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The Economist: Church and State in Greece

The relationship of Church and State is a perennial issue in Orthodox circles, especially given the exceptionally close and occasionally complicated ties…

Nov 25, 2014
Orthodox News

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God,…

Nov 05, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Turkish TV Producers Blow Up Greek Orthodox Church

Cappadocia, Turkey, has always been a favorite filming backdrop for Turkish television producers. There are many old mansions in the area that were inhabited…

Sep 24, 2014
Orthodox News

Greek Reporter: Church of Greece Revenues Drop

By Nikoleta Kalmouki During the last five years, Church of Greece revenues have decreased by 70%. Βelievers offer fewer donations, while the number of…

Sep 17, 2014
Orthodox News

Armenian Weekly: Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

The Hellenic Parliament adopted a bill (54 to 42, three abstentions) on Sept. 9 criminalizing the denial of genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

BBC: Turkey’s Religious Ghost Town

By Elizabeth Warkentin Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance clubs…

Aug 28, 2014
Orthodox News

NBC: Elderly Greek Orthodox Priest Helps Inmates Buy Their Freedom

A soft-spoken 83-year-old Greek Orthodox Priest has dedicated his life to an unusual quest: buying prison inmates their freedom. Gervasios Raptopoulos…

Aug 09, 2014
Orthodox News

$100,000 jewelry theft from Greek Orthodox Monastery in Australia

By Patrick Hatch for The Age Members of the Greek Orthodox community are in shock after more than $100,000 worth of jewellery left as gifts to the Virgin…

Jul 30, 2014
Orthodox News

5,000 People Celebrate St. Panteleimon’s Feast on a Small Greek Island

Editor’s note: Here is another report and some photographs from our correspondent in Elounda, a small village on the island of Crete. Kalimera and…

Jul 28, 2014
The Sounding

Celebrating St. Focas on a Tiny Greek Island

The following report and photographs were sent to us by a Facebook fan, an English woman who has converted to Orthodoxy and lives on the island of Crete….

Jul 26, 2014
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