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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 »

VANISHING CYPRUS: The Mousetrap of Banking

By Andreas C Chrysafis April, 2015 (No 73) © Pick up a stone off the ground, turn it upside down and one soon discovers another thriving virus of corruption lurking under it. To the dismay of citizens, a fine web of dishonesty has deeply infiltrated into the social structure of the island. In the absence of Rule of Law, and ... Read More »

Sydney Assyrian memorial vandalised

Attack linked to Pope Francis’ statement on Armenian genocide Michael Sweet – 21 Apr 2015  Neos Kosmos   A memorial in Sydney’s western suburbs to hundreds of thousands of Assyrians who died during World War I has been defiled by vandals who painted swastikas and offensive slogans on the monument. The memorial, erected by Assyrian community leaders in Bonnyrigg, refers ... Read More »

The Byzantines of Cornwall

In the far off land, a monument in the Landulph parish church commemorates the Palaeologus family Dean Kalymniou – 20 Apr 2015 In the common consciousness of the Greeks, Byzantium and its last ruling dynasty the Palaeologus family came to an end on 29 May 1453 when the last Emperor, Constantine Palaeologus, fell in battle, fighting Mehmet the Conqueror and ... Read More »

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 »