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EU’s Greek Orthodox Head Says Church is Unfairly Accused of Tax Scandals

The Greek state keeps collecting taxes from crisis-hit citizens while wealthy Greek ship-owning families as well the Greek Orthodox Church are exempt from taxation, reports Nikolaj Nielsen for the EU Observer. The Greek Orthodox Church remains the country's largest property owner. ...

The Crisis, the Church and the Taxes

Christine Lagarde’s comments about the Greeks trying to escape their tax payments in her recent Guardian interview put her in deep diplomatic water just half a month away from the June 17 elections in Greece. Individuals and political parties both...

Crisis, Taxes and Poor Clergymen. Or Maybe Not?

In Greece during 2012, austerity measures, political and financial scandals, wage cuts and Greeks committing suicide are on the front-pages. While Greek politicians give interviews to journalists about the crisis and with the country's May 6 upcoming elections, some citizens raise...

Russian Orthodox Church Supports Debt-Hit Greece

The Russian Orthodox Church has officialy started a solidarity aid campaign to help the fellow Orthodox people in debt-crippled Greece. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has called for the gathering of donations from all orthodox churches around the...

Τhe Blessing of The Waters of Munich’s River Isar

The Greek Orthodox Church blessed the waters of the River Isar in Munich on Friday, January 6, the day of Epiphany, or Theofania. This year’s celebrations took place at the central and historical bridge of the town, Ludwigsbrücke, in...

'Vasilopita' One of the Most Inspirational Traditions of Greek Orthodox Church

One of the most beautiful and inspirational traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church is the annual family celebration of the Vasilopita. This original event which happened in Cappadocia of Caesarea in the last half of the fourth century, is...

Israel Eases Christmas Movement for Christians

The Israeli army announced Monday special measures to ease the movement of Palestinian Christians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from now till into January to allow for seasonal celebrations. The West Bank Christians will be allowed to...