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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 »

NEOMARTYR CONSTANTINE THE TURKISH HAGARENE APOSTATE

Neomrtyr Constantine the Turkish Hagarene Apostate

(Commemorated on 2nd of June) What we know of Saint Constantine’s early life are only a few brief facts, since fellow family members and Ottoman Christians at the time of his martyrdom, hesitated to speak about his very public confession which stirred much ill-will amongst Ottoman Hagarenes (Muslims) and Ottoman civil authorities. His own family from what research seems to ... Read More »