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THE SEPTUAGINT VS. THE MASORETIC TEXT

The Septuagint Greek and Modern Hebrew Script

Fr. John Whiteford Does the Orthodox Church teach that the Septuagint is more reliable than the Hebrew text of the Old Testament? If so, why? Fr. John Whiteford talks about the “Bible according to the Seventy”. In the “Encyrlical of the Eastern Patriarchs” of 1848, which was a reply to the epistle of Pope Pius IX, “To The Easterns,” the ... Read More »

THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint

By Fr. Andrew Phillips This paper is a revised version of a talk that was originally given to the Midlands Orthodox Study Centre in November 2007. It is only a brief introduction to the Septuagint and owes much to the scholarship of others. It outlines the religious and cultural milieu within which the Septuagint was produced; describes how this translation ... Read More »

Is the Septuagint a Divinely Inspired Translation?

Bible and Cross

By Gabe Martini For many Orthodox Christians throughout the centuries, the Septuagint (LXX) has been received as a preferred edition of the Old Testament scriptures. There are many reasons for this. The bulk of OT citations from the early Church fathers are aligned with the Septuagint (and other Greek translations), and the New Testament authors seemed to prefer it nearly nine times ... 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 »

Unbreakable ties: Serbian-Greek Orthodox Friendship Day slowly becoming a Pan Orthodox Event

Twenty years of Greek Serbian Friendship celebrated in Sydney Neos Kosmos – 2 Oct 2013 With more than 35 dancing groups participating, and a program of more than eight hours, the annual Greek-Serbian Orthodox and Cultural Friendship Day was celebrated last Sunday in Rooty Hill, Sydney. Serbian and Greek dancing schools were joined by other Orthodox communities to give unique ... Read More »

Demonstration

When nations are not made accountable for their crimes, their action ceases to be a crime 23 Jul 2013 In a piece describing his stay in Cyprus, Noble Prize winning poet Odysseus Elytis spoke of the timeless essence of being Greek as being situated in a unique feel for the relationship between things, whereupon there was more of the spirit ... Read More »

THE GREATNESS OF PAN ORTHODOXY

Here in New Zealand, and in places where the other Orthodox Christians (the Antiochians, Russians, Serbs, Romanians, etc) do not have churches and priests of their own as (well as) in the Fiji Islands, we the Greek Orthodox cover their devotional needs. So well-pleasing and very beautiful are our shared feelings every time and whenever all we Orthodox attend the ... Read More »

Saint Kosmas Aitolos (1714-1779) Feast Day on the 24th August

St Kosmas the Aetolian preaching

SAINT  KOSMAS AITOLOS Seventeen centuries after St. Paul journeyed across Greece, a solitary man of God travelled the same country from border to border, sea to sea, and island to island in a magnificent religious spirit, which strengthened the fires of Christianity and the flickering hopes of a nation, that was straining under the yoke of Turkish occupation after nearly ... Read More »