Category Archives: Reaction against vandalism and desecration

Georgian Court fines condom-manufacturing company for insulting believers’ feelings

May 7, 2018. A Tbilisi City Court has fined Georgian condom company AIISA for “offend[ing] national morality and dignity” with its various packaging designs featuring images such as St. Tamar, members of the royal family, statesmen, politicians, and also Tbilisi’s “Mother of Georgia” statue, a beloved national symbol. They also blasphemously and mockingly make mention of Orthodox feast days. The […]

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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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The Holy Ascension Cathedral vandalized

February 8, 2018. On July 26th, 2017, a 20-year-old man used the spray mist to draw “Allahu Akbar” and swastika signs on the property of the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Naberezhnye Chelny, the Republic of Tatarstan. The drawings were found by parishioners next day. Having read the signs, the clergy decided to call the police. The law enforcement authorities examined […]

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Orthodox church profaned in Albania

July 18, 2017. The desecration of Orthodox churches, monasteries, and holy sites has become common practice in modern-day Albania. The latest scandal was caused by a report of the TV station Top Channel, reports AgionOros.ru. Inviting the audience to a jazz festival organized by the singer Eda Zari, the broadcast showed a music clip filmed inside an Orthodox church. The […]

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A court verdict is handed out to an assailant for starting a fire of an Orthodox cupola near a holy water source

March 28, 2017 – In March 2017, the regional (oblast) court of Lipetsk (Russia) has handed out a guilty verdict to a 24-year old resident of Engels (Saratov oblast), named Alexander Adrianov, and to an 18 year-old resident of Lipetsk Pavel Shavrin. The resident of Engels is guilty under Article 115.2 b),c) of Penal Code of Russian Federation – “Intentional […]

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