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Bishop on a tractor blesses locals in flood-stricken areas (video)

A Bishop was seen blessing flood victims in Megala Kalyvia village from a tractor in a small village in central Greece, a region that flooded following two days of unprecedented rainfall. Residents of Megan Kalyvia, a village submerged in tons of water, saw Bishop Chrysostomos of Trikki on a tractor …

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Greece submits Pre-Christian blessing custom to UNESCO

The Culture Ministry has submitted a request to UNESCO to inscribe a traditional Greek custom blessing the bounty of the land on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, it announced on Thursday. Polysporia is an ancient custom practiced across many parts of the country until the very late 19th century, with …

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Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, “blesses” a medical cannabis shop

The Archbishop of Crete, Irinaios, broke a taboo. He blessed the opening of a medical cannabis shop on the island of Crete. Even if medical cannabis has nothing do with the drug the Greek orthodox Church normally does not even want to hear the word. Archbishop Irinaios has reached the …

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