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Chris Vlahonasios

That’s a wrap: Byzanfest film festival founder Chris Vlahonasios shares 2020 behind the scenes and award winners

Following by his mother’s shock cancer diagnosis, Chris Vlahonasios founded the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival as a way to “let light shine through that cloud.” Chris shares with Greek City Times the ‘behind the scenes’ of Byzanfest 2020, gives the run down on this year’s award winners, and imparts important messages of faith to our youth.

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What is the significance of the Cross for Orthodox Christians?

During Sunday’s Orthodox Cafe, held weekly at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Stylianos in Gymea, Dr Philip Kariatlis opened an inspiring discussion about what the Holy Cross means for Orthodox Christians.

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The Pope remains silent on the conversion of Hagia Sophia

The Vatican and Pope Francis have remained utterly silent about the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque and is causing concern in the Christian world. At a time when the whole…

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Yoga incompatible for Orthodox Christians

The Orthodox Church of Greece has announced yoga as “absolutely incompatible” with Christianity and not a “kind of exercise” since “yoga is a fundamental part of the religion of Hinduism.” The Synodal…

April 24: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

April 24: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

April 24th is the day the world commemorates the Armenian Genocide committed by Turks in 1915. That day, 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were arrested in Constantinople and sent to Chankri…

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US condemns Turkey for Greek Orthodox Theological school closure

The United States ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback on Sunday called Turkey’s closure of the Theological School of Halki unacceptable saying there was no excuse to not reopen it. “We…

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