Christmas tree missing in gloomy Athens

People wait to be served food at a soup kitchen organised by the Greek Orthodox Church in Athens last week. Picture: AP Source: AP

PHILIP PANGALOS, ATHENS From: The Times 28/12/2011 IN a sign of the increasingly gloomy times in austerity-stricken Greece there was no traditional Christmas tree in the heart of Athens this year. The decision not to have a tree in Syntagma Square, across from the neoclassical parliament building, was taken by the mayor in an attempt to save money ...

Candidates for the Office of Auxiliary Bishop

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America June 7, 2011 To: Venerable Hierarchs, All Reverend Clergy, Archdiocesan Trustees, Parish Councils, and Faithful of our Archdiocese Greetings and Blessings in the Name of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ! This letter serves as the official notice of our intention to ask the delegates to the upcoming 50th Archdiocese ...

Metropolitan PHILIP, Bishop THOMAS Celebrate Groundbreaking Weekend With St. George Faithful

Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America The weekend of June 4th through the 6th proved to be a joyful and historic event for the community of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Starting with the arrival of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP, His Grace Bishop THOMAS and Archdeacon Hans on Friday, June 4, a ...

Metropolitan PHILIP Addresses Historic Episcopal Assembly on First Day

EPISCOPAL ASSEMBLY - 26/5/2010 "Your Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Brother Bishops: My opening remarks this morning are taken from the Vespers of Palm Sunday, “Today the Grace of the Holy Spirit has gathered us together.” How wonderful and pleasing to God for all of us to meet and discuss ...

His Grace Bishop MERCURIUS Visits Archdiocese Headquarters

On Bright Tuesday, April 21, 2009, His Grace Vladyka MERCURIUS, the Administrator of the Moscow Patriarchal Parishes in the United States visited His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP at the Antiochian Archdiocese in Englewood, New Jersey.The occasion was a farewell visit by Vladyka MERCURIUS before he departs for Moscow to assume his new duties as the Chairman ...