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Greece’s Church calls “neurotic” those saying “Holy Communion transmits Covid-19”

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church said that those insisting that coronavirus is transmitted through the Holy Communion are “neurotic.” In a statement issued on Monday, the Holy Synod claims that it is being targeted by certain media and that the Holy Communion is not “unhealthy.” The statement …

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Holy Synod suspends daily services, weddings, baptism, keeps churches open

Following a lot of “gentle” pressure by the government, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church took a historic decision to impose several restrictions in the operation of the churches across the country and to call on vulnerable groups of the society and elderly to stay home. “Everybody should …

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Greek Orthodox Church prepares to recognize the autocephalus Church of Ukraine

Less than a week after Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a tomos of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally recognizing the Church’s independence, the Greek orthodox Church has launched the procedure needed for the recognition of the Church of Ukraine. The tomos was signed on January 5 at …

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Church of Greece requests the withdrawal of shoes

I would never thought that the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece would care about …shoes. But this is exactly what happened! Because a shoe-manufacturer brought to the market shoes bearing the symbol of the Holy Cross on their soles. In a statement the Holy Synod of the Church …

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Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted …

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