As the Greek say, Orthodoxy is less an institution than a sentiment, expressed by the population and by the public powers.
A recent study found that Greeks' pride in being Greek surpassed the ethnic satisfaction of every other European nation.
Therefore, it would be wrong in God’s eyes for an unmarried couple to live together—even if they intend to get married later. God still requires that they marry before having sex.
It was God who created us with the capacity to love. (1 John 4:8) Therefore, he has good reason for insisting that sex be reserved for married couples.
Today the Church is more important in political, civic, and governmental affairs than in many other secular countries.
Officially, and like all over Europe, the Greek State and the Orthodox Church are separated, but this separation is not written or regulated by the Constitution and the Greek Orthodox Church has a great influence in Greek society.