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Greek Priest Expels Mask-less Churchgoers

A Greek priest expelled several faithful who were not wearing masks from the church of  Agios Nikolaos in Flario, Kalamata, during a liturgy on Christmas Day. "Play objector in your home, not here," were the caustic words of the priest who...

Church of Greece: Yoga is Incompatible with Christian Faith

The Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has decided that yoga has no place in the life of Christians because it is a fundamental part of the religion of Hinduism. The official decision was taken on Tuesday during...

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 regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The Church of Greece decided to curtail all weekday services,...

Holy Synod of the Church of Greece Rules "Abortion is Murder"

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in Greece ruled on Tuesday that it considers abortion to be murder and cannot accept the practice. The Holy Synod, chaired by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, is the highest authority...

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 cremation as "contrary to the Church's principles, traditions and customs." The leaflet addressed ''To The People''...

Greek Holy Synod Recognizes Orthodox Church Of Ukraine

The Church of Greece decided on Saturday to recognize the autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), making it the first of the Eastern Orthodox churches to take such a step. Formal recognition will take place on October 19 in Thessaloniki,...

Greek Government Insists State Decides on Clergy Payroll

The Prime Minister's office responded to the decisions of the Church of Greece Holy Synod on Friday stating that only the State can decide on the clergy payroll issue, and that dialogue will continue. "The Holy Synod of the Hierarchy...

Church of Greece Holy Synod Decides Priests Should Remain on State Payroll

The Church of Greece Hierarchy on Friday decided to continue dialogue with the State on the proposed changes to the church/state relationship, but it took a stand against its priests being removed from the state payroll. The long meeting of the...

Greece has Highest Percentage of Priests in Europe

Greece has the most priests in Europe in proportion to its population, with the recent economic crisis pushing more young Greeks to see the priesthood as a job, a Kathimerini newspaper report says. The majority of Greeks are deeply religious...

Greece to Hire 10,000 Public Servants in Place of Clergy

The Greek State will hire 10,000 employees in order to fill the places of the equivalent number of clerics who will no longer be public servants after a verbal agreement made between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of...