Articles | Church | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:40:33 GMT 2020-08-26T03:40:33Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Greece condemns 'reprehensible' conversion of Chora Church http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-condemns-reprehensible-conversion-of-chora-church

A decision by Turkish authorities to re-convert the Byzantine Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora into a mosque is “completely reprehensible,” the Greek Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:56:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greece-condemns-reprehensible-conversion-of-chora-church 2020-08-21T10:56:02Z
Presidential decree issued to turn Chora Church into mosque http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/presidential-decree-issued-to-turn-chora-church-into-mosque

After Hagia Sophia, Turkish authorities issued a new presidential decree on Friday morning to re-convert the Byzantine Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora into a mosque.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 06:00:47 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/presidential-decree-issued-to-turn-chora-church-into-mosque 2020-08-21T06:00:47Z
Elpidophoros delivers unifying message at DNC http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/elpidophoros-delivers-unifying-message-at-dnc

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivered a benediction on the third day of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, urging listeners to “fight against injustice, inequality and hatred.”

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 05:20:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/elpidophoros-delivers-unifying-message-at-dnc 2020-08-20T05:20:00Z
Church will abide by safety measures, says Archbishop http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/church-will-abide-by-safety-measures-says-archbishop

The Greek orthodox Church will fully implement the social distancing and safety rules announced by the government to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos said on Tuesday.

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 07:31:26 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/church-will-abide-by-safety-measures-says-archbishop 2020-08-05T07:31:26Z
US envoy to Turkey visits Halki seminary http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-envoy-to-turkey-visits-halki-seminary

US Ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, on Thursday visited on Thursday the Chapel of the Holy Trinity at Halki, where the Theological School is located.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:40:19 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/us-envoy-to-turkey-visits-halki-seminary 2020-07-31T05:40:19Z
Panagia Soumela monastery to reopen for church service http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/panagia-soumela-monastery-to-reopen-for-church-service

A church service will be conducted on the holiday of the Dormition (or the Assumption) of the Virgin Mary (August 15) at the Monastery of Panagia Soumela in Turkey, which has reopened after five years of renovations, the Ecumenical Patriarch announced on Wednesday.

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:34:47 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/panagia-soumela-monastery-to-reopen-for-church-service 2020-07-29T16:34:47Z
Holy Synod urges churches, monasteries to adhere to health rules http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/holy-synod-urges-churches-monasteries-to-adhere-to-health-rules

The Holy Synod, the ruling body of the Greek Orthodox Church, said on Tuesday it had renewed its call to churches and monasteries to follow the strict guidelines issued by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus ahead of two major religious holidays.

Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:40:48 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/holy-synod-urges-churches-monasteries-to-adhere-to-health-rules 2020-07-28T13:40:48Z
Woman asked to leave church service for wearing mask http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/woman-asked-to-leave-church-service-for-wearing-mask

A 74-year-old woman was asked to leave a religious service near Kozani, in northern Greece, for wearing a face mask for coronavirus protection, according to reports on Monday.

Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:28:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/woman-asked-to-leave-church-service-for-wearing-mask 2020-07-27T12:28:25Z
Trump expresses ‘dissatisfaction’ over Hagia Sophia conversion, report says http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/trump-expresses-dissatisfaction-over-hagia-sophia-conversion-report-says

US President Donald Trump expressed his “strong dissatisfaction” with a decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque, state-run news agency ANA reported.

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 06:00:50 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/trump-expresses-dissatisfaction-over-hagia-sophia-conversion-report-says 2020-07-24T06:00:50Z
Archbishop Ieronymos says July 24 will be a ‘day of mourning’ http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-ieronymos-says-july-24-will-be-a-day-of-mourning

Greece’s Archbishop Ieronymos described July 24, when Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia will open for worship as a mosque, as a “day of mourning” for Christians and invited the faithful to a service on the same day in Athens’ Cathedral.

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:54:36 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-ieronymos-says-july-24-will-be-a-day-of-mourning 2020-07-21T13:54:36Z
Elpidophoros thanks Biden for call of support over Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elpidophoros-thanks-biden-for-call-of-support-over-hagia-sophia

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America on Friday expressed his gratitude for a call from Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden “expressing his support of our Ecumenical Patriarchate, and his solidarity with our cause to maintain the status quo for Hagia Sophia.”

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 13:55:31 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/elpidophoros-thanks-biden-for-call-of-support-over-hagia-sophia 2020-07-17T13:55:31Z
Orthodox, Catholic Archbishops ‘lament’ Turkish decision on Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/orthodox-catholic-archbishops-lament-turkish-decision-on-hagia-sophia

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, said on Wednesday they “lament and decry” the decision of the Turkish government to change the status of Hagia Sophia and re-convert it into a mosque.

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:15:56 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/orthodox-catholic-archbishops-lament-turkish-decision-on-hagia-sophia 2020-07-15T15:15:56Z
Erdogan, Trump and Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/erdogan-trump-and-hagia-sophia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not a man who listens to others. He does what he thinks is right, either because that is what his heart and mind dictate, or because it serves him politically.

Tue, 14 Jul 2020 18:59:13 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/erdogan-trump-and-hagia-sophia 2020-07-14T18:59:13Z
Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogan-declares-hagia-sophia-a-mosque-after-turkish-court-ruling

President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul's Hagia Sophia open to Muslim prayer as a mosque on Friday after a top court ruled that the ancient building's conversion to a museum by modern Turkey's founding statesman was illegal.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:43:09 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erdogan-declares-hagia-sophia-a-mosque-after-turkish-court-ruling 2020-07-10T17:43:09Z
Russian Orthodox Church says regrets decision over Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/russian-orthodox-church-says-regrets-decision-over-hagia-sophia

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday said it regretted that a Turkish court did not take its concerns into account when ruling that Istanbul's Hagia Sophia being a museum was unlawful, the TASS news agency reported.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:04:39 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/russian-orthodox-church-says-regrets-decision-over-hagia-sophia 2020-07-10T14:04:39Z
Church-state relations to be discussed in meeting with minister http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/church-state-relations-to-be-discussed-in-meeting-with-minister

The relationship between the Church and state will be discussed during a meeting of a special committee for the study and resolution of issues of concern to the Church of Greece. 

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:52:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/church-state-relations-to-be-discussed-in-meeting-with-minister 2020-07-10T12:52:00Z
Patriarch issues warning over Hagia Sophia http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/patriarch-issues-warning-over-hagia-sophia

In a stern message on Tuesday, the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios said any conversion of the former Orthodox cathedral of Hagia Sophia into a mosque “will turn millions of Christians around the world against Islam” and expressed hope that “wisdom and reason ultimately prevail.”

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:12:18 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/patriarch-issues-warning-over-hagia-sophia 2020-07-01T12:12:18Z
President hails Elpidophoros’ message against racism http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/president-hails-elpidophoros-message-against-racism

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou stressed the importance of the contribution made by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America in the protection of human rights and the condemnation of racism and discrimination in a phone call on Tuesday, according to her official Twitter account.

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:00:25 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/president-hails-elpidophoros-message-against-racism 2020-06-09T19:00:25Z
Archbishop Elpidophoros joins protest march in Brooklyn http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-elpidophoros-joins-protest-march-in-brooklyn

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joined a protest march over the killing of Louisville EMT Breonna Taylor, in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 05:24:18 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/archbishop-elpidophoros-joins-protest-march-in-brooklyn 2020-06-04T05:24:18Z
Holy Synod defends Holy Communion, decries yoga http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/holy-synod-defends-holy-communion-decries-yoga

The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece rebuffed a call issued this week by the Istanbul-based Patriarch Vartholomaios for a dialogue between Orthodox churches regarding Holy Communion in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, while also denouncing yoga, which has been recommended by various bodies and groups as a way to relieve stress during the pandemic.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 19:00:39 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/holy-synod-defends-holy-communion-decries-yoga 2020-06-03T19:00:39Z