October 20, 2014

Greece Supreme Court annuls verdict against Abbot Ephraim

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Source: The Voice of Russia The Greek Supreme Court has annulled a verdict against Archimandrite Ephraim, the Abbot of the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos, local media reported on Thursday. Earlier this week, Ephraim and two more people were convicted to ten months in prison for embezzlement and money laundering in Greece. In a statement on Thursday, the Supreme Court said that the … [Read more...]

Greek Church Protests Pre-Trial Detention of Abbot Ephraim

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Will the (autocephalous) Orthodox Church of Greece receive a scolding as well? (See: Εcumenical Patriarchate Denounces Russian Interference in the Ephraim Case.) Source: RIA Novosti The autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece has called for the release of Abbot Efraim, the head of the Vatopedi Monastery in Mount Athos, who is currently under arrest on real estate fraud charges, the … [Read more...]

Εcumenical Patriarchate Denounces Russian Interference in the Ephraim Case

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The Vatopedi land deal (see: Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds) has resulted in the arrest and detainment of the Abbot of the Monastery of Vatopaidi Ephraim. It has also exacerbated tensions between Constantinople and Moscow. Constantinople was silent on the matter while Moscow was unequivocal in its condemnation of the arrest which they view as unnecessary and unjust. Constantinople broke it silence … [Read more...]