Archbishop Elpidophoros gives virtual briefing on Covid-19 talks with US health secretary

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America held a Virtual Town Hall with the metropolitans of the Eparchial Synod, the Bishops and over 325 members of the national clergy in order to discuss the magnitude of the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis, his office announced on Monday.

Ban on visitors to Mount Athos monastic community extended to April 11

A ban on visitors to the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece, which was introduced on March 19 as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, has been extended through April 11. 

In view of the decision, the issuing of admission passes from the monastic community's offices in Ouranoupoli and Thessaloniki will be suspended until further notice. 

Mitsotakis orders closure of all churches, places of worship after church’s restrictive measures

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tonight ordered the closure of all churches and places of worship of all denominations.

Mitsotakis announced the decision via his Twitter account straight on the heels of a decision of the Orthodox Church of Greece to severely restrict services but to keep conducting an abbreviated Sunday Divine Liturgy between 8am and 9pm.