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High-ranking clergyman caught stealing antique watch (CCTVvideo)

A storm of reactions has been caused in Turkey as a video-document shows the Grand Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Patriarchate being caught red-handed stealing a very valuable watch from an antique shop. According to turkish and Greek media information, the Great Archimandrite and Archivist of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Agathangelos Siskos, …

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Israel curbs on Orthodox Church crowds in Jerusalem for Easter draw ire

  Israeli police will curb the number of worshippers in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem for safety reasons during Orthodox Easter ceremonies on Saturday, drawing anger from church leaders who said they would not cooperate. With huge crowds expected in the cramped alleyways of the Old City, …

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Russian Church warns Archbishop Ieronymos over recognition of Ukraine autocephaly

The Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate has warned that it will break communion with the hierarchs of the Greek Church, including Archbishop Ieronymos,  if it proceeds with the recognition of the Ukranian Church autocephaly. Spokesman Vladimir Legoyda later clarified that the Russian Church will maintain relations with individual Greek …

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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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Holy Fire (Holy Light) Ceremony 2018 – Live stream from Jerusalem

Thousands of Orthodox Christians pilgrims and locals have gathered in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Saturday morning awaiting for the Holy Light or Holy Fire. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Watch Live the Holy Fire ceremony from the Tomb of …

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