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VANISHING CYPRUS: Poverty in Cyprus

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 72) © In the absence of true democracy and justice, the misconception that people elect a government in the interest of the people is a fallacy and more so today than ever before. The ideals of direct democracy were never applied as envisioned by the great minds and forefathers of democracy. Historically, events ... Read More »

Letters from Taybeh: See the Miracle of the Holy Fire

    By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. Although I am in Boston finishing a very blessed Lenten book tour with Christina books, my eyes are turned to Jerusalem and my heart is in my husband’s Palestinian Christian village of Taybeh.  However, this year I will see the greatest of all miracles, the Miracle of the Holy Fire, the same ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Cyprus–Russian Link and IS extremism

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 70) © The geopolitical changes in the Eastern Mediterranean have become like shifting sand; land is gained and lands are lost; souls vanquish and lives perish at each day’s passing! With the Assad ‘regime change” and Jihad atrocities in Syria and Iraq, stability its shaky to say the least. Evidently, accordingly to military ... Read More »

ISIS the product of the so-called Free Syrian Army strikes again!

Introductory Remarks What can be said? Simply it is a pity that those political leaders within the West and the Arab Gulf countries who are responsible for supporting Jihadist scum like ISIS are not its victims…..But if history is anything to go by, such criminal acts do not go unpunished or remain isolated and confined to their particular scene. And if ... Read More »

Europe could switch stance on Syria due to ISIS threat

  By REUTERS 19/02/2015 The EU currently imposes sanctions on officials, businessmen, institutions and trade, and bans the import of Syrian oil or petroleum products. Beirut/Paris: Some European Union countries which withdrew their ambassadors from Syria are saying privately it is time for more communication with Damascus even though Britain and France oppose it, diplomats said. Those states have become ... Read More »

The Beheadings of Coptic Egyptian Christians in Libya by Isis

ISIS VIDEO SHOWS BEHEADINGS OF EGYPTIAN COPTIC CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA (CNN): In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the militant group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach. The highly produced video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are ... Read More »

French bishops’ ‘non’ to Charlie Hebdo declaration

16 February 2015 12:06 The French Catholic Church has declined to sign a declaration by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF) challenging faith groups to pledge unreserved support for free speech or face public pressure to do so. RSF president Christophe Deloire proposed the declaration after religious leaders, reacting to last month’s terrorist attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, backed ... Read More »

A Blessed Lent during these difficult days‏

Dear Friends of Saint George of Taybeh, I sincerely wish all of you a most blessed Holy Great Lenten journey with your beautiful families and church communities.  It is amazing that this sacred and most holy time of year just sneaked upon us so fast with some awful very unholy things happening all around the world.  May our Lord have ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GREEK EXIT FROM EURO!

By Andreas C Chrysafis February, 2015 (No 69) There is a serious political and economic clash going on deep inside the chambers of the EU. The newly elected Tsipras government has triggered a tsunami that may not be so easily contained. The northern states dominated by Germany and braced by the ECB have now also regressed to blackmailing tactics. What ... Read More »