Category Archives: Greece

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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The Greek Orthodox Church continues to protest the compulsory teaching of new approaches to gender in schools

February 10, 2017 – The Greek Orthodox Church continues to protest the teaching of the “Body and identity” week in schools, in which one of the subjects is tolerance to homosexuality and transsexuality. The “thematic week”, which created numerous protests among teachers, was discussed during a session of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. The High Priesthood made […]

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Orthodox churches and homes attacked in remote Greek villages near Albanian boarder

February 6, 2017. Two churches and four houses were recently attacked by night in the Greek mountain village of Xirovalto in the Pogoni municaplity, near the Greek-Albanian border, 195 miles southwest of Thessaloniki, and other villages§ as reports pravoslavie.ru website. “We will not become slaves in our homes,” is the cry of despair of the few guards living on the […]

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Orthodox church desecrated and set on fire in Crete

December 18, 2016. Vandals set fire on a Greek Orthodox church in the Lagolio village of Crete and wrote “Allah is great”, as reports Greek reporter. Unknown perpetrators set fire to the Church of Archangel Michael in Lagolio, burning holy icons and part of the chancel. A passerby saw the fire and notified local residents who ran to put out the […]

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