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ST PORPHYRIOS: ABOUT PARENTAL EDUCATION AND UPBRINGING

The education, says elder Porphyrios, lasts throughout life (lifelong education) and starts from fetal life, and constantly evolving. The most important educations and upbringing is the one held by the family. According to elder Porphyrios, the family is the first physical means of upbringing and educating people. In the first 5 years of human life the family with all functions ... Read More »

4th Episcopal Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 4th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Monday 28th April, 2014, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Russian Church – Australia & ... Read More »

St. Nikolai Velimirovich and Mahatma Gandhi

A Letter of St. Nikolai Velimirovich to British Noble “Charles B.” As a man of faith, you are troubled by the thought — what will Providence do with Gandhi? And what is the meaning of the appearance of this strange person among the statesmen and politicians of our time? A warning from God. That is surely the meaning of the leader of ... Read More »

ORTHODOXY AND SUICIDE

A few decades ago, a distant relative here in Melbourne committed suicide. At the time, he was afflicted by a debilitating mental illness that altered his perception of reality. His death was confronting and infinitely traumatising for all of those who knew him and loved him. At his funeral, the priest did his utmost to console his heartbroken family. He ... Read More »

POST-PASCHAL SUNDAYS

ST THOMAS SUNDAY: ANTIPASCHA Every day during the week of Pascha, called Bright Week by the Church, the paschal services are celebrated in all their splendour. The Pascha baptismal procession is repeated daily. The royal gates of the sanctuary remain open. The joy of the Resurrection and the gift of the Kingdom of eternal life continue to abound. Then, at the end ... Read More »

THE IMF AND THE INCONSISTENCY ON CRIMEA AND CYPRUS POLICY

NO HEGEMONIC PEACE IN CYPRUS By Marios L. Evriviades VOLTAIRE NETWORK | ATHENS (GREECE) | 5 APRIL 2014 If NATO today trots out the principle of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty to condemn Russia, how come it doesn’t condemn Turkey when it comes to the territorial integrity and sovereignty that Cyprus is equally entitled to? Professor Marios L. Evriviades revisits the Turkish plan ... Read More »

SYRIA: A Red Line, What Red Line? – A fictitious NATO Red Line!

THE RED LINE AND THE RAT LINE by Seymour M. Hersh VOLTAIRE NETWORK | LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) | 12 APRIL 2014 In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US Congress. Last August, after the sarin attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, he was ready to launch an allied air strike, this time to punish the ... Read More »

THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN OIL AND GAS BONANZA

ISRAEL’S LEVANT BASIN—A NEW GEOPOLITICAL CURSE? – PART 1 By F. William Engdahl A recent major oil and gas find is bound to change dramatically the geopolitical equation in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond. To start with, it has sent Israel from rags to riches in terms of energy independence and security. However, Lebanon contends that part of the gas ... Read More »

The division of Turkey

By Thierry Meyssan The evolution of Turkish politics since Prime Minister Erdoğan disclosed his affiliation to the Muslim Brotherhood is comparable to that of Egypt: the unquestionable support he enjoys is only matched by the hatred he arouses. More than ever, the country is divided, with no democratic solution in sight, and a future that – in whatever form – will ... Read More »