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Published .
Written in English


  • Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados.,
  • Church and state -- Greece.,
  • Greece -- Politics and government.

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Statementby George Dan Kent.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 466 leaves
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18274171M

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Tracing the political history of the Greek Orthodox Church as it emerged from the Ottoman period in a newly independent Greece, the author of this edition focuses on the period of revolution from to It was during this era that the Orthodox Church as it presently exists was formed. The author begins with a brief history of the Church from under the rule of the sultans and. Greek Orthodox Church The religion of Greek people is an important aspect of the Greek culture and 98% of the Greek population are Christian Orthodox. The religion of rest of the population is Muslims, Catholic, and Jewish. The highest concentration of Orthodox Christians remains in . Orthodox Churches, like most religious bodies, are inherently political: they seek to defend their core values and must engage in politics to do so, The Orthodox Church of Greece. emphasizing three key modes of resistance to the influence of (Western) liberal values: Nationalism (presenting themselves as protectors of the national being.   The Russian Orthodox Church has had strong political influence over the country for nearly 1, years. In , Prince Vladimir made it the official language of Russia. By , the Byzantine Empire had fallen and in , Moscow became the patriarch. The Church, however, continued to involve the head of state in religious-administrative affairs.

At first glance, it seems to be an easy task. Aside from the spiritual influence of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on Greece, the Greek Orthodox Autocephalous Church, founded in , is constitutionally recognized as the dominant, established church of the Greek state.   Greek Orthodox clergy walk through the streets of Athens. (Photo byJolene Latimer/GroundTruth) Makris says that a major problem, especially for younger Greeks, is that the Church’s theological teachings feel antiquated. “For many people, theologically the Orthodox Church . This volume examines the politics of Orthodox Churches in Southeastern Europe, emphasizing three key modes of resistance to the influence of (Western) liberal values: Nationalism, Conservatism, and Intolerance. Cases include all the Orthodox Churches of the region. the Orthodox Church of Greece by presenting a basic framework for analysis. Specifically, the paper explores EU-related changes and adaptation of the Orthodox Church in Greece, at the following levels: structure of organization, transnational activities, church policies, and church discourse. (Work in progress. Please do not quote without.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, with its headquarters located in the City of New York, is an Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox. In , at the Council of Florence, some Orthodox hierarchs from Byzantium as well as Metropolitan Isidore, who represented the Russian Church, signed a union with the Roman Church, whereby the Eastern Church would recognise the primacy of the r, the Moscow Prince Vasili II rejected the act of the Council of Florence brought to Moscow by Isidore in March The cultural roots of both Byzantine and modern Greece cannot be separated from Orthodoxy. Therefore, it was natural that in all Greek Constitutions the Orthodox Church was accorded the status of the prevailing religion. In the 20th century, during much of the period of communism, the Church of Greece saw itself as a guardian of Orthodoxy. Many traditionally Orthodox Christian countries—Greece as one example and Russia as another—are not, in many Americans’ eyes, great examples of how political states should be run. So, given that these are traditionally Eastern Orthodox Christian countries, and again not thought of as being great political examples for many Americans and.