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Revolution of the Mind: WHITE/BLANK PROTEST VOTE

Andreas C Chrysafis The battle for the May 2016 parliamentary elections in Cyprus is in full swing and sabres crisscrossing between rival groups are rattling like never before. On the other hand people are in a sombre mood with electoral fatigue, apathy and a feeling of betrayal by the political establishment implicated in financial scandals, institutional corruption and banking fraud ... Read More »

Phronema: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary

When St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College was established in 1986, its founding dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, envisaged it as a haven of scholarly learning that would be framed by the ethos of the Orthodox Church. It only seemed natural that such a place would produce its own research, and that the outlet for this research would be a ... Read More »

ROCOR: Australian and New Zealand Diocesan Council Meeting March 2016

On Thursday 3 March 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion hosted meetings at his residence in Croydon, NSW, of the Spiritual Council, the Board of the Russian Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust, and the Diocesan Council. In addition to Metropolitan Hilarion, participating in this full day of meetings were His Grace Bishop George and Diocesan Council members Mitred Archpriests Michael Protopopov ... Read More »

Vegetarian Gemista (Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers)

INGREDIENTS: *3 medium-sized bell peppers *2 tomatoes, diced *2 cloves of garlic, minced *1 onion, diced *1 tsp dried parsley *1 tsp dried oregano *2 tsp dried basil *1 tsp salt *2 cups white rice *1 cup water METHOD: Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Carefully remove the tops of the peppers using a sharp knife. Remove the seeds ... Read More »

LITURGICAL HERMENEUTICS AND THE MEANING OF SCRIPTURE

By Gabe Martini Contemporary scholars and certain Christian groups today tend to approach the study of scripture as archaeology. Rather than receiving the scriptures as God-breathed tradition in the life of the Church, the text is abstracted from its incarnate context, subjected to scientific analysis. While much can be learned, of course, from a knowledge of Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew, this ... Read More »

Cossacks confront man accused of destroying Orthodox graves at Sydney’s Rookwood cemetery

Nick Ralston – Crime Editor The Sydney Morning Herald – March 24, 2016 It is one way to get noticed – fronting up to a Sydney courthouse dressed in military uniforms saying you’ve brought a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin. So on Thursday four members of Sydney’s Cossack community, dressed in military garb went to Burwood Local Court to confront ... Read More »

Heresies and Delusions Didn’t Stop Appearing After the 8th Century

ANOTHER HIERARCH APPEALS TO THE HOLY SYNOD CONCERNING THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has sent a letter to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church concerning the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council. The main propositions of the document were published on the website ROMFEA. His Eminenece styled the decision that every Local Church shall be represented by twenty-four hierarchs ... Read More »

Revolution of the Mind: REVOKED – The RIGHT to VOTE

The Right to Vote constitutes the backbone of democracy for it is the people that are meant to govern; so the myth goes! In the real world however, voting has become the ticket to power that only a select few can enjoy. Citizens on the other hand are misled to believe that the chosen “elected few” are esteemed pillars in ... Read More »

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Questions about the documents of the Pan Orthodox Synod to the Holy Synod of Greece

SACRED METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASIOS Nafpaktos, February 17, 2016 To: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Church of Greece Ioannou Gennadiou 14 115 21 Athens Your Beatitude, President of the Synod, The Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (March 6-9, 2014) decided to set up a Special Inter-Orthodox Commission, consisting of one bishop and one ... Read More »