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Pillager of Monasteries in Maaloula Found Dead

On December 26, 2013 vocative.com published the article The Religious Spoils of War, which featured an interview with Syrian rebel Abu Jafar, leader of the “Battalion of the Martyr Abu Taan”, which is an offshoot of “Free Kalamoon”. Abu Jafar was revealed to be the one responsible with pillaging the Monasteries of Saint Thekla and Saint Sergius in Maaloula which he ... Read More »

M.O.L: Diasporan Greeks must focus on Diaspora

The following is a letter that Mode of Life sent off to various Greek Australian newspapers and news websites in response to questions regarding whether diasporan Greeks should have the vote in Greek elections. Of course there are similar discussions amongst other Orthodox Christian communities within Australia where the debate of whether Serbs, Bulgarians and so forth should have a ... Read More »

Religion and Youth

Recently in the Neos Kosmos English Weekly Supplement (4/1/2014), there was a report made by Penni Pappas that looked at how the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia was bucking the trend of decline in youth presence within religious denominations. Needless to say, given the agenda and views of much of Australia’s local Greek mass media, the report did not give ... Read More »

UNUSUAL CHALLENGE FROM A GREEK ORTHODOX BISHOP

SOURCE: Patheos By Terry Mattingly It happens all the time: Church leaders stand at podiums and urge members of their flocks to go and share their faith, striving to win new converts. These speeches rarely make news, because they are not unusual. But something very unusual happened earlier this month in Brookline, Mass. “You will surely agree that our mission ... Read More »

FURTHER INROADS ARE BEING MADE AGAINST GREECE’S ORTHODOX IDENTITY

LAW BEING PREPARED IN GREECE DECLARING OFFENSIVE CERTAIN “EXPRESSIONS” FROM THE GOSPEL Athens, December 1, 2013 Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, one of leading Hierarchs of the Church of Greece, has spoken about a new bill of the Greek government banning the reading of certain “offensive” stories from the Gospel, introducing responsibility for patriotism, and legalizing same-sex “marriages”. The Greek government ... Read More »

RESPECT OUR TRADITIONS!

An open letter to European Union Representative, Thomas Hammarberg About a week and a half ago, one of Georgia’s largest newspapers, Kviris Palitra (“The Weekly Pallet”) published an open letter from the Georgian intelligentsia to the special representative of the European Union to Georgia, Thomas Hammarberg. The letter entitled “Respect Our Traditions!” was signed by such literary giants as Chabua Ameradzhibi and Rezo Amashukeli, the ... Read More »

Orphaned Girls and 12 Nuns Abducted from Maaloula’s St Thecla Convent – The Farcical Tragedy of the Syria Crisis Continues

These last few days have been a rather interesting one for the conflict in Syria. A conflict that we should cite has run a course of some 3 years, which initially was presented to the world by America, Israel and certain Gulf Arab and European countries as a popular uprising against Bashar Al-Assad’s regime that would herald democracy, freedom and ... Read More »

The Syrian Crisis in Light of the Decline of Europe

Dmitry MININ | Thursday, May 30, 2013, 13:20 Beijing What does the legalization of single-sex «marriages» in France, which even such desperate acts as Dominique Venner’s suicide in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris have been unable to stop, have in common with the civil war in Syria? The common factor is that in both cases we can see ... Read More »