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While snipers, soldiers, and biochemical experts are hard at work keeping athletes at this summer’s Olympic Games safe, elite priests will also be on duty to deal with matters of the soul. Orthodox priests from the Church of Greece will be available to any athlete at any time. They will also hold morning and evening services every day at the Olympic Village.
A spokesman, Father Economou, said the priests are multilingual and speak European or Slavic languages and have received special instructions. They will have printed material in foreign languages for athletes. Economou added, “Not just any priest could do this work, they have to have special qualifications.” The church of Greece also instructed area churches to clean up their property, ring bells sparingly, and have brochures ready for tourists who are interested in the country’s Orthodox heritage.