DRAMA – Metropolitan Pavlos of Drama died unexpectedly on May 2 due to a heart problem in a hospital in Thessaloniki where he was transferred in the early hours of Monday morning.
HERAKLION, Crete – Archbishop Eugenios II of Crete was solemnly enthroned on Saturday, February 5 at the Cathedral of Saint Minas in Heraklion Crete.
BOSTON – His Eminence Metropolitan of Rethymno and Avlopotamou was elected on Tuesday January 11, 2022 Archbishop of Crete by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate presided by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
BOSTON – Escorting Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his recent visit to the United States was His Eminence Metropolitan Ioustinos of Nea Krene and Kalamaria from Thessaloniki, Greece, one of the youngest, most capable, and most scholarly hierarchs of the Church of Greece.
ATHENS – The local Church of Crete has entered a new era, as the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete unanimously decided to relieve Archbishop Irineos from his duties, because of his deteriorating health.
ATHENS - Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem on Monday paid a visit to Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos, accompanied by a delegation of senior clerics from the Jerusalem Patriarchate.
ZAKYNTHOS, Greece - Defiance against orders to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has led to the suspension of 14 priests on the island of Zakynthos by Metropolitan Dionysios who had warned them.
ROME -- "I will be visiting Greece and Cyprus in the first weekend of December," Pope Francis told Argentinian news agency Telam during an interview on Friday.
ATHENS – The Holy Synod of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, presided by His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and all of Greece, met at the Inter-Orthodox Center in the Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary in Penteli and elected five new Metropolitans.
As a hard-core resistance of anti-vaxxers in Greece is preventing herd immunity against COVID-19, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos called on people not to be afraid of the vaccines and to get their shots.
ATHENS – The Church of Greece expressed itself in an encyclical of the Standing Holy Synod in the clearest and most unequivocal manner and formulation in favor of the vaccine which shields people from the coronavirus, characterizing it as a “gift that God has given us.