Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Burning Issue of Euthanasia

By Archdeacon Raphael Misiaoulis
of the Sacred Metropolis of Tamasos and Oreinis

This past year, and not only, we have seen in the media the issue of euthanasia being discussed by various people and whether a dialogue should be opened on this issue.

Euthanasia as a subject is not easily accessible and this is because both as a concept and much more its transformation into action, leads the individual to dilemmas and controversial situations.

The term "euthanasia" is a term that is purely related to medical science and refers to the cessation of life through the help of a doctor, in order to redeem the person suffering from the pain of their illness and to reach a calm end.

On the contrary, in ancient times, as already mentioned, euthanasia was the good and calm death or the glorious death on the battlefield.