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Some Orthodox Christmas Carols from the time of Byzantium

The following are Christmas carols which are sung or chanted throughout the Orthodox Christian world in a variety of languages and musical styles. As one may note, Orthodox Christmas carols tend to have a deep explanation of theological teaching or re-tell in musical form the stories surrounding the Nativity of Or Lord Jesus Christ, or of the various other days ... Read More »

The Pope between truth and diplomacy

By Manlio Dinucci Voltaire Network | Rome (Italy) | 6 December 2014 The Pope’s statements in Turkey shocked Syrian refugees. Indeed, the head of the Catholic Church thanked Ankara for its assistance without referring to the context. The flight of the Syrian population was in fact caused by the military support provided to the jihadists, including by Turkey. In addition, ... Read More »


By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 65) © The Republic of Cyprus is entering into an unpredictable phase in its troublesome history. If the economic crisis were not bad enough, it is also facing constant provocation by Turkey while the bi-communal negotiations have come to a dead end due to Turkey’s military threats. As for the natural gas bonanza ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: “Bellows for Justice in Cyprus”

By Andreas C Chrysafis November, 2014 (No62) © No one seems to hear the bellowing echoes for justice in Cyprus. Ever since the Turkish military invasion of the island (1974) trapped citizens keep asking why and what is happening to their country…! Why has this elusive justice evaded the island for so many years? Is it because Justice is selective ... Read More »