Ecumenical Patriarch: We Are Not Betraying Orthodoxy – We Are Not Ecumenists

Loudaros Andreas 21/9/2013 Dogma.gr The Patriarch gives a response to those who criticize the Patriarchate for participating in ecumenical dialogue.   A powerful message was sent to multiple recipients within all the Churches today by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding the issue of ecumenical dialogue. Addressing Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria, who is making a peaceful visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Bartholomew said ...

Efi Sarri – The Greek Singer Transformed By A Monastery

 Mystagogy blog  Translated by John Sanidopoulos 21/6/13  The following interview with Efi Sarri was recently conducted by "Down Town Cyprus" in the newspaper O Phileleutheros. Efi Sarri is one of the most popular singers in Greece who went through very difficult times over the past few years, that led her to search deep within herself and rediscover her faith.   What led you to monasticism, ...

Former Taliban From Afghanistan Baptized at the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos

  13/6/13 Ahmed was born and raised in a village in Afghanistan in the middle of war. His childhood memories are dust, poverty, and compulsory Islamic education in the sacred writings and war. “I do not remember anymore who fought whom, however there was constant warfare.” For years he worked for the Taliban doing various things. He was a ...

The Philanthropic Work of the Church of Greece in 2012

By John Sanidopoulos - 6/5/13 On Tuesday, 4 June 2013, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece gathered in its second meeting for the month of June under the presidency of Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece. Among the reports discussed was the philanthropic work of the Church in 2012. The Synodal Commission for Social ...

Orthodox Priest Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nikos Pitsiakides 06/10/2012 Romfea Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, among great personalities from around the world, is an Orthodox priest known as the "saint" of prisoners. Father Gervasios from Thessaloniki has dedicated his life to offer assistance to needy prisoners. The last 35 years he has contributed to the release of 15,200 needy prisoners, who come from 90 countries, ...

The Medal of Panagia Soumela Goes to Greek Olympian

By John Sanidopoulos 18/8/2012 The gold medal of the Panagia Soumela went to Ilias Iliadis, the Bronze medalist for Judo of the 2012 Olympics in London, by Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria. The Greek champion was at the holy shrine of Panagia Soumela in Vermio, with his father Niko, and followed the Divine Liturgy in honor of the ...