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Greek Holy Synod: Yoga Incompatible with Christianity

"The practice of yoga has no place in the lives of Christians," was the announcement made by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece in response to the International Day of Yoga, which was established by the United Nations...

Peculiar Liquid Seeping from Crucified Christ Icon in Corinth, Greece

A peculiar incident has drawn attention to the small village of Aspokambos in Corinth Greece, over the last few days. According to Metropolitan Dionysios of Corinth, after the national election of January 25, an oily, sticky, odorless liquid started seeping...

Orthodox Church of Cyprus Lashes Out Against Gay Pride

The Holy Synod, the highest decision-making body of the Christian-Orthodox Church in Cyprus, made a statement lashing out against homosexuality, after activists announced the country's first gay pride festival set to take place May 31. The Holy Synod said it...

Scandals in the Greek Church Go Public

There are serious concerns within the church after a sudden outburst of scandalous reports started circulating in the press and on the internet. Scandals involving priests. The first incident to go public, included photographs of a priest who appears to...

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...

St. Andrew's Cross Heading For Russia

For the first time Saint Andrews' Cross will be transferred -  upon the approval of the Holy Synod - outside Patras and then to Russia, on the occasion of the celebrations for the anniversary of 1025 years of the...

Patriarch of Moscow Kirill Visits Athens

“We are always by your side, I think of Greek people every day,” said Kirill I of Moscow, who is paying an official visit to Greece. His visit is of significant religious and political importance. It is the first time...

AUTH's Rehabilitation Study On Halki Restoration

The rehabilitation study for the Theological School of Halki prepared by the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, was presented on May 30 by the faculty’s working group before the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate...

Solemn Working Session of the Holy Synod in Romania

The Solemn Working Session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church was held in Patriarch Teoctist Aula Magna, chaired by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The guests to this solemn event were: His Beatitude...