Category Archives: Greece

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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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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