The “block” of Hierarchy brought reactions to politicians – What the President of the Republic plans to do on the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Her decision not to perform as usual for decades the operation for the , in the Athens Metropolis has caused an algal impression as this was decided in order not to present the country’s State and political leadership. The bill on same-sex marriage has greatly disturbed the church and the decision of the Standing Holy Synod not to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy in the Metropolis of Athens but in the Catholic of the Holy Monastery of Asomatros Petrakis so that the representatives of the State, among whom the President of the Republic, cannot attend because of a smaller space. According to newssit.gr, the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on 24 March at the celebration of Orthodoxy is expected not to be in service at another sacred temple. Yesterday, Tuesday (05/03/2024) the Presidency of the Republic following the announcement of the Standing Holy Synod issued a statement that: “The President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou sent yesterday, 4 March, invitations to the President of the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome, and the Members of the Session, for the established meal she presents in their honour at the Presidential Palace, on the occasion of the Festival of Orthodoxy. The President and the Members of the Board are always welcome to the Presidential Palace, but their decision as to whether to accept the invitation is also respected.”