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Abbot shoots man who asked to be paid for works at monastery

A abbot shot and injured a 45-year-old man when the latter asked to be paid for works at the monastery in Oinoi, north-western Attica. The perpetrator was arrested and so was his victim as the first had filed a lawsuit against him. The 45-year-old man had gone to the monastery …

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Ecumenical Patriarch, Greece protest disco event at historical Sumela Monastery in Turkey

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Greek Foreign ministry sharply protested footage showing a Turkish band dancing to electronic music at the historical Greek Orthodox Monastery Sumela in northern Turkey. The Ecumenical Patriarch sent a complaint to Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy where he described the performance as “an …

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Monastery on Aigina in quarantine after 16 nuns tested positive to Covid-19

Greece’s Civil Protection ordered the closure to public of the Monastery of Agios Nektarios on the island of Aigina after sixteen nuns were tested positive to Covid-19. The Monastery will remain closed to pilgrims for 15 days, from Friday, August 13, until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, the …

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One nun dies, 24 others infected with Covid-19 in Monastery in NE Greece

One nun died and another 24 have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in a monastery in Alexandorupolis, north-eastern Greece. The Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Monastery in Makri was placed under quarantine. One of the nuns reportedly experienced a rapid deterioration of her health condition on Friday and died …

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8 coronavirus cases in Mt Athos, Monastery in quarantine

At least eight confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded since Sunday night in a single monastery of Mount Athos. Authorities have placed the Monastery of St. Paul in quarantine on Monday morning. While the majority of infected monks has reportedly mild symptoms, one monk was transferred outside the Monk’s Republic …

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Precious icons stolen from Epirus monastery allegedly auctioned in gallery abroad

Two precious icons that are allegedly stolen from church and monasteries in Epirus, western Greece, have been auctioned by a private gallery in Europe, local media reported. According to epiruspost, “two of the hundreds of icons stolen from the churches and monasteries of Epirus between 2000 and 2010 were put …

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Monastery opens its gates to host vulnerable Syrian refugees

A monastery will open its gates and host asylum-seekers, single parent families from Syria, consisting of 50-60 women and children. It is one of the two monasteries the Metropolis of Ilia opens for vulnerable groups of refugees. First negative reactions by locals already are being heard. The refugees are expected …

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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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Greek FM in Cyprus court over legal battle with Kykkos monastery

“Even the Turks have treated us better than this,” Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said expressing his dismay about the attorney representing the Kykkos Monastery before the court in Nicosia on Monday. The monastery has taken the Greek state to court over an 8,000-squater-meter land plot where the Greek state …

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