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Greek Parliament adopts Constitutional revisions proposed by Gov’t

With the absolute majority of 151 votes, Article 3 of the Greek Constitution regarding the relations between the Greek Church and the State will be revised by the next Parliament that will emerge from the next elections. The proposal tabled by SYRIZA would abolish the reference to the dogma of …

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Do My Tama: Greek-Orthodox e-shop for oblations to Saints from afar

Technology in the service of Greek Orthodoxy. This must be the ideal e-shop for the Greek Orthodox Christians around the world. Startup Do My Tama offers the possibility that they fulfill their oblation to a saint even if they are far away. Using a user-friendly interface, the Greek Orthodox Christian …

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Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos agree on Joint Fund for Church Property exploitation

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of Greek Orthodox Church Archbishop Ieronymos met on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the crucial Constitutional Revision. The poilitical and spiritual leaders of Greece agreed to set up a Joint Fund for the Exploitation of Church Property. Furthermore, they seem to have agreed on the …

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Ecumenical Patriarchate grants Autonomy to Ukrainian Church, risks Moscow ties

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to terminate the effect of its tomos issued 300 years ago and entitling the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv. With this move, the Ecumenical Patriarchate takes the first step towards the Autonomy of the Ukrainian Church and …

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Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens agree to a company to exploit Church properties

New era in relations between the atheist left-wing government and the Church of Greece? A secret meeting between Prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymus II took place on Wednesday, October 3, newspaper Ethnos revealed on Sunday. Top on the agenda was the issue of Church properties and how to …

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Fresh tension between Moscow and Athens over visas to Russian Orthodox priests

A fresh tension sparked in the relations between Greece and Russia after Russian Orthodox priests claimed that they have been denied visas. Moscow said it was waiting for a clarification on the issue by the Greek side. Athens replied with a sharp statement in which it accused the former ally …

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Greek gov’t is considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA is allegedly considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn, most likely in November. According to ‘secure’ information by the Sunday edition of newspaper Eleftheros Typos, the ruling left-wing party is hurrying up to close as many fronts as possible, both internal and external and implement …

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Local fraudster cheats tourists demanding entrance fee for cave Church by Chania

Police in Chania, Crete, arrested a 39-year-old man for cheating foreign tourists and demanding a fee for entrance to a church.  The local resident of Chania would stand outside the cave church of Agia Sophia by Topolia village in South Kissamos. He would approach foreign tourists who were unaware that …

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Church bells in Kalavryta to ring in mourning over Macedonia deal

The hardliner Metropolit of Kalavryta and Aigialia,  Amvrosios, has ordered the churches to ring the bells in mourning until Saturday, when Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and his FYROM counterpart, Zoran Zaef will sign the Macedonia Agreement. The bells will ring in mourning every morning from 11:00 am to 11:15 …

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Agia Theodora Church in Vasta: Religious miracle or natural wonder?

An amazing little stone church with 17 big trees and several other smaller have grown on its roof. The church of  Saint Theodora – Agia Thodora of Vasta –  considered as one of the most beautiful and most unique churches in the world, and has been registered in the Guinness …

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen! Greek Easter traditions (videos)

Holding the white candles of Pascha, millions of Greeks flocked to churches short before midnight Saturday to celebrate Jesus Resurrection. They love to keep the centuries-old tradition even though they are not devoted faithful or even atheists. The majority of people go to church five minutes before midnight and leave …

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Anti-authoritarian group hurl fire bombs, paint at church after Amvrosios acquittal

A group of anti-authoritarians attacked a church in downtown  Athens, just hours after a court in Aigio acquitted Metropolis Amvrosios of the offense of hate speech and public incitement against gays. A group of some fifteen people wearing hoods reportedly hurled molotov cocktail bombs, stones  and paint at the walls …

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Metropolis of Santorini to legally chase US Rapper Rick Ross for filming inside a church (video)

The Holy Metropolis of Thira, Amorgos & the Islands is furious at US rapper Rick Ross for having filmed inside a Church on the island of Santorini for the purpose of a video clip thus without permission. Not that the Metropolis would have given permission for such a video clip …

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Greek Church warns of fraudsters posing as fundraisers for “burned” monasteries

The office of Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and the Archdiocese of Athens said on Saturday that they have never authorized anyone to raise money on their behalf to repair damage incurred by monasteries in the recent fires. The Archdiocese of Athens issued a statement on Saturday in response to reports that …

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