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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fathers of the Holy Mountain - Documentary VIDEO (English subtitles)

From the book "Fathers of the Holy Mountain and the History of Holy Mountain"

UN Slams Turkey's Refusal to Recognize Greek-Orthodox Minority


The Greek-Orthodox minority community of Istanbul (Community) is an autochthonous minority which status was recognized by the international Lausanne Treaty (1923). This Treaty is also the founding act establishing the state of Turkey. In Lausanne Treaty, Section B (articles 38-42) is devoted to the protection of rights of non-Muslim minorities to whom also the Community belongs.

The PR who helped make the Pope Francis popular - an ex US journalist who belongs to Opus Dei


Egyptian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over detentions


Egyptian security forces have fired volleys of tear gas and used batons to disperse stone-throwing protesters in central Cairo denouncing a series of arrests connected to a new law against street demonstrations.

Church Of England Proposes Gay Marriage 'Blessings'

LONDON, - Church of England clergy would be able to "bless" same-sex relationships under long-awaited proposals unveiled on Thursday as the church adopts a more open - but disputed - approach to homosexuality.

Orthodox activists sabotage play in Russia

Photo from user @cheparukhin 
MOSCOW, -- A group of ultraconservative activists sabotaged a theater performance in Moscow by yelling at the audience to fear God.

BULGARIA: Powerful Bulgarian Bishop Kiril May Have Been Murdered - Clergyman

Bulgaria: Powerful Bulgarian Bishop May Have Been Murdered - Clergyman 

Allegations have once again emerged that the death of powerful Bulgarian bishop Kiril earlier this year may not have been an accident.

DAMASCUS: Fear in Syrian capital as mortar shells rain down


They fall randomly, often during rush hour, smashing into schools, businesses, churches and homes in the Syrian capital and leaving a trail of death and terror in their wake.

Friday, November 29, 2013

A Palestinian Greek Orthodox boy

A Palestinian Greek Orthodox boy holds a candle as he attends Christmas services at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City January 7, 2013.

Christmas Traditions: Christmas Flavors Festival in Greece


More than 150 local producers will take part in the Christmas Flavors Festival entitled “Greece, Celebration, Flavors” that will take place from the 29th November to the 1st December in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Pope, Putin meeting symbolic, but rift between churches remains


News reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit with Pope Francis on Monday in Rome indicated the event was symbolic, but mending a centuries-old rift between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church isn't likely to happen soon.

See Wonderful Kindness of Our St. Irenaeus School in Haiti (Maissade)

 The clergy of the Orthodox Mission of Haiti of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia organized a conference from the 27th to the 29th of December 2010 in order to strengthen the Orthodox services in every parish of the Mission.

From the Promised Holy Land: St. Philoumenos of Jacob's Well

Martyred at Jacob's Well, 16/29 November, 1979

Thursday, November 28, 2013

TURKEY: Pilgrimage to Monastery Panagia Sumela by the football club of Apollo - Limassol, Cyprus PHOTO

Historic Monastery of Panagia Sumela in Trabzon - Turkey, visited a group of players and members of the board Apollon Limassol - Cyprus. 

A Blessed Thanksgiving!

We wish a most blessed Thanksgiving to one and all!

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Orthodox Prayer of Thanksgiving

Did Putin Insult the Pope?


Orthodox bishop wants MPs who vote for same-sex unions excommunicated

Metropolitan Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus 
 Piraeus cleric says 'homosexuality is the most disgusting and unclean sin'

 An Orthodox bishop has issued a nine-page statement railing against the issue of same-sex civil partnerships, which he has lambasted as "an insult against God and man". 

Virgin Mary Icon In Honolulu Produces Myrrh - Cures Man Of Blindness (VIDEO)


Parishioners at a small, "cozy" Russian Orthodox Church in Hawaii say they have a lot to be thankful for.
"We certainly don't deserve it," Father Antole Lyovin says of the church's good fortune.

VATICAN SCANDAL: 60 Million Euro Church Tax For Porno- and Esoteric Store Weltbild

The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising is till now the second-largest shareholder, will put 30 million euro of Church tax into  the little Catholic publishing and mail order firm, Weltbild. 

SYRIA: Islamists Attack Cherubim Monastery with Giant Jesus Statue - Christians in Prison

Damascus- Islamist rebels have launched an offensive north of Damascus to Deir Atieh. In the city with a population of 25,000 there is a strong Christian minority.

Children With Special Needs To Decorate Thessaloniki Christmas

A Christmas tree different from the rest, decorated with love and the smiles of children with special needs is apparently going to be put up on November 30th at the "Fix in art" performing arts venue in Thessaloniki.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How to paint an Icon - Icon painting classes


The school of Byzantine iconography

Greek fans against the Turkish club - international matches VIDEO

Anorthosis (Greece) - Fenerbahce (Turkey)

A Hidden Saint-Archbishop of Athens Damaskenos


Damaskinos, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, served as the Primate of the Autocephalous Church of Greece during the Second World War. Born in the village of Dorvitsa in Greece in 1890, the nephew of the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koroni, he served in the Greek Army during the Balkan wars, and was ordained to the holy Priesthood in 1917. 

Canonization of Two New Saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate 

Moscow police detain 15 Islamists with suicide belts


Moscow, - The police have detained members of the At Takfir wal-Hijra extremist organization in Moscow and seized plenty of armaments and explosives.

Patriarch Kirill expressed concerns about exodus by Christians from Iraq

Moscow,  - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about the exodus of Christians from Iraq.

Recipes : Mount Athos Tahini Soup – ready for winter

Recipes : Mount Athos Tahini Soup – ready for winter 
 From the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra, Mount Athos

For 4-6 Servings

Düsseldorf: Antiquarians Selling Stolen Relics from Greek Monasteries


The stolen images from Greek monasteries and churches of Epirus were identified recently in a gallery in Düsseldorf that had them for sale.

Turkey to turn Monastery of Saint John of Stoudios into mosque


The largest Byzantium monastery in Istanbul will be converted into a mosque after its restoration next year.


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