Tag: Orthodoxy

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.

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.

Massive Cross raised in Kosovo (VIDEO) 1

Massive Cross raised in Kosovo (VIDEO)

A huge cross 20 meters high and 12 meters wide was erected in northern Kosovo on Thursday, October 1st, 2020, on a hill at an altitude of 905 meters. The Holy Cross…

What Father's Day means in the Orthodox Church 8

What Father’s Day means in the Orthodox Church

Around Australia, thousands of Greeks celebrate Father’s Day. Father’s Day truly honours fatherhood – fathers, pappou’s (grandfathers) and those who are a father figure in our lives. We also celebrate the influence…

Vandals desecrate church in Xanthi 9

Vandals desecrate church in Xanthi

At the center of an unexplained attack by unknown vandals was a small church located next to the inactive factory of SEVATH in Xanthi in northeast Greece near the Turkish border. It…

Turkey converts another ancient Orthodox Church into a mosque 11

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.…

A Greek Orthodox prayer for Beirut (VIDEO) 19

A Greek Orthodox prayer for Beirut (VIDEO)

A Greek Orthodox prayer for Beirut has been released on YouTube by Father Kabarnos. Father Nikodimos Kabarnos is one of the most famous voices in Byzantine music and his YouTube Channel has…

New app offers virtual pilgrimage to Greek monasteries 22

New app offers virtual pilgrimage to Greek monasteries

“VR Pilgrim” is the first aрр in the world that enables smartphone users to virtually travel to the most mysterious and inaccessible places of Christian heritage, from the comfort of their homes.…