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Syria and the Greek revolution

Flags of Syria and Greece

Two hundred years ago, it was the Greek freedom fighters who sought to enlist the assistance of Syria in their quest for independence DEAN KALIMNIOU Currently, tens, if not hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria have or are travelling to Greece, in order to seek refuge from the brutal war that has blighted their homeland, a war that has ... Read More »

Churches in Turkey on the Verge of Extinction‏

Shame on You

One of the common features of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey seems to be their intolerance of churches. “Turkey is not converting churches into mosques because there is a need for more mosques… The message conveyed … is that Turkey is an Islamic state and no other religion is tolerated.” — Constantine Tzanos, author. The physical devastation of the ... Read More »

We must not forget Armenia’s suffering

Armenian Orthodox believers stand with Armenian flags at a cathedral in Moscow in 2012 to mark the anniversary of the mass killing of the Armenian people by Ottoman Turks

Armenia has arguably produced more martyrs than anywhere else, given that the victims of the genocide were killed in hatred of the Faith By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith – Wednesday, 4 February 2015   Early February is a good time, liturgically speaking. On Monday we celebrated the lovely feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, when candles were blessed, marking the ... Read More »