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Teaching love in Sierra Leone

Eleni Athinodorou at the Sierre Leone Orthodox Mission

    As a teacher, Eleni Athinodorou wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Her wish came true when she found herself working for the Orthodox mission in Sierra Leone 7 May 2015 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper NIKOS FOTAKIS “Hi, this is Eleni from Brisbane. Christos Anesti!” The cheerful, youthful voice on the phone belongs to Eleni ... Read More »

The Banality of False History having its effects upon Curriculum

Russell Crowe's The Turkish Diviner

For those who have been following the “Anzac Myth” which has been woven by the Russel Crowe film “The Water Diviner”, we are now beginning to see the results of fantasy being passed off for history. The following article relates one in a growing number of incidences that are occurring across Australia, whereby the aforementioned film is now being used ... Read More »

Mode of Life responds to inaccuracies regarding Valentine’s Day

St Valentine Priest-martyr of Rome

INTRODUCTORY THOUGHTS Not too recently, the Neos Kosmos English Edition published a rather tedious article about Valentine’s Day by a certain Nelly Skoufatoglou. The article in question, interviewed various members of Melbourne’s Greek community about how they viewed or celebrated “Valentine’s Day”. And of course one got an appreciation of differing views, most of which expressed the thought that Valentine’s Day ... Read More »

The Three Hierarchs

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Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and renowned John of the Golden Speech, patron saints of all Orthodox students DEAN KALIMNIOU – NEOS KOSMOS ENGLISH EDITION – 31 JANUARY 2015 In the top drawer of my desk resides a stained chromolithograph icon of the Three Hierarchs. This was given to me by my grandmother when I was studying for my ... Read More »

Diatribe: Saint Demetrios

St Demetrios of Thessalonica

      Saint Demetrios’ popularity in the Orthodox faith as a warrior saint is strange considering the Church’s pacifist teachings  Dean Kalimniou – Neos Kosmos – 20 Oct 2014 The traditional iconography of some of the ‘warrior’ saints of the Orthodox Church has always disconcerted me a little. Saint Eustathios, Saint Minas, Saint George and Saint Dimitrios are invariably ... Read More »

Dormition of the Theotokos

Unlike the Resurrection of Christ, the mysterious character of Mary’s death, burial and ascension were not the subject of apostolic teachings extant but were preserved in the oral tradition of the Church. 19 Aug 2014 – Neos Kosmos DEAN KALIMNIOU “If her Fruit, Whom none may comprehend, on Whose account she was called a heaven, submitted of His own will ... Read More »

Priest’s disbelief over stolen church Jewellery

Father Eleftherios Tatsis tells Neos Kosmos his version of events before a brazen robbery saw $100,000 of donated jewellery stolen at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani By Maja Jovic – Neos Kosmos, Saturday 26 July 2014 Jewellery worth more than $100,000, donated by Greek Orthodox faithful, has been stolen from the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani, in Red Hill ... Read More »

CYPRUS RALLIES 2014

BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR CYPRUS REUNIFICATION Federal Parliament passes motion by Maria Vamvakinou, reaffirming its support for a fair and just resolution to the Cyprus problem 21 Jul 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper HELEN VELISSARIS As the world prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the Cyprus invasion by Turkey, Australia has reaffirmed its position, calling for the demilitarisation and reunification ... Read More »

Technicality thwarts Mildura case

Mary Bakopoulos will continue to fight her case with the help of the Archdiocese 15 Apr 2014 HELEN VELISSARIS “I’m very disappointed with this. I’m not giving up, I’m determined to explore my options,” a passionate Mary Bakopoulos told Neos Kosmos this week. After The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) denied giving a ruling on the discrimination case she ... Read More »