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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulates Joe Biden on his victory

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew congratulates Joe Biden

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a congratulatory message to Joe Biden. “The joy and enthusiasm for your electoral victory are not just personal feelings. They are also feelings of our Ecumenical Patriarchate and…

2(ii)

2(ii): Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

Greek director Fanis Topsachalidis has been nominated for Best Director (Short Film) for his film ‘2(ii)’ about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Greek families in drastic ways. 2(ii) is now showing as part of the Byzanfest Orthodox Film Festival.

Science and Orthodoxy Around the World: Now Showing Byzanfest 2020 1

Science and Orthodoxy Around the World: Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

If we accept that God is faith and science is knowledge, is there a point where these two converge? National Hellenic Research Foundation’s Greek documentary ‘Science and Orthodoxy Around the World’ is now showing and has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing at the Byzanfest Film Festival 2020.

Letting in the Light

Letting in the Light: Now Showing Byzanfest 2020

Letting in the Light is a documentary that follows Sister Thekla, an iconographer who travelled to Wellington from the Congo in Africa, to paint the Pantocrator on the dome of Wellington’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the Evangelismos church. Adding the Pantocrator iconography to the dome is a significant milestone in the history of this beautiful church. The film shares the story of how this remarkable work was created and celebrates the Greek Orthodox faith in New Zealand.

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden celebrates the 80th anniversary of OXI Day

Joe Biden- former vice president of the United States, now the Democratic presidential nominee- posted a message on social media on the occasion of OXI Day. “Today we celebrate the 80th anniversary…

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.