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The Barbarian Invasions

DEAN KALYMNIOU “The situation is dire. Waves and waves of illegal immigrants are flooding our shores. We are dealing with an invasion. We are not safe anymore.” This is the manner in which a cousin from Samos expressed his feelings about the flood of refugees reaching the shores of that island, along with many others, in their thousands recently. Those ... Read More »

Holy Great Martyr, Niketas (Nicetas) the Goth Feastday 15th September

St Niketas the Goth: Historical Background The difficulty in acquiring knowledge or an understanding about the life or times of St. Niketas, stems in part from the turbulent era into which he was born in. A period which historians sometimes term the Dark Ages due to the lack of extensive or surviving written documentation which could help us better understand ... Read More »