Category Archives: Greece

Greece restricting visits from Russian priests

August 6, 2018. A priest of the Russian Orthodox Church has reported that he faced discrimination on a professional basis at the Greek embassy in Moscow, reports Russian Athens. The publicist, journalist, and cleric Fr. Vladimir Vigilyansky posted a letter to the Greek ambassador in Moscow on his personal Facebook page explaining the situation. According to the priest, he faced […]

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Greek prime minister to initiate process of separation of Church from State

June 26, 2018.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras intends to initiate the process of separating the Greek Orthodox Church from the Greek state and revising the relevant article of the Greek constitution, reports Russian Athens with reference to the Greek paper Kathimerini. According to the Greek publication, within the next month Tsipras will present his plan for the revision of the constitution, including […]

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Terrorist attack committed at metropolis headquarters in Thessaloniki

March 7, 2018. A homemade incendiary device exploded on Tuesday night near the entrance to the building of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis in the Neapolis District of Thessaloniki, reports thestival.gr. A local resident reports hearing four loud bangs at around 3:30 in the morning. The explosion damaged the entrance to the metropolis building. A team of eight firefighters […]

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Greek hierarchs file complaints against local production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”

February 22, 2018. Two hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have called for legal action against a currently running production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Athens, citing the constitutionally-guaranteed position of the Orthodox Church in Greece and the blasphemous depiction of Jesus Christ in the theatrical show. His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has filed a motion with the prosecutor’s […]

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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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