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Does a Spoon Constitute a Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis?

By Archon Elias Damianakis* Have we lost our minds or simply succumbed to the idolatry of sentimentalism? “I’m an old woman; all I had was going...

Priest and Parishioner Detained on Chios for Violating Coronavirus Restrictions

A Greek Orthodox priest and a woman who wanted to attend church services were detained on Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Chios,...

Greece Extends Closure of Churches to April 28

A new joint ministerial decision scheduled to be issued on Thursday in Greece will allow the government to extend the period during which churches...

Autonomous Polity of Mt. Athos Extends Lockdown Until April 20

The monastic community and autonomous region of Mount Athos announced on Wednesday that it will extend its ban on all visitors, including religious pilgrims,...

Greek Churches to Offer Holy Week Liturgies– But Behind Closed Doors

A Joint Ministerial Decision of Greece's Ministries of Education and Health was published on Monday, specifying the way churches are allowed to operate between April...

Archbishop Ieronymos Hospitalized to Undergo Cardiac Pacemaker Surgery

The Archdiocese of Athens issued a statement on Saturday morning, informing the public that the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II has...

Archbishop Ieronymos Urges People to Stay at Home in Address to the Nation

Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece, addressed the nation on Friday afternoon in a televised message broadcasted by Greece's...

Bishop of Corfu Calls on People to Thwart Rules, Receive Communion in Churches

The string of dangerous and reckless statements by high-ranking members of the Orthodox Church of Greece seemingly have no end during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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...

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...

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,...

Church of Greece Decides to Curtail Services Amid Growing Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday afternoon, informing the public about its latest decision in...

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