Athens, April 8, 2015
The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has made a statement in connection with the fact that shoes with a depiction of the Holy Cross on the soles has entered the market in Greece, reports the Romfea portal.
The footgear with the Cross on its soles must disappear from the market – this demand has been put forward in the statement of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece.
The Synod has stated that such use of an image of the Holy Cross “is a sheer blasphemy, outrage upon and violation of the sanctity of the Expiatory Symbol of our Orthodox faith”.
The Synod has also expressed its “discontent, protest and loathing in connection with this blasphemous action committed, furthermore, on the great days of the Holy Week, and the Synod is requiring removal of the above-mentioned footwear from sale”.
It should be noted that the Synod has issued this statement and expressed its protest following the publication in the internet of the photographs advertising shoes with the Cross pictured on them.