Posts Tagged ‘Greek Orthodox church’

Greek Orthodox Church declares coronavirus not transmitted by Communion

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday referring to the Covid19 coronavirus outbreak, maintaining that Holy Communion does not transmit the virus. The new, controversial statement comes after days of heated public debate in Greece about whether the Church of Greece should adopt more drastic measures to limit Read more

His Eminence Metropolitan Myron arrives in New Zealand

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

His Eminence Metropolitan Myron has arrived in New Zealand for his enthronement. He was elected Metropolitan of New Zealand by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the end of May, following the retirement of Metropolitan Amphilochios Tsoukos. Continue reading Related Posts:Cardinal prays for new Palmerston North bishop, soonTokyo archbishop bans Olympians from Catholic Read more

Turkish shepherd family protects Greek Orthodox Church for decades

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

A Turkish shepherd and his family’s protection of a Greek Orthodox church is saving it from looting and the weather. The church in northern Turkey’s Giresun province used to serve a large community. It was abandoned following the population exchange between Greece and Turkey. The exchange involved about two million people (around 1.3 million Anatolian Read more