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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...

Church of Crete Decrees All Liturgies to be Celebrated Without Congregations Due to Coronavirus Fears

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Christian Church of Crete decided on Monday that all its liturgies will be conducted without congregants attending the...

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...

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