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Abstaining From Sex Is Part of Fasting

Nearly every known denomination features certain periods during which the faithful are obliged to follow certain rules, abstain from certain food, from any lusts of the flesh, and avoid temptation in general. The Greek Orthodox Church also prescribes certain fasting...

Clean Monday and It's Traditional Observance

By John Sanidopoulos* - Clean Monday -Καθαρή Δευτέρα in Greek- refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. The entire first week of Great Lent is often referred to as "Clean Week," and it is customary to go...

Greek Inspirations on St. Valentine's Day

If love could be defined, then it would contain the most intense and vitalizing feeling, but also the most oppressive one, as it requires a positive response in order to be fulfilling. From Plato, who mentions in his Symposium...

First Greek Crematorium to Open in Volos

The first crematorium in Greece is planned for the city of Volos, Central Greece. The legal framework allowing the creation of crematoria has already been unanimously passed by the Greek parliament, while the required joint ministerial decision and presidential decree have...

Ancient Greece's 5,160 Original Names

Have you ever wondered how many different names there are in use today all over the world? We may not have the answer, but know for sure that there were 5,160 original names in ancient Greece. At least, this...

Standing Holy Synod to Control Church Property

With an Amendment brought to Parliament by ministers Yannis Stournaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Michalis Chryssochoidis, all matters relating to the management and use of Greek Orthodox Church property will be governed from now on by Regulations issued...

Greeks Relying on Church Food Banks

Mission, supported by the Greek Orthodox Church is organizing food banks at the church of Agii Apostoli in central Athens. Every day more and more Athenians are queuing to receive food. According to euronews, the Greek Orthodox church supported Non-governmental Organisation...

Greek Holy Synod's Proclamation in Support of Marriage

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church addressed a call to the Greek people to preserve the cohesion of the family by following Christian principles. In a recent proclamation, the Holy Synod has made it clear that it...

Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Against Greek Church and Metropolitans

  A new video has gone public, showing Golden Dawn’s first in charge, Nikos Michaloliakos, commenting on some Metropolitans of the Greek Orthodox Church in particular. This video was among those that were seized by anti-terrorism officers, from the personal...

Greek Church Interferes with School Book Contexts

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church decided to interfere with school book contexts, and the Ministry of Education requested an appointment between a Church representative, and the Editorial Committee of the Pedagogical Institute. According to the report by...