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Greece to Finally Celebrate Pascha on Tuesday

For the first time ever in history, the Greek Orthodox faithful will celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on a Tuesday, instead of the traditional...

Catholic Church Changes Holy Communion Procedure

Thousands of Orthodox faithful flocked to churches on Sunday following their opening after two months of lockdown because of the coronavirus threat. Lines for Holy...

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 to Celebrate Easter Divine Liturgy at Midnight May 26

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided on Thursday that the last Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection on May 26, will be...

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...

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 Akathist Hymn: A Lyric Poem of Unparalleled Beauty Echoes in Orthodox Churches

The Akathist Hymn, which is chanted on the first five successive Fridays of Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Church, is a profound devotional poem...

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...

Moscow Queries Athens Over Russian Priests’ Visa Bias Claims

Moscow is asking Athens to clarify the Greek authorities' reported refusal to grant visas to Russian Orthodox clerics, Russia's Foreign Ministry representative Maria Zakharova has...

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...

Greek Church Hits Out at Same-Sex Foster Care

The Greek Orthodox Church leadership has said it remains opposed to same-sex foster care following Wednesday's passing of a fostering bill in the Greek parliament. The...

Greek Church ‘Respects’ Clergy’s Right to Back Macedonia Rallies

Greece's Orthodox clergy have the right to act in a "conscious, prudent and accountable" manner over protests linked to the 'Macedonia' name dispute, the...

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