15 years before...



  • A Russian saint in a Greek monastery - this Sunday's Telecast "Archontariki" in the National Television

    Friday, 15 November, 2013
    On Sunday November 17th 2013, at 07:00 in the morning, in the telecast that our Metropolitan presents at the National Television: "The Archontariki", is going to be shown again the episode with title: A Russian saint in a Greek monastery". Our Metropolitan Ignatios visited the mountain Sagmata of Thiva to discuss with the Archimandrite Nektarios Antonopoulos, who is the Head monk of this very beautiful monastery of Sagmata, dedicated to the Russian doctor Saint Loukas.
  • The Holy Relic of Saint Rafail in Volos

    Sunday, 10 November, 2013
    The relic of the Saint Rafail is in the church of the Assumption of Christ since 10/11. The holy relic was delivered under the guidance of the archimandrite Iakovos Karamouzis, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Mitilini. The holy relic is programmed to return to Mitilini on Sunday 17/11.
  • The feast of the Holy Archangels in the monastery in Saint Georgios Nilias village

    Friday, 8 November, 2013
    The feast of the Holy Archangels was celebrated with great glory in the Holy Diocese of Demetrias. During the Holy Vespels the Metropolitan of the Diocese attended to the monastery of the Holy Archangels in the Saint Georgios of Nilias.
  • Meeting of the Metropolitan of the Holy Diocese with the Association of parents and friends of people with autism

    Friday, 25 October, 2013
    On Thursday 18 October, the Metropolitan of the Holy Diocese had a meeting with the Association of parents and friends of people with autism. The president of the Association Mrs Aikaterini Sarigianni thanked on behalf of the Association's members the Metropolitan for the free support of the church on law issues. The metropolitan blessed the members and guaranteed the full support of the Diocese to the acts of the Association.
  • Conference for the action of the volunteers helping the imprisoned

    Friday, 25 October, 2013
    The conference was held on Saturday 19 October 2013 in the Spiritual Center of the Holy Diocese, with aim to inform and support the volunteers of the "Imprisoned Support Association: Christ on Cross ".  
  • The new issue of the Pliroforisis contains article for dangerous worships

    Friday, 18 October, 2013
    The new issue of Pliroforisi, referring to the months September - October 2013, contains some very interesting researches related to dangerous worships. Articles: Α. Mr Lampros Skontzos, theologian, with subject: "NewPaganism, provoc and threat". Β. Mr Ioannis Milionis, professor of Computers, with subject: " Internet, sects and New Age". Γ. Fr Konstantinos Flakis, from the church of Saint Paraskevi in Volos, with subject: "Yoga, practising or spiritual growth?". Δ. Fr Vasileios Georgopoulos, Professor in the Department of...
  • Educational lab for parents and new couples

    Friday, 11 October, 2013
    The educational lab takes place in the church of the Ascension of our Lord, every Monday at 6.30 p.m. It is an effort to support the very important structure of family. Among the activities are lectures, conversations, movie views & discusion, and many more, in order to solve the problems that may come up to a family. Responsibles for the educational lab are: the Fr. Christos Chachamidis, the writer Stelios Pelasgos and the psychologist Ioanna Georgiadou. 
  • Blessing of the Cycling Section of the Athletic Association "Demetrias"

    Thursday, 10 October, 2013
    The Blessing of the Cycling Section of the Holy Diocese of Demetrias Athletic Association "Demetrias" was implemented on Saturday 12/10, in the Church of Saints Konstantinos and Helen . Before the blessing, in which the Metropolitan of our Diocese Ignatios took part, the lost treasure game was played.
  • Orthodox conference for antiheresis in Bulgaria

    Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
    On September 19-22th the 6th Meeting of the Diorthodox Religion studying took part in the holy Monastery of Saint George, in Nevrokopi of Bulgaria. The meeting was hosted by the Metropolitan of Nevrokopi Nathanail. In the meeting more than 100 participants attended, from almost all the Orthodox Churches. Our Diocese was represented by Fr Constantine Flakis and Fr Alexandros Gasits, who serve in Saint Paraskeyi of Volos city. The fathers of the Demetrias transfered the message of our Metropolitan Ignatios to the participants of the meeting and...
  • Beginning of the Sunday School

    Monday, 23 September, 2013
    On Saturday 28/9 is scheduled the beginning conference for the Sunday School. The meeting will take place in the Conference Center of the Diocese, in Melissiatika. The program of the meeting contains speeches of Fathers and teachers, in order to highlight important details for the Sunday School teachers and discussion among the divided groups of teachers. The meeting will end with the result conclusions and the message of the Metropolitan Ignatios Read the full program of the Conference (in Greek) here  
  • Nineteen Parent Schools in Diosece of Demetrias

    Monday, 23 September, 2013
    During the new Ecclesiastical year 2013-2014, nineteen Parent Schools are scheduled to function, in the following churches: 1.     Saint Nicolaos, in Volos 2.     Saints Konstantinos and Helen, in Volos 3.     Saint Dimitrios, in Volos  4.     Ascension of Christ, in Volos 5.     Saint Aikaterini, in Volos 6.     Saint Vasileios, in Volos 7.     Metamorphosis of the Saviour,...
  • Celebration of the Saint Taxiarches Monastery in mountain Pelion

    Wednesday, 4 September, 2013
    The feast of the "Chones miracle" of the Saint Archangel Michail is celebrated by the Holy Monastery of the Saint Taxiarches on Friday 6/9. According to the miracle, when pirates tried to drown the Holy Monastery of Saint Archangels in Mitilini island, by changing the route of a river, the Saint Archangel Michail created a deep moat around the monatery, accepting all the water and leaving the monastery untouched. Many miracles are recorded for the Saint Archangel Michail, making him a very beloved protector of people.
  • Birth of the Virgin Mary

    Tuesday, 3 September, 2013
    The Birth of the Holy Virgin Mary honours our Church on Sunday 8/9. In the Holy Diocese of Demetrias the following churches celebrate: A. Chapel of the Birth of Theotokos in Goritsa mountain B. Church of Theotokos Birth in Lafko village of mountain Pelion C. Birth of Theotokos Church in Fitoko village D. Holy Monastery in Saint Vlasios of mountain Pelion
  • Parish Learning Center for children and Creative Activities

    Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
    This year, at the Spiritual Center of the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul NeasIonias Volos, a new undertaking will take place for Elementary grade children called the Parish Learning Center for children and Creative Activities.  Due to the increase of requirements in today's elementary school and the lack of time for the parents to help their children, a group of teachers with the assistance of the priests have formed this Center to help the children with questions they may have or to help them understand things they may have missed.  They...
  • A historical landmark for Zagora Pilios, the consecration of the Church dedicated to the new-martyr Triantafyllos of Zagora

    Monday, 19 August, 2013
      On Sunday August 18 th His Eminence Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros Ignatius consecrated the Church of the new-martyr Triantafyllos of Zagora Pilios.  A consecration service had not been performed in Zagora for over a century.  His Eminence commended those who worked diligently to build, equip and beautify the Church with iconography.
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

    Thursday, 15 August, 2013
    The Holy Diocese of Demetrias celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Mary woth great glory. During the Holy Vespels, the Metropolitan of the Diocese attende to the church of the Annunciation of Theotokos. During the Holy Liturgy, he attended to the monastery of Panaghia Ano Ksenia.
  • Supplication Service to the Virgin Mary at the “Hill of the Diocese”

    Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
      At the Historical Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos at the "Hill of the Diocese" Pilios His Eminence officiated at the Supplication Service to the Virgin Mary.  This was a special opportunity for the Metropolis because along with the Supplication Service which was held for the first time this year, there was also a cultural event.  The purpose according to His Eminence was "to give us an opportunity for this place to speak about its history as well as an opportunity for some spiritual/cultural leisure combining worship with...
  • The feast of Holy Metamorphosis in Volos

    Tuesday, 6 August, 2013
    The feast of the Holy Metamorphosis of our Lord was celebrated with a great brilliance. The Metropolitan of Zabia and Malaoui Ioakeim and the Metropolitan of Demetrias Ignatios took part in the Holy events.
  • Feast of Saint Triantafillos

    Monday, 5 August, 2013
    On Thursday 8th August our Church honours Saint Triantafillos. The following churches celebrate in our Diocese:   a. Saint Triantafillos of Volos During the Holy Vespels the preach will be made by Archimandrite Serafeim Kontaksis. Archimandrite Chrisostomos Papadopoulos is programmed to preach during the Holy Liturgy.   b. Saint Triantafillos of Zagora village During the Holy Vespels the preach will be made by Archimandrite Christoforos Kardatzis. Fr Dimitrios Xinogalas is programmed  to preach during the Holy Liturgy.
  • Abbess Magdalene of the Birth of the TheotokosMonastery at AgiosVlasiosPilios passed away

    Saturday, 3 August, 2013
      On Saturday August 3 rd Abbess Magdalene of the Birth of the Theotokos Monastery passed away.  Her worldly name was Maria Tsourapa and she was born in Volos in 1936.  She lost her eyesight from a grenade explosion when she was a child.  At an early age she was tonsured a nun at the Monastery of Panagia Kato Xenia and in 1979 she became the Abbess of the Birth of the Theotokos Monastery at AgiosVlasiosPilios.  She was renowned for her humility, her unfeigned love towards all, her Job-like patience, her spirit of charity,...
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