Orthodoxy: Royal Reformation

Two years ago, Greece's King Constantine invited the nation's Orthodox bishops to his palace, implored them "to become bolder in providing for the religious needs" of their countrymen.

The prelates politely thanked him for his "useful" suggestions — but otherwise ignored them. They may not have realized that the King's plea was inspired by his personal chaplain, Archiman drite* Ieronymos Kotsonis. Last week indications were that the royal recommendations would finally get some action. Ex-Chaplain leronymos, 61, was installed as the 17th Primate of the Orthodox Church in Greece.

Appointed by Constantine to succeed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!