01/17/2018
Author: Cristina Maza

An Orthodox priest in Russia was sentenced to 14 years in a high-security penal colony for “especially cynical” violent sexual acts with minors. The abuse took place at Orthodox youth camps in Russia and Greece between 2009 and 2013, according to local reports on Wednesday. The priest, Gleb Grozovsky, fled to Israel after police opened a […]

01/17/2018
Author: Staff

A Russian Orthodox priest has been convicted on child molestation charges and sentenced to 14 years in prison. A court in the northwestern city of Priozersk, in the Leningrad Oblast, issued the verdict and sentence against Gleb Grozovsky on January 17. The court found Grozovsky guilty of having sex with underage girls in 2011 at […]

01/12/2018
Author: Avery Lill, KDLG News

Eastern Orthodox churches across Alaska celebrated Christmas on Sunday, following the old Julian calendar. One of the holiday’s most visually striking traditions in Alaska is “slavii.” The tradition originally comes from Ukraine. Carolers bring spinning stars made of cardboard and tinsel from home to home, singing in Yup’ik, English and Slavonic. The Dillingham, Aleknagik, Portage […]

11/24/2017
Author: Theodore Kalmoukos

ARLINGTON, MA – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston in a lengthy News Release alleged “serious improprieties” by Fr. Nicholas Kastanas in a specific Bank account managed only by him. The account was called “St. Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church Homeless and Needy Fund.” The press release, in Q&A format, is in the form Questions and […]

01/10/2018
Author: Staff

ST. PETERSBURG, January 10 (RAPSI, Mikhail Telekhov) – A prosecutor has demanded a 15-year prison sentence for Russian priest Gleb Grozovsky, who stands charged with sexual abuse of children, his sister Lyubov Grozovskaya has told RAPSI. Moreover, the prosecutor asked a court to prohibit the defendant from practicing his profession for 2 years. According to […]

08/11/2012
Author: Apostolos Lakasas

Archbishop Ieronymos faces a serious challenge as the leadership of the Church of Greece appears deeply split on a range of significant issues including the role of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party and the debt-wracked country?s bailout agreement. Some of Ieronymos’s decisions appear to have been influenced by pressure from other senior clerics, a number […]

10/29/2012
Author: Matthew Boesler

Golden Dawn, the right-wing Greek political party often referred to as neo-Nazis, is ascendant on the political scene, and currently polls in third place at the national level. The party has also been engaging in intimidation and street attacks on immigrants in Greece, who they target as a part of their extremist platform – and […]


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