Category Archives: Greece

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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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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