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Migrant-filled Europe is spiralling into chaos under weak leaders

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Roger Boyes – The Times, 27th July 2016 This northern summer will be the tipping point, the moment the high-pitched anxiety about the disintegration of Europe starts to colour all political calculation. The fast tempo of the street attacks in Germany and the cumulative terror assaults in France all point in one direction: imperfectly integrated migrant communities and damaged rootless ... Read More »

French church attacker was on terror charge and fitted with GPS tag

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28 July 2016 – The Australian France was seeking yesterday to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a church in broad daylight, killing a priest, in an atrocity claimed by Islamic State. Adel Kermiche, 19, was one of two attackers who stormed the church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray ­during morning mass on ­Tuesday, ... Read More »

So this is Turkey: From Mustafa Kemal to Recep Teyyip Erdogan

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A Turkish man takes a selfie with a Turkish police officer, loyal to the government, as they stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers, against a backdrop of Istanbul’s iconic Bosporus Bridge on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: AAP via AP Photo/Emrah Gurel. 27 July 2016 THEODORE G. KARAKOSTAS Considering the failure of the 2004 coup attempt against Turkish ... Read More »

Fr Dumitru Staniloae: What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Definition of Asceticism

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning. It is most clearly stated by Fr. Dumitru Staniloae a renown Romanian Theologian (1903 – 1993). He describes it as a life long process. It is a road that leads one to “perfection in Christ.” This road involves the “cleansing of passions ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: THE RAPE OF AKAMAS – PREAMBLE

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Article One (of III)  Andreas C Chrysafis   When a nation does not take seriously the implementation of effective measures to protect its environment not only it has no future, but it also offers no hope for the younger generations to protect nature and learn to respect wildlife. In a civil society, it’s called the nurturing of the soul! It ... Read More »

FORGETTING CYPRUS

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“Over the course of the four decades since the invasion and occupation of Cyprus by Turkey, the nature of it has gradually been transformed” DEAN KALIMNIOU 15 July 2016 In his interesting recently published book “In Praise of Forgetting,” David Rieff questions the utility of remembering or commemorating terrible historical crimes such as genocide, ethnic cleansing or massacres. He wonders ... Read More »

Left’s stance on Hanson is hypocritical

Charicature of Pauline Hanson - Just as problematic as the Leftists

The Australian – 11th July 2016 Jennifer Oriel The rebirth of Pauline Hanson has sent left-wing men into a state of mass hysteria. Greens leader Richard Di Natale denounced her as divisive. NSW Labor MP Ron Hoenig taxed logic by correlating Hanson with the Holocaust. The Lebanese Muslim Association called her a hate preacher. Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane compared ... Read More »

Pan Orthodox Synod: THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE AND ITS IMPEDIMENTS

Emblem of Holy and Great Council of Orthodoxy

*I. On Orthodox Marriage *(1.) The institution of the family is threatened today by such phenomena as secularization and moral relativism. The Orthodox Church maintains, as her fundamental and indisputable teaching, that marriage is sacred. The freely entered union of man and woman is an indispensable precondition for marriage. *(2.) In the Orthodox Church, marriage is considered to be the ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: NATO TACTICS AND WARMONGERING

American Officers Celebrate War conflict with Russia

Andreas C Chrysafis The upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw on July 8-9 is expected to be yet another planned provocation against Russia. Its main purpose is to work out a strategic military plan that could probably raise the barometer of the war threat to near-danger levels. Why such madness? The answer is simple: Washington has broken its ironclad guarantees that ... Read More »