GREEK GOVERNMENT TO ALLOCATE 1.3 MILLION EURO TO HOLY MOUNT ATHOS

Pravoslavie.ru - April 2015 According to the Government Gazette (Greece), the Greek Ministerial Council has approved the amount of annual aid to monasteries on Mt. Athos, assigned in accordance with article No. 2 of the law No. 1166/1981, “On institution of annual grants to holy monasteries of the Holy Mountain.” The decision was made several days after a ...

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 90’S UNIATE – UKRANIAN GREEK CATHOLICS TRIED TO CAPTURE AN ORTHODOX CHURCH BY FORCE

April 2015 The official website of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has reported that an attempt at seizure of an Orthodox church was made by representatives of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). The rector of the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God at the Stenka village, Buchatsk district, Ternopol region, Father Vasily ...

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF A GREEK NEWSPAPER JAILED FOR DEFAMATION AGAINST HEAD OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE

24/11/14 The editor-in-chief and the publisher of the Greek Akropolis newspaper have been sentenced to several months imprisonment, reports Romfea. The charge of the trial court sounds unambiguous: for repeated defamatory publications against head of the Church of Greece, the Archbishop of Athens, and other hierarchs. After the hours-long hearings the court found the editor-in-chief and the publishing ...

THE GREEK GENERAL SECRETARY OF CIVIL PROTECTION VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE

On Tuesday, the 19th of October/11th of November 2014, Mr Seraphim Tsokas, General Secretary of Civil Protection at the Hellenic Ministry of Public Order, visited the Patriarchate. Mr Tsokas was accompanied by his esteemed wife and Greece’s Consul-General to Jerusalem, Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis. Mr Tsokas and his attendants were received by H.B., Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, ...

NEW VANDALISMS AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHAPEL OF ST SION

June 2014 On the morning of Friday the 31st of May/13th of June 2014, the Dragoman’s Office of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, notified by the Israeli Police, arrived at the chapel/catacomb of the Holy Spirit on St Sion and witnessed the vandalisms caused again by extreme fanatic activists from the area around David’s Tomb. The aforementioned activists ...

PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE TO LIMIT THE INFLUX OF NON-GREEK MONKS TO MOUNT ATHOS

Monastic Republic of Mout Athos - 7/3/14 The Romfea.gr Greek portal, referring to its own reliable sources, writes that the Holy Kinot of Holy Mount Athos has received an extensive message from His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople recently, reports AgionOros.ru. This document expresses his concern in connection with the attempts to over-build Mt. Athos and "change its look" through the uncontrolled and ...

CUTTING ST BASIL’S PIE AT THE GREEK CLUB OF JERUSALEM

In the evening of Saturday, the 12th/25th of January 2014, the custom of St Basil’s pie was observed in a festive ambiance by the Greek Club in West Jerusalem, at its traditional hall which was founded by the late Sacristan of the Holy Sepulcher, Archimandrite Efthymios. His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, cut the pie, blessing the ...

Greek Films to be Screened at International Film Festival in Goa

A scene from the movie

21/11/13 OCP news Service India/Goa: International Film Festival in Panjim (Goa) this year will feature SEVEN GREEK FILMS will be screened between 20/11/13  and 30/11/13.   A special movie titled 'THE TREE AND THE SWING', heart warming story about migration and family reconciliation, featuring  Myrto Alikaki and Elias Logothetis  will be played in three parts on Saturday 23/11, 14.45 at INOX ...

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONDEMNS THE BREACH OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF GREEK ORTHODOX BY THE ILLEGAL REGIME OF THE TURKISH OCCUPIED CYPRUS

12/4/2012 On April 11 2012, His Holiness Aram I received a letter from the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, informing him that the illegal regime in the Turkish occupied area of Cyprus had placed Bishop of Karpasia, Christoforos, on their ‘stop’ list, an act that denies his fundamental human right of ...

OCP Article Updates

15/8/2011 OCP Article blog Updated with news stuffs The presence of the THEOTOKOS in the Economy of Salvation – an Orthodox Approach Christians in the Holy Land THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH AND THE FUTURE OF JERUSALEM The first Orthodox Pygmies Saving Christians in Iraq Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church Sermon among the “dragon” Emily’s Way to Orthodoxy: A French Tale of Finding the ...

The 2nd International Conference of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care

19/7/2011 Click to visit Website here REGISTRATION FORM The 2nd International Conference of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care will be held in Rhodes, Greece, between the 12th and 16th of October 2011. The conference is being organized, with the blessings of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, by the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral ...