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ALBANIAN AUTHORITIES VIOLATE AND DEMOLISH CHURCH

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ALBANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. ATHANASIUS DESTROYED. On August 26, 2015 at around 4 o’clock in the morning construction forces attacked and destroyed the church of St. Athanasius in Dhermi in Himara, which had recently been twice vandalized, reported the press office of the Albanian Orthodox Church. The destruction crew gave no notice and did not allow the parish faithful ... Read More »

Priština official declares he’ll “demolish church”

A recent statement by a member of the government in Priština concerning plans to demolish a Serbian Orthodox church in that town has caused reactions. The Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Eparchy of Raška and Prizren called on Tuesday Dardan Gashi’s pronouncement “an open provocation.” The Kosovo Albanian official, in charge of spatial planning, was on Monday quoted as saying by ... Read More »

FURTHER INROADS ARE BEING MADE AGAINST GREECE’S ORTHODOX IDENTITY

LAW BEING PREPARED IN GREECE DECLARING OFFENSIVE CERTAIN “EXPRESSIONS” FROM THE GOSPEL Athens, December 1, 2013 Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, one of leading Hierarchs of the Church of Greece, has spoken about a new bill of the Greek government banning the reading of certain “offensive” stories from the Gospel, introducing responsibility for patriotism, and legalizing same-sex “marriages”. The Greek government ... Read More »

Christians violently ousted from Church in Premeti

Orthodox Archbishop of Albania urges calmness and respect for the rule of law 22 Aug 2013 The Christian Orthodox Church of Albania has condemned the violent ousting of clergy and believers from a temple in Premeti, during the celebrations for the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the 16th of August, by private security guards and municipal authorities. Worshippers and ... Read More »

Metropolitan Demands that Golden Dawn Clarifies its Neo-Pagan Stance

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In a recent long announcement, Metropolitan Serapheim of Piraeus spoke about the Neo-Pagan character and sympathies of the extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn. Within his declaration, he called upon Golden Dawn leaders to clarify exactly what their position was regarding Christianity and the Church. In forcefully expressing himself, he highlighted his concern regarding the reinstitution  of a deceased religion which ... Read More »