Cypriot Diocese of Limassol offering drug rehab programs

Limassol, Cyprus, September 9, 2022     

New specialized programs treating drug addicts and their families are opening with the help of the Church in Cyprus.

The programs are under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol, who is greatly beloved and respected throughout Cyprus and beyond, and under the patronage of the Panagia, under the title Agia Skepi (Holy Protection), reports the Orthodoxia News Agency.

The Agia Skepi Counseling Station will operate in Metropolis area for drug users who want to join the therapeutic community or for people who are having trouble quitting drugs.

The staff will also offer psychological support to families who have a member in the treatment program or who needs to join the program.

In collaboration with the Diocese of Limassol, the programs will cover the areas of Limassol and Paphos, providing immediate assistance to those in need.

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Panagiotis9/14/2022 2:10 am
Orthodox Churches have no business getting involved with this matter. I take no pleasure in saying this, because I love my Greek Cypriot Brothers, and I support them 100% in their struggle against the Turks. But the truth is the truth. The primary job of Orthodox Churches are to administer and perform the Divine Liturgies, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc and to administer to the spiritual needs of Orthodox Christian Parishioners, and to spread the gospel among the faithful, and to keep them strong in the faith, and to keep them from straying from the faith. Orthodox Churches have no business getting involved with trying to treat drug addicts. No one forces them to take drugs. Why do people feel sorry for them? They do this to themselves. Many of these drug addicts are selfish people who do not take care of their children, but instead take care of getting drugs for themselves, and I am to feel sorry for them? Feel sorry for those suffering from terminal cancer. Feel sorry for elderly. Feel sorry for children born handicapped. This is who I feel sorry for. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it must be said. Glory be to our God! THOXA SI O THEOS, THOXA SI! Just my humble opinion.
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