian people and its Church feel compassion for their spiritual brothers the Greeks and wish their government success in its mission for a socially-directed economy and society, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Thursday, welcoming Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. It was the last meeting in ...

Controversial Archbishop Ambrosios Verbally Attacks Schaeuble and Merkel

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Philip Chrysopoulos - Greek Reporter - 14/3/15 Archbishop Ambrosios of Kalavryta created controversy after launching a verbal attack on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over their harsh stance against Greece in the bailout negotiations. The archbishop is a supporter of new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government and he often shares his ...

Mount Athos Now Has its Own Smartphone Application

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Philip Chrysopoulos  - Greek Reporter - 16/2/15 Mount Athos now has its own smartphone application. The user can download the free application that will remind them of religious holidays, days of fasting, Greek Orthodox feasts, while also provides all the information about monasteries. The application includes the old calendar, which is used at Mount Athos, and the new calendar as well. ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Performs Historic Liturgy in Izmir

Ecumenical Patriarch Performs Historic Liturgy in Izmir

Greek Reporter - February 2015 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence between people of every religion in his speech during the Divine Liturgy that took place in Izmir (Smyrna). “In many parts of the world, Muslims, Christians and the Jewish live in harmony. Religious diversity is now accepted in many countries. We are the ones ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Perform Liturgy in Izmir

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Ioanna Zikakou - Greek Reporter - 31/1/15 The reconstructed church of Agios Voukolos is the only Christian Orthodox church of the big city of Izmir (Smyrna) in Turkey that survived the destruction of 1922. The church will reopen to the public as a place of worship and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has been scheduled to perform a ...

“Selma” Director Talks Archbishop Iakovos Portrayal in Her Golden Globe Nominated Film

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Anastasios Papapostolou - 15/1/15- Greek Reporter We met director Ava DuVernay on the red carpet of the 72nd Golden Globe Awards and talked about Archbishop Iakovos’ portrayal in her Golden Globe nominated film “Selma.” She says it was important to have him in the film because he was one of the first community leaders to support ...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Corfu

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Greek Reporter - Aggelos Skordas - 11/12/14 In Corfu, western Greece, arrived at 11:00 am today Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who responded to the invitation of Archbishop Nektarios of Corfu, Paxos and Diapontia Islands to visit the island as part of the celebration of its patron saint, St. Spyridon, on this coming Friday, December 12. The head of the Orthodox ...

Turkish Journalists Visit Halki Seminary

Nikoleta Kalmouki - Greek Reporter - October 2014 Journalists from major Turkish newspapers (Hürriyet, Sabah, Zaman, Taraf, Doğan Haber Ajansı etc.), visited the seminary of Halki, which participates in the European program “Minority Citizens-Equal Citizens.” The seminary abbot, Metropolitan Elpidoforos of Bursa, welcomed the journalists and presented the work done for the reopening of the seminary, such ...