Outcry over church concert

Outcry over church concert

A live music event inside the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Brighton in southern England last Sunday has been met with the disapproval of the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, which is an archdiocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

The concert was organized by three Greek groups (Rebetiko Carnival, Plastikes Karekles and Amagalma).

In a statement, the archdiocese expressed its “deepest sadness and intense disgust” at the church, whose head is Archimandrite Germanos Kourkounis.

It added that it has “taken the appropriate measures provided for in similar circumstances of disobedience to the Ecclesiastical Authority, disrespect and desecration of the holy places.” 

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