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Church of Greece Holy Synod Decides Priests Should Remain on State Payroll

The Church of Greece Hierarchy on Friday decided to continue dialogue with the State on the proposed changes to the church/state relationship, but it took...

Church of Crete Criticizes Proposed Deal on Changes to Church, State Relations

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Education Minister Kostas Garvroglou The Holy Synod of the Church of Crete on Saturday came out against the proposed deal concerning...

Tsipras Pledges to Hire 10,000 Public Servants Following Church Agreement

In an interview with Greece's Alpha TV, the country's Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, said that the proposed agreement between the government and the Church...

Orthodox Clergy Oppose Agreement Between Church and State

Senior members of the Greek Orthodox Church expressed their opposition to the historic agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All...

Tsipras, Archbishop Ieronymos Announce New Agreement Between Church and State

A new agreement between the Church of Greece and the Greek State was announced on Tuesday. This agreement followed a meeting between the Archbishop...

Greek PM Tsipras Proposes Separation of Church and State

A series of constitutional amendments were proposed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, speaking before the SYRIZA parliamentary group on Wednesday. Included in these...

Rift Grows: Church of Russia Prohibits Pilgrimage to Mount Athos after Schism

The Orthodox Church of Russia has issued a decision prohibiting Russian pilgrims from visiting Mount Athos in Greece. This order follows the recent interruption...

Greece’s Highest Court Confirms Church Must Pay Tax for Rented Property

The Council of State on Wednesday decided that the obligatory property tax on Church of Greece rental properties is correct. With three separate decisions (1731-1733/2018), Greece's...

Why There Are as Many Chapels and Churches on Mykonos as There Are Families

When you think of Mykonos you think of one of the most popular party islands of the Greek islands, The truth of the matter...

‘Miracle’ Cures Paralyzed Woman at Greek Orthodox Church (photos)

The congregation in a Greek Orthodox church have spoken of a 'miracle' as they witnessed a wheelchair-bound woman getting to her feet after a...

African King Baptized into Greek Orthodox Church on Mount Athos

Every baptism is a happy occasion but a recent ceremony in the religious enclave of Greece's Mount Athos was a little extra special. A tribal...

FYROM Church Drops ‘Macedonia’ Name, Seeks to Join Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Orthodox Christian church of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has applied to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate under the name 'Archbishopric of...

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