Tag: Orthodox

Lethal Nationalism

Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks 1913-1923: Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of the Greeks 1913 – 1923 is a historical documentary that for the first time charts Ottoman Empire’s and Turkish Nationalists Genocide of its 3,000-year-old ethnic Greek population, taking only 10 years to destroy over 3 millennia of history.

Kalimera from Beirut

Kalimera from Beirut: Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

Sixteen years ago, young George Eid made an oath to his dying Greek grandfather in Beirut: to find the roots of his family who moved from Smyrna to Lebanon in 1922 and reconstruct the history of the Greeks in Lebanon. Fulfilling the promise took a bit of time but George, now a journalist for a large network, has done it. ‘Kalimera from Beirut’ is the first documentary about the Greek community in Lebanon.

US presidential candidate Joe Biden presents 'vision for Greece'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden presents ‘vision for Greece’

Joe Biden- former vice president of the United States, now the Democratic presidential nominee- reiterated his long-standing commitment to Greece and Greek-Americans. In an announcement titled ‘Joe Biden’s vision for Greek Americans…

Greek PM thanks Joe Biden for his support over Hagia Sophia

Greek PM thanks Joe Biden for his support over Hagia Sophia

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s call on Turkey to reverse the decision on Hagia Sophia, during his speech at the Rotunda Monument in Thessaloniki on Wednesday…

Greek Orthodox

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.

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque 8

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque

After Hagia Sophia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan turned another World Heritage Site, the ancient Church of Chora (“Church of the Holy Savior in Chora”) in Constantinople (Turkish: İstanbul), into a mosque.…

The Pope remains silent on the conversion of Hagia Sophia 16

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…

July 12: Agios Paisios of Mount Athos 18

July 12: Agios Paisios of Mount Athos

Today is the Feast Day of Agios Paisios of Mount Athos, who was born on July 25, 1924 and died July 12, 1994. Also known as Elder Paisios (Γέροντας Παΐσιος ο Αγιορείτης),…

Temporary ban on Holy Communion in Toronto

Temporary ban on Holy Communion in Toronto

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has issued revised COVID-19 guidelines that ban the offering of Holy Communion to the faithful. The new guidelines state that suspended services include “Communion and other close contact activities.” “Community…

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