By Andreas C Chrysafis June, 2015 (No 75) © Greece and the new Tsipras government have been facing a brutal attack by IMF EU-Troika lenders. A classic economic war has ensued between a lender and a borrower; with the lender attempting to assert its authority and the borrower demanding loan renegotiation to meet the economic crisis of the day! Under ... Read More »

Letter from Taybeh: Return to Taybeh and the burning of a church in Tiberias by Jewish Settlers

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I was very blessed on my last day in Boston to hear who Fr. Christopher Metropolis, the new president of Hellenic College/Holy Cross calls “a living legend”, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaking on “Divine Compassion and the Icon” sponsored by St. Catherine’s Vision.  But I was so nervous about traveling back home to the Holy Land ... Read More »

Letters From Taybeh: Have a blessed Holy Pentecost ‏

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, I pray and hope all of you are well and will continue to have all of God’s blessings. I would like to share with you some personal news that one of the happiest moments as a parent is seeing my son Dr. Constantine David Khoury graduate today here in Miami from Ross University Medical School. ... Read More »


By Andreas C Chrysafis May, 2015 (No 74) © There is a strange steaming concoction being brewed deep inside the political cauldrons of conspiracy. The offer on the menu today is a little island nestled at the far end of the Eastern Mediterranean. While the masterminds are vying for a good table seat, the “food tasters” are nibbling away to ... Read More »

Patriarchate of Moscow: Overcoming the Vice of Anger

The ability to keep silent is very highly valued in human society. Not without reason is it said that silence is golden, but the word is silver. A silent person is able to control his thoughts, words, and actions. It is for this reason that silence was (and still is) so highly appreciated in the ascetic practice of the Church. ... Read More »

Letter From Taybeh: A Blessed Mother’s Day 2015

Christ is Risen!  Truly He is Risen! Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh, As I am having a beautiful Mother’s Day in Boston, I must wish all of the beloved mothers I know and the beautiful women who are like mothers to others, a blessed Happy Mother’s Day.  It is also the day we can remember and pray for all ... Read More »

The Banality of False History having its effects upon Curriculum

For those who have been following the “Anzac Myth” which has been woven by the Russel Crowe film “The Water Diviner”, we are now beginning to see the results of fantasy being passed off for history. The following article relates one in a growing number of incidences that are occurring across Australia, whereby the aforementioned film is now being used ... Read More »

Recognising genocide

Genocide is the responsibility of the entire world – Ann Clwyd Dean Kalimniou – 22 May 2013 A few weeks ago, an article penned by John Williams appeared in Quadrant entitled, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Greeks from Gallipoli, April 1915.” This marks a rare moment where a mainstream publication has attempted to draw attention to an aspect of the Gallipoli ... Read More »

Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction‏

One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches. “Turkey is not converting churches into mosques because there is a need for more mosques… The message conveyed … is that Turkey is an Islamic state and no other religion is tolerated.” — Constantine Tzanos, author. The physical devastation of the ... Read More »