The group is linked to the right-wing nationalist Great Union Party. Their act comes a few days after Justice and Development Party deputy Şamil Tayyar called for Hagia Sophia to be reconverted into a mosque, in retaliation for Trump’s decision.
A hierarch of the Greek Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, has commented on state policies resulting in the sharp decline in the number of parish clergy in Greece, which he argues is deliberate.
A prayer “For our impious, godless, and faithless rulers…” is being raised up in the Divine services in the churches of the Kalavryta Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church. The ever-fiery and outspoken Metropolitan Ambrose of Kalavryta wrote of the prayer in an open letter to the Greek Minister of Health Pavlos Polakis.
House of Assembly deputies passed the Domestic Partnership Act on Friday which grants a number of legal rights to same-sex couples under the title of “domestic partnerships” while defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman. The new act also does not invalidate same-sex marriages that took place after the court’s ruling.
Like those who ridiculed the prophet Noah, “[t]he area neighbors thought they were dreamers and would start something that would never be completed,” but now those same neighbors, “many of whom are not Orthodox, are making their own donations, asking for prayers and helping with the construction.”
"I am convinced that the Russian Orthodox Church’s recognition of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church would put an end to the present tragic division of Orthodox, which we all sincerely desire."
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro (Serbian Orthodox Church), administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South and Central America, made his first canonical visit to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Villa Nueva, Guatemala last week.
The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has adopted a new law combating domestic violence, including forced abortions, taking into account the recently-articulated position of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO).