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ΔΥΣΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΜΟΣ (On the Burning of Evangelismos Church)

Evangelismos church fire_Epitaph untouched by fire and flowers remain fresh

  The burning of the Evangelismos church marks a historical watershed in our community, to which the historians of tomorrow will return DEAN KALYMNIOU Just over a month prior to the recent conflagration which caused untold damage to the Annunciation (Evangelismos) Church in East Melbourne, Athena Giankoulidis undertook an extensive mission to photograph almost every inch of that church accessible ... Read More »

The Greek crisis, 173 years earlier

Blessing of 1821 Revolution by Metropolitan Germanos

DEAN KALYMNIOU It is common knowledge that the 1821 revolution secured Greece’s independence. What is generally not known, however, is that the independent state of Greece was set up for financial failure from its very outset. In 1824, a loan of £472,000 pounds was secured on the London Stock Exchange to finance the campaign for independence. This offering was oversubscribed ... Read More »

What crisis?

Dilemma Question

DEAN KALYMNIOU Crisis? What crisis? This is the caption posted by a Facebook ‘friend,’ below a photograph of a stereotypical Aegean beach. All the accoutrements of a ‘perfect’ holiday are present: the impossibly blue waters, the sun-bleached pebbles, the pastel multi-coloured beach umbrellas, the oiled skin of the southerners in various gradations of burn, a half-finished frappe fermenting within arm’s ... Read More »

Beyond Pontus

Principality of Theodoro 02

The principality of Theodoro 11 May 2015 Of the Empire of Trebizond or Trapezous, much has been written. As a multi-ethnic state situated in the Pontic region of the southern Black Sea, it was the terminus of the famed Silk Road and it was also the last Greek-speaking state to succumb to the Ottoman Empire. As a bridge between Europe ... Read More »