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  • The 1st camp period has started!

    Tuesday, 28 June, 2016
    The blessing of the 1st camp period was performed on 27/6 by the coadjutorof our Diocese, fr Damaskinos Kiametis. In the 1st period about 100 boys that finished the 3rd, 4th, 5th year of primary school are hospitalised, under the guidance of fr Kallinikos Georgakopoulos..      
  • Full agreement for the proposal of the Greek church

    Saturday, 25 June, 2016
    The members of the Church of Greece fully agreed of the changes in the Greek proposal about the matter of the Orthodoc Church in relation to the rest of the Christian world. The Archbishop stated that with these changes, from now on the Orthodox tradition and ecclessiology will be protected, but also the relation with other branches of Christianity will be more clear.
  • The abbot of the Vatopedi monastery from Mount Athos supported large families from Magnesia

    Saturday, 25 June, 2016
    During a very interesting event in Xenia Hotel of Volos, about 100 students from large families were honoured. In the event, the Abbot of the Mount Athos monastery Vatopedi, elder Efraim was declared a great supporter to the Association of large families. He agreed that the demographical problem has increased in Greece, as also Mrs Tonia Prapa stated, saying also that most large families have parents of more than 60years old.  Church is besides large families and always responses positive in avery call of need.
  • The Holy Synod texts are signed

    Thursday, 23 June, 2016
    The preparations for the Holy Synod in Crete are continuing and the leaders of the Churches are signing the dealt text about the autonomous, and how this will be declared.
  • Ignatius of Demetrias: "There is no question of autonomy of the New Countries- The Synod corroborates the life of the Church"

    Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
      His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias gave very important news on the progress of the proceedings of the Holy and Great Orthodox Synod, held in Crete, speaking to the journalist Nikos Varalis of the radio station of our Local Church "Οrthodoxi Martyria" . His Eminence referred to the assurance of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, during today's meeting, that " there is no question of autonomy of the so-called New Countries of Greece. The status remains as it is and there is not such question. Everything is working out...
  • The proposals of the Greek Church to the Holy and Great Synod in Crete

    Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
      We are publishing the proposed amendments by the Geek Church on the text about the position of the Orthodox Church in Today's World, which were submitted during the 1 st day of the proceedings of the Holy and Great Synod, (20/6/2016), held in Crete, and the final decisions that were taken with a unanimous approval. The first Session of the Holy and Great Synod On Monday afternoon of the 20 th June, the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church convened and discussed the text "The mission of the Orthodox Church in the Today's...
  • Prize awarding to excellent students from large families by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

    Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
      An event is being held on Thursday 23/6, at 8 p.m., at XENIA hotel in Volos, in which prizes are to be awarded to students from large families, who excelled in the recent national exams, organized by the Association of large families of Magnesia. This event is to be organized under the auspices of the Holy Diocese of Demetrias, in collaboration with the cultural Association "Magniton Kivotos" and the Choir and the Dance group of our Local Church. The prize awarding is sponsored by the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi of the Mount...
  • Trip to Jerusalem

    Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
    A 6day trip to Jerusalem is organised by our local Church from 18th to 23rd July 2016. The trip contains visit to the Sacred city Jerusalem, Tiveriada, Bethleem and the Holy Patriarchate of Jerusalem. For more information youy can contact with the book store of our Metropolis "Lychnos" (K.Kartali 160, tel: +30 24210 32916)

    Friday, 10 June, 2016
      Orthodoxy all over the world is expecting the upcoming pan-Orthodox Synod, since the Ecumenical Patriarchate took the initiative in having all the Orthodox Churches convene, in order to decide together on some issues, with the participation of all the unanimous Orthodox people, beyond individual different approaches which may derive from historically explainable differences, or from different theological origins. What is important about this Synod is, the gifted people participating in it, the fact that we can keep up with the demands of...
  • Horse blessing in Kala Nera village

    Friday, 10 June, 2016
    The traditional horse blessing, on the day of Christ's Ascention, took place again this year in the Village of Kala Nera. The event started at 11.30am with the visit of the Holy Icon of Christ's Ascention and the blessing by the Metropolitan of Demetrias Ignatios, under the presence of the Metropolitan of Chalkida Chrisostomos. After the blessings, the horse keepers received a memorial gift from the Metropolitan. The event was closed with traditional choruses and a folk celebration, in which the singer Gogo Tsampa took place.
  • The feast of the Ascension in Volos-A new Archdeacon was ordained in the Diocese of Demetrias

    Thursday, 9 June, 2016
      Our Local Church celebrated the grand Episcopal feast of Ascension, which was conducted in the magnificent Metropolitan Church of Volos . On the Eve of the Feast, the Grand Vespers was conducted, His Eminence Metropolitan of Chalkida, Istiaia and Northern Sporades Chrysostomos officiating, with the participation of the Metropolitan of Kastoria Serafeim and of Demetrias Ignatius . Also, the Vespers was attended by the Head of the region of Thessaly Mr. Kostas Agorastos, the representative of the mayor Mr. Thanos Theodorou, the...
  • The Byzantine Music School honours the teachers

    Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
    The Byzantine Music School of our Holy Metropolis of Demetrias organized an event for the honour of the Byzantine Music teachers Kiriazis Nikoleris, Petros Mplanas, Dimitrios Margaritis and Dimitrios Manolis, for their great offer to music. The Byzantine chorus of our Diocese chanters "Saint Ioannis Koukouzelis" and the Byzantine Music School Chorus took place to the event. The event was closed by the speech of the Metropolitan of Demetrias Ignatios, specially thanking the teaching for their work and the students who continue the work of their...
  • 2nd International Musicological and Interdisciplinary Conference "all together and in the same mood" Proceedings and perspectives of the interdisciplinary research on Psaltiki

    Tuesday, 7 June, 2016
      Volos Academy for Theological Studies Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology   2 nd International Musicological and Interdisciplinary Conference "all together and in the same mood" Proceedings and perspectives of the interdisciplinary research on Psaltiki Volos, 9-11 June 2016 Conference Center of Thessaly-Melissatika, Volos...
  • A new Deacon in the Diocese of Demetrias

    Saturday, 4 June, 2016
                     The Ordination of a New Deacon was serviced today in the Metropolitan Church of St Nikolaos in Volos by the Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias. This is Fr Stavros Sotiropoulos , who is married, graduate of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a twin brother of the recently ordained Deacon Fr Ioannis Sotiropoulos. The ordination was attended by a lot of Clerics from the Holy Dioceses of Demetrias, Thessaloniki,...
  • The 4th Day of the Navy Week in Volos 2016 on board

    Friday, 3 June, 2016
      1500 citizens of Magnesia enjoyed a cruise in the waters of the Pagasetic gulf, in the framework of the "Navy Week in Volos 2016", organized by the cultural association of the Holy Diocese of Demetrias "Magniton Kivotos" , in collaboration with many institutions of our city. On Thursday 4/6 in the evening, the "Skiathos Express" of Hellenic Seaways, with Mr. Athanasios Kompogiannis , as a captain, welcomed all those who responded to the invitation of "Magniton Kivotos" , in order to enjoy a special evening. Among the passengers...
  • The 3rd day of the "Navy Week in Volos 2016" was full of children and enthusiasm

    Thursday, 2 June, 2016
      The Navy Week in Volos 2016 , organized by the Cultural association of the Holy Diocese of Demetrias "Magniton Kivotos" , in collaboration with many institutions of our city, continued for the third day with a special celebration for children but not only for children. Those who were at the beach of Volos, on Wednesday 1/6, were fascinated by the children's creativity, the inventiveness of their teachers and the progressive ideas and actions of the Directorate of Primary Education. The program of the event involved a...
  • The Holy Diocese of Demtrias honored the Port Police Corps-Navy Week 2016 in Volos

    Tuesday, 31 May, 2016
      The official opening ceremony of the events of the Navy Week 2016 took place yesterday (30/5), in front of the Metropolitan church of Saint Constantine and Helen, organized by the cultural association of the Holy Diocese of Demetrias "Magniton Kivotos, for the rescue of the cultural reserve", in collaboration with many organizations of Magnesia, in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr Theodoros Dritsas, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Mrs...
  • The holy icon of Panaghia Omplou, visits our Diocese

    Sunday, 29 May, 2016
    The Holy and Miraculus icon of Panaghia Omplou, shall visit our Diocese and bring great blessing to our place. More specifically the icon shall arrive in the church of Christ's Ascension on Monday 30/5, at 6.30pm. The church is programmed to remain open for the people to came and pray from 7.00am-1pm and 5.00pm - 10.00pm.
  • "Masalia" gypsy stories and songs night event

    Thursday, 26 May, 2016
    The Holy Diocese of Demetrias, in cooperation with Roma Support Center KEKPA-DIEK in Aliveri and University of Thessaly, organize the open night event "Masalia", with gypsy stories and  songs. The event shall take place on Saturday 28th May, at 8.00pm at Aliveri, N.Ionia.
  • Navy week 2016

    Tuesday, 24 May, 2016
    The navy week once again this year shall contain many traditional events and celebrations, with main subject the sea. The events shall take place just outside the church of Saints Konstantinos and Helen, in Volos, from 30th May to 5th June 2016, and many National and governmental Institutions shall take place. A rich program is programmed to entertain the people that will attend.   Full informatin about the program in greek . Radio ad
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