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Christmas Greetings from Taybeh

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, It is that special holy time of year where we can truly be transformed by the Birth of our Lord Jesus no matter what oppressed conditions we might be experiencing. We are promised a new beginning. Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLOBAL RELIGION – RULE of LAW

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 66) © Among the ashes of despair there is always a glimmer of hope that one day, a day will come when common sense will prevail to stop the burning of children on the alter of peoples’ hatreds and deficiencies. Today, violence seems to have mutated into barbarity; all in the name of ... Read More »

Are We Ready for Christmas?

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina [1] Beloved in Christ, I would like to ask you a question; I ask it of myself and I ask it of you. Are we prepared to celebrate the great feast of Christmas? Read More »

Patriarch Kirill : “Society and Government Die When People Start Pursuing Self-Interest at the Expense of the Commonwealth”

November 4, 2014. His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, delivered a sermon on the occasion of Unity Day in Russia Dear Brothers and Sisters! On Unity Day we remember one of the most tragic periods in the history of our Fatherland, when our country was as good as on the verge of extinction from the world’s map: ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLORIOUS REVOLUTION of the MIND

By Andreas C Chrysafis October, 2014 (No61) ©   It all starts with one idea – the power of the mind! An idea actually never dies but blossoms into a powerful force that can make radical changes or it can equally grow into a powerful bad idea to be used for evil purposes. The world has seen both and yet ... Read More »

Boy, 14, raped girl aged ten after watching online porn

Judge attacks corrosive effect of websites as he sends teenager to secure unit for four years  By Lucy Osborne for the Daily Mail – 13 August 2014 A judge condemned the corrosive effect of online pornography after a schoolboy who visited vile websites abducted and raped a girl of ten. The boy, who was 14 at the time, stopped his ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Dear Mr President

By Andreas C. Chrysafis Dear Mr. President, with all due respect, things in Cyprus are not going as well as you so passionately promised. Your election campaign-pledges never actually materialized. We are sure you meant well but somewhere along the way your party-dogmatism failed to bring about the desired economic and social stability in the country. Citizens certainly recognize that ... Read More »

Vanishing Cyprus: Dear Mr President

By Andreas C. Chrysafis Dear Mr. President, with all due respect, things in Cyprus are not going as well as you so passionately promised. Your election campaign-pledges never actually materialized. We are sure you meant well but somewhere along the way your party-dogmatism failed to bring about the desired economic and social stability in the country. Citizens certainly recognize that ... Read More »

The Greek Orthodox Board of Education

THE GREEK ORTHODOX BOARD OF EDUCATION (GOBE) The Greek Orthodox Board of Education is the central body which represents the Day Schools of our Archdiocese around Australia, providing a strong voice in issues of common interest. It has taken some time since it was first established in 1990. However, the GOBE is now a dynamic and decisive reality. It functions ... Read More »

Baptism in ruins of Arab village disrupted by Jewish neighbours

Shlomi residents called out racial slurs, say Israeli Arabs; Shlomi official sympathizes with residents, calling baptism ‘provocation.’ By Jack Khoury | April 28, 2014 A baptism ceremony held in the ruins of the uprooted Arab village of al-Bassa on Sunday was disturbed by several residents of Shlomi, the Jewish town that was built over part of the village’s lands. A ... Read More »