Orthodox Catholic Church

Istanbul residents throng to Greek Church to make wish

Hundreds of Istanbul residents flocked to a Greek-Orthodox church on Dec. 1, just like the first day of each month, to make wishes in the hope for them to come true.

People of all faiths come in scores to visit the Ayın Biri Kilisesi, which literally means the "Church of the First Day of the Month" in English, to make a wish.

Editorial Ta Nea: Modernisation of the Church

Sensitisation to the environment and climate change is now one of the main programmes of the Archdiocese of Athens and of Metropolitanates (bishoprics), as Ta Nea reports today.

The initiatives taken by the Metropolitan bishops of the Orthodox Church of Greece regarding the management of one of the most important issues preoccupying the whole world are certainly laudable.

Religion, rights, and geopolitics on Vartholemos’ US visit, meetings with Biden, Blinken, Pelosi

By George Gilson

When Greek Orthodox Archbishop Athenagoras of America was elected Ecumenical Patriarch - the first among equals with a coordinating role in Eastern Orthodox Church, which is said to have 300 million faithful worldwide) - in 1948, he travelled to Istanbul, Turkey, for his enthronement on the presidential aeroplane of US President Harry Truman.

Tempest in a teapot: The attacks on Archbishop Elpidophoros and foreign policy stunts

By George Gilson

Those who are at all familiar with the Eastern Orthodox Church are well aware that Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis) of America long before becoming leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in the US was one of its most eminent and respected hierarchs.

Metropolitan bishop of Dimitrias demands that his priests be vaccinated or have a weekly self-test

Metropolitan Ignatios of Dimitriada (Volos) is widely considered one of the most moderate and open-minded bishops of the Orthodox Church of Greece.

The son of a priest who himself was for years a priest in the diocese of Piraeus, Ignatios became known widely from his weekly Sunday television show Arhontariki where he discussed spiritual and social issues with guests.

Montenegrin PM, Ex-Police Chief Spar over Church Protests

Montenegrin PM Zdravko Krivokapic (left) with police officials. Photo: Government of Montenegro

Krivokapic filed his criminal complaint against Veljovic on Wednesday for calling on police officers to support protests during the Orthodox Church ceremony in Cetinje, the old royal capital of Montenegro