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ΔΥΣΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΜΟΣ (On the Burning of Evangelismos Church)

Evangelismos church fire_Epitaph untouched by fire and flowers remain fresh

  The burning of the Evangelismos church marks a historical watershed in our community, to which the historians of tomorrow will return DEAN KALYMNIOU Just over a month prior to the recent conflagration which caused untold damage to the Annunciation (Evangelismos) Church in East Melbourne, Athena Giankoulidis undertook an extensive mission to photograph almost every inch of that church accessible ... Read More »

Ataturk’s ‘letter’ expresses admirable sentiment but is not necessarily good history

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - the Genocide criminal

Peter Stanley and David Stephens – Sydney Morning Herald   At the end of John Ford’s 1962 movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the James Stewart character asks the journalist whether he plans to print the truth about the death of the notorious outlaw. The journalist, having heard the real story, rips up his notes and replies, “When the legend becomes ... Read More »

SMYRNIAN TEARS

Two families, Girdis and Caristinos, were torn apart by the catastrophe of Smyrna 100 years ago: Asa K. Jennings, and their grandson Prof Con Aroney tell their story 16 May 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper MAJA JOVIC Almost one century after the Catastrophe of Smyrna, it was the oral history, the stories told by his grandmother Eugenia Caristinos (nee Girdis) ... Read More »

Australia’s misplaced friendship with Turkey

An opinion piece by military historian Professor Peter Stanley about the NSW resolution into the genocides by the Ottoman Empire 2 Sep 2013 PROFESSOR PETER STANLEY The NSW Parliament recently passed a resolution condemning the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman empire against its Assyrian, Greek and especially Armenian communities during the Great War. The Turkish Consul-General in Sydney, the foreign ... Read More »

EVANGELISMOS CHURCH: THE REAL STORY

The construction of the Evanglismos Church in Melbourne, commencing in 1900, our first lasting endeavour as an organised community is the keystone of our foundation myth as a Greek community in Victoria. Yet what is widely not known, or intentionally left out of such a myth is that this endeavour was not restricted to Greeks alone. While founding of the ... Read More »

The Holy Monastery of Saint George and Panagia of Yellow Rock

By Andrew Mellas (Source: Greek-Australian Vema – September 2012) “Monasteries came into being even in the mountains and the desert was made a city by monks…” (Saint Athanasius, Life of Saint Antony). A declaration made many centuries ago about monks living in Egypt can echo through space and time, finding its way to the Antipodes, treading the soil of a ... Read More »

The Passing of a Great Man – Manuel Aroney (1932-2011)

Ethnic ambassador a champion of rights February 28, 2011 Manuel Aroney, 1932-2011. Even a near-fatal heart attack when he was in his mid-40s didn’t stop Manuel Aroney from living a full life of work and family, as well as giving years of service to the ethnic communities in Australia and his church. Read More »