Category Archives: Greece

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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The current government of Greece is pushing the Orthodox Church out of the education sphere

June 22, 2017 – The current Cabinet of Minister in Greece, led by Alexis Tsipras, has promised to coordinate any changes in the education system with the Greek Orthodox Church. But this is not happening in practice. Numerous government decisions are being taken without the involvement of church representatives. The Greek Orthodox Church has published a press release on the […]

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Metropolitan Chrysostom: The authorities of Greece are consciously destroying the Christian faith

May 16, 2017 – Metropolitan Chrysostom of Trikke and Stagonsk has commented the decision of the Greek parliament to eliminate Sunday as a non-working day. The Metropolitan called the bill’s initiative “yet another provocative intervention”, aimed at de-Christianizing Greece. He called that the so-called “cultural revolution” is “a degradation of human identity and the turning of people into soulless machines […]

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We were put in jail like criminals, endured with God’s help—Elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

March 27, 2017 – Archimandrite Ephraim (Kutsu), abbot of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos, and thirteen other defendants were acquitted last week in a case concerning a land exchange between the Greek government and the monastery. The case dragged on for many years and saw Elder Ephraim spending three months in jail from December 2011 to March 2012. A few […]

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