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Diocese of Thessaloniki Ordains the City’s First African Deacon

Father George (Georgios), the first African deacon in the known history of the city’s diocese, was ordained a Deacon by Thessaloniki’s bishop Anthimos recently. Father George, who...

Corfu Island Honors Its Patron Saint Spyridon With Splendid Ceremonies

The Greek island of Corfu (Kerkyra) honors the memory of its Patron Saint Spyridon on December 12 each year. Thousands of faithful Christians have already...

Church of Greece Says Will Deny Funeral Services to the Cremated

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece issued a leaflet on Wednesday, in which it expresses its strong opposition to the practice of...

Archbishop Ieronymos Offers Help to Homeless Greek Couple

The Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos offered to cover the accommodation costs of the elderly couple which has been made homeless and...

Greek Orthodox Clerics Refuse Burial Services for Cremated Individuals

The Orthodox Metropolis of Thiva and Livadia in central Greece earlier this week denounced  cremation and threatened to refuse burial services for those opting...

The History of Dionysius the Areopagite, the Patron Saint of Athens

October 3rd is the day the Orthodox Christian Church commemorates Saint Dionysius the Areopagite, the patron saint of the city of Athens, who is...

Controversial Greek Orthodox Bishop Ambrosios Resigns

The bishop of Kalavryta and Aegialeia Ambrosios announced on Sunday morning that he is resigning from his post. Speaking during Sunday's service in the church...

Cypriot Bishop Provokes Anger with Views on Homosexuality and Abortion

A bishop from Cyprus caused controversy this week with his statements on homosexuality and abortion, forcing the government and the head of the church...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Scraps Plan to Loosen State – Church Ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis assured Archbishop Ieronymos on Tuesday that his government will not implement the agreement forced through by the previous leftist...

US Ambassador Pyatt Meets Elpidophoros, New Archbishop of America

American Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt met with the newly-elected Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros in Athens on Monday afternoon. With a picture of the...

Greek Priest Accused of Asking Godparent To Declare Sexuality

A priest from the suburb of Maroussi in northern Athens allegedly asked a woman to sign an official declaration recently stating that she had...

Greek Orthodox Church Synod Rejects Deal to Cut Church and State Ties

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece on Tuesday rejected the deal which had been worked out between Archbishop Ieronymos and Greek Prime...

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