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Ding! Dong! Merrily on High – The significance of church bells

By Dr Guy Freeland* Ding-a-Dong Ding Even if it is those lovely Greek Christmas carols that you are into, you must have heard, if only at your local shopping arcade, that splendid English carol, “Ding! Dong! Merrily on High”, which simulates bells descending down the scale: Glor-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-or-ria! Hosannna in excelsis! (Apologies if I have the wrong number of “or”s.) Written ... Read More »


  Title: Windows to Orthodoxy Author: Dr Guy Freeland Publisher: St Andrew’s Orthodox Press (Sydney) Year of Publication: 2013 ISBN: 9780977597475 For quite a number of years, Dr Guy Freeland has been dedicated to the promotion of Orthodox theological discourse and learning within Australia, specifically in areas of liturgics and liturgical expression. And as part of this vocation of love, he has ... Read More »

Was it St Brendan Who Discovered America?

By Guy Freeland* Pilgrimage to Skellig Michael From my perch along the gunwale of a fishing boat I look out across a gently heaving Atlantic Ocean towards the soaring needle-sharp pinnacles of two rocks on the very Western limits of Europe: Skellig Michael and Small Skellig. Two red sandstone and slate islets 12km off a small island (Valentia), off a ... Read More »

The Meaning of “Holy Tradition”

Author: Dr. Guy Freeland (Lecturer in Liturgical Studies and Hermeneutics at St Andrew’s Theological College Sydney).  Source: The Greek Orthodox Youth of Australia in Dialogue 2 (1986): 98-105. The word “tradition” (paradosis) has acquired a bewildering diversity of meanings within common usage. In the present paper, however, I am concerned with only one meaning of the word, that is the ... Read More »