SHORTAGE OF GRAVE PLOTS REVIVES CREMATION CONTROVERSY IN GREECE

GreekReporter.com - Philip Chrysopoulos The shortage of space in graveyards along with burial costs bring back the controversial issue of cremation in Greece. At the moment, graveyards in Greece’s capital and second largest city, Thessaloniki, are overcrowded to the point where a burial is essentially leasing a grave plot for three years. After three years, relatives can pay to ...

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. ...

Elder Paisios Canonized by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Philip Chrysopoulos - 14/1/15 Elder Paisios has been canonized on Tuesday by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as he was unanimously accepted by the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church. As reported by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he is now Saint Paisios and is added in the Greek Orthodox Church Hagiology. Saint Paisios the Athonite was born Arsenios Eznepidis ...

Archbishop Ieronymos Urges SYRIZA Leader to Vote in Greek Presidential Ballot

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 Philip Chrysopoulos - 24/12/14 According to Greek media, Archbishop Ieronymos allegedly urged SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras to vote for a new President in Parliament. Tsipras visited the Dimitrios Center for Creative Activities of the Christian “Mission” where he had a 20-minute meeting with the Archbishop. Ieronymos told him that he supports consensus and understanding between political forces. During ...