I’m not a spy, I’m a man of the Church
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America was once considered a model hierarch: mild-mannered, cosmopolitan, progressive, open-minded, the spiritual descendant of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. But then shadows began to appear, certain reservations and an inexplicable climate of distrust. On the occasion of his visit to Athens, I asked if we could meet to get some answers to my questions.
Centuries-old Orthodox Rites, Tradition on Mt. Athos Face Prospect of First Supermarket
Medieval Orthodox monastic rites and traditions on Mount Athos will soon acquire yet another trapping more associated with the 20th century: a modern supermarket. The semi-autonomous monastic community located on a northern Greece promontory first emerged more than a millennia ago, yet only recently did the prospect of opening a supermarket appear. The new store […]