Tag: Church of Greece

The Fear of Tomorrow in Religious Education in Greece
Education and Academia

The Fear of Tomorrow in Religious Education in Greece

Over the past several decades in the Greek region, a discernible decline has been observed in both the enthusiasm and substantive content associated with religious studies within the modern school system, a trend persisting today. The curricula, established over half a century ago, have been notably centered on Orthodox-based teachings, ethical considerations, and biblical narratives,…

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The Things That Are God’s and the Things That Are Caesar’s
Gender and Sexuality, Public Life

The Things That Are God’s and the Things That Are Caesar’s On the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Greece

One of the temptations invariably plaguing priests and preachers as they proffer declarations and proclamations is the tendency to offer solutions to  non-existent dilemmas, providing answers to questions nobody is asking or addressing the wrong audience. Which is why it is hardly surprising that various Orthodox hierarchs and circles feel the need to express disproportionate…

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Yoga and Orthodoxy
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Yoga and Orthodoxy

ελληνικά | Română | српски In the wake of advice disseminated earlier this month across a variety of Greek media channels that the practice of yoga can be helpful to manage anxiety provoked by COVID-19, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece felt compelled to make an official declaration that the practice of yoga…

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The Greek Orthodox Church Meets Secularization
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

The Greek Orthodox Church Meets Secularization

Since the establishment of the Modern Greek state (1830), the Greek Orthodox Church has functioned more or less as one of the (perhaps the most important) institutions of the state and continues to enjoy certain symbolic and other privileges (“prevailing religion”) granted by the Constitution. The progressively-closer dependence of the Church on the state, especially…

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