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Lamb Moussaka Gluten Free

Try this hearty and wholesome classic Greek dish, with a gluten free twist by Helen Tzouganatos from her food blog Hungry & Fussy Ingredients: 2 large eggplants, thinly sliced 2 large sebago potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced Olive oil for frying Lamb bolognese 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 500g lamb mince 1 tsp ... Read More »

The Cowardice of Christians

Christians have become cowards. We are a shame to Christianity and to Christ. We Christians have abdicated our responsibility to bear witness to the truth to God’s world. Even though there is a large number of Christians in America, we behave like sheep. We are humiliated by politicians, the media, government, and educators. When we speak in public, we are ... Read More »

Right-wing Israeli Group Targets Palestinian Christians, Protests Christmas Tree Event in Jerusalem

By The Voice of Palestine Global Research, December 07, 2015 The right-wing Jewish group ‘Lehava’ held a protest outside of the YMCA in Jerusalem, shouting at Palestinian Christian children and families as they were entering and leaving the annual Christmas-tree decoration party. Lehava is a group that calls for the expulsion of the indigenous Palestinian population from their homes in what ... Read More »

Blessed John – By Photios Kontoglou

  The Nativity Feast having passed, St. Basil took his staff and traversed all of the towns, in order to see who would celebrate his Feast Day with purity of heart. He passed through regions of every sort and through villages of prominence, yet regardless of where he knocked, no door opened to him, since they took him for a ... Read More »


By Natalie O’Brien – Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s leading imams have backed a fatwa against the Islamic State terrorist group, warning that any support for the group contradicts Islamic teachings. In a New Year message to the nation’s Muslim community, the Grand Mufti of Australia together with prominent imams from NSW and Victoria have given their religious opinions and urged congregations, particularly the youth, ... Read More »

Vasilopita (St Basil’s Bread)

One of the most beautiful and inspiring traditions and customs of the Greek Orthodox Church is the observance of Vasilopita. It is this annual family observance, together with many other traditions of our Church, which joins our Orthodox Faith and heritage with the history of the Christian religion itself. The word Vasilopita is a compound Greek word which means the ... Read More »


By Andreas C Chrysafis December 18, 2015 © I have carefully been watching events in Cyprus unfolding like an onion that brings tears into one’s eyes. What is most disturbing is the fact that there is a cat and mouse game being played with a stench of duplicity in the air. There appears to be urgency and a well-coordinated scheme ... Read More »

The Tale of the Prayer and the Little Fox

In Egypt, in whose ancient Christian past there had once been many grand monasteries, there once lived a monk who befriended an uneducated and simple peasant farmer. One day this peasant said to the monk, “I too respect God who created this world! Every evening I pour out a bowl of goat’s milk and leave it out under a palm ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Christmas Greetings but still stuck in America

Christ is Born!! Glorify Him!!! Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called  Emmanuel”(which means, God with us). Matthew 1:24 Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I wish you a blessed Holy Christmas celebration! I sat in front of my computer screen many times to come up with something inspirational to share but I am ... Read More »


MPS PUT PRESSURE ON DAVID CAMERON TO RECOGNISE CHRISTIAN ‘GENOCIDE’ IN THE MIDDLE EAST By Sean Smith Senior British politicians have put pressure on David Cameron with a letter urging that the UK joins other nation states in recognising the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as “genocide”. Last week the Lithuanian parliament become the first EU state to recognise ... Read More »