Breaking News – Revision of article 3 in Constitution on state-religion relations passes

14 February 2019
517 Views

In a dramatic turn of events, the revision of article 3 of the Greek constitution regarding the relations between the Church and the State has passed.

It had been initially reported that the revision was rejected by lawmakers as it had garnered 150 votes.

This means the motion calling for the abolition of any mention to the Holy Trinity in the preamble and the reference to a “prevalent religion” will be revised in the next parliament.

The proposal put forward by SYRIZA finally received 151 votes, despite initial reports of it garnering 150.

Article 3 in section 2 of the Hellenic Constitution states:

The prevailing religion in Greece is that of the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ.

The Orthodox Church of Greece, acknowledging our Lord Jesus Christ as its head, is inseparably united in doctrine with the Great Church of Christ in Constantinople and with every other Church of Christ of the same doctrine, observing unwaveringly, as they do, the holy apostolic and synodal canons and sacred traditions.

It is autocephalous and is administered by the Holy Synod of serving Bishops and the Permanent Holy Synod originating thereof and assembled as specified by the Statutory Charter of the Church in compliance with the provisions of the Patriarchal Tome of June 29, 1850 and the Synodal Act of September 4, 1928.

You may be interested

Greece ranked among top 8 honeymoon destination on Pinterest
GREECE
shares23 views
GREECE
shares23 views

Greece ranked among top 8 honeymoon destination on Pinterest

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

Greece is ranked among the top 8 honeymoon destinations in the world by users of the Pinterest platform, according to…

How a BA pilot got sucked out of a cockpit window, but lived to tell the tale
WORLD
shares23 views
WORLD
shares23 views

How a BA pilot got sucked out of a cockpit window, but lived to tell the tale

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

Like all airlines, British Airways has experienced a dreadful 2020, dogged by a virus that has devoured the demand for…

Underfloor central heating from 2700 B.C. in Minoan Crete
GREECE
shares20 views
GREECE
shares20 views

Underfloor central heating from 2700 B.C. in Minoan Crete

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

From 7000 BC they built cylindrical houses with flat or vaulted roofs, at the top of which was an opening.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.