Category Archives: Greece

Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida: “The governement is deliberately reducing the number of parish priests”

December 13, 2017. A hierarch of the Greek Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, has commented on state policies resulting in the sharp decline in the number of parish clergy in Greece, which he argues is deliberate, reports AgionOros. “When the crisis began, the authorities established that in place of ten retiring state employees (including priests), only one new […]

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Orthodox Greek hierarch calls religious education program discriminative against Church

November 2, 2017. Greek hierarchs are continuing their protest against the new religious education textbooks being introduced into the Greek school system. Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Symi of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has termed the new books “illegal and unconstitutional,” reports AgionOros. According to the bishop, the government’s decision is “a manifestation of injustice to the Orthodox Greeks.” The new textbooks aim […]

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Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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Muslim refugees on island of Lesbos terrifying and driving out Orthodox Christians

July 22, 2017. Several clashes have broken out in recent days at Lesbos Island’s Moria Camp for refugees, with Greek authorities arresting 35 Muslim rioters who threw large rocks at police officers and set fire to tents both inside and outside the bounds of the camp. A disabled Christian was nearly burnt alive while sleeping in one of the shelters, […]

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