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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 »

CONVERT OR DIE!

He was warned not to go out onto the street, even for the weekly shop, but his brother laughed and enjoined him to stop fretting like an old woman. Confidently, they walked out of their house and proceeded down the block, when suddenly they were set upon by masked men. They kicked them into a kneeling position and held their ... Read More »

PAN-ORTHODOX LITURGY TO COMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR I

In line with the directives and consensus of the Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania; Greek, Antiochian, Russian, Serbian and Romanian Orthodox clergy gathered together at Axion Estin monastery complex in Northcote, on 19th July 2014, to serve a Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy and Memorial service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. A ... Read More »

The Asia Minor catastrophe – An Overview by Neos Kosmos

An overview of a historical event that changed the face of modern Greece Neos Kosmos – Published 24 Sep 2013 This month marks the 91st anniversary of the catastrophe of one of the great cosmopolitan metropolises of the Mediterranean sea, Smyrna. The month of September also marks the beginning of the end of the 3,000 year long presence of Greeks ... Read More »