Greek Church Requests Coronavirus Exception to Conduct Liturgies Behind Closed Doors

The leadership of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece requested an exemption from the coronavirus curfew measures in a letter sent to the Education...

March 25 Marks the Annunciation, A Great Feast for Orthodoxy and Hellenism

March 25 is one of the most important dates of Hellenism throughout the world since it marks both the anniversary of the Greek Revolution...
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Martyrs for the Greek Language: How the Orthodox Church Saved Greek During Ottoman Rule

The reason that the Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule is mainly due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and...

Greek Metropolitan Arrested for Defying Coronavirus Liturgy Ban

Greek police on Saturday took to custody Kythera Metropolitan Seraphim for performing a divine liturgy in church despite the government ban as a measure...

Archbishop Ieronymos on Coronavirus: ”Let’s Make Every Home a Small Church”

The Bishop of Athens and Archbishop of Greece Ieronymos II issued a statement on Friday in regard to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic which has...

Coronavirus: Mount Athos Shuts Down to Visitors To Shield Health of Monks

The all-male monastic autonomous polity of Mount Athos announced on Thursday it will not be receiving any further visitors or pilgrims until March 30,...

Greece Overrules Church, Orders Suspension of All Services to Battle Coronavirus

The Greek government overruled the powerful Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church and announced late on Monday that services in all places of worship,...

Greek Faithful Defy Coronovirus Scare to Attend Church Services

Greek Orthodox faithful attended Sunday services today despite warnings to avoid overcrowded places due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photos and videos circulated on social media...

Greek Orthodox Church Drags Its Feet in the Age of Coronavirus

As Kuwait authorities have temporarily closed mosques and changed the Muslim call to prayer to deal with the spread of coronavirus, the Greek Orthodox...

Coronavirus: PM Mitsotakis Declares Guidelines for Gatherings Also Apply to Churches

Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to the nation about the Covid19 Coronavirus pandemic in a televised message which was broadcast on Wednesday evening. The Greek Premier...

Cyprus Bans Liturgies in Crowded Churches Following Coronavirus Epidemic

Cypriot Health authorities on Tuesday ordered a ban on mass gatherings of people -- including churches -- after two cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were...

Greek Orthodox Church Declares Coronavirus Not Transmitted by Communion

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday referring to the Covid19 coronavirus outbreak, maintaining that Holy Communion...

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