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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 12 and April 20, during the Orthodox Christian Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Churches will be...

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 been hospitalized and will undergo a scheduled surgery. Ieronymos went to the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center...

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 public broadcaster ERT2. Ieronymos referred to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, saying that ''we all know that...

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, as Nektarios, the Bishop of Corfu, urged people recently to lie to the state, break...

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 & Religion Ministry officials on Thursday. Their request was submitted so that they could carry on...

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 changed all of our lives in the last several days. “I stay at home because I...

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, regardless of religion or dogma, are suspended until March 30. The political leadership of the country...

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,...

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 services for an undetermined time into the future. It is noted that the Church of Crete...

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 took a forward-leaning stance on a question which has divided Greek society relating to whether...