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    Pray for Peace

    Brothers and sisters, please pray for peace, we're on the verge of war with Turkey, the Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis has left its anchorage in Antalya, and with 16 Turkish war ships are heading towards the Greek EEZ near the island of Kastelorizo to conduct seismic survey. We're on full...
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    Unexpected death

    Please pray for the repose of my uncle, he died unexpectedly last night in his sleep, while staying with us since August. He was here to see his nephews and nieces. His name was Achilles. Thank you.
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    Greek Rembetika

    Rembetika is a Greek musical genre that was born in the ports of Piraeus & Thessaloniki in Greece & Smyrna (now Izmir) on the opposite side of the Aegean sea in late 19th-early 20th c. It started as the urban music of the lower casts or underground describing drug abuse οr petty crime, later...
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    New Saint!

    The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate resolved to canonize Elder Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos at its session yesterday (8/29/2018). You can read a short biography of the saint's life and some of his teachings here. St. Amphilochios pray to God for us.
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    Κειμηλιαρχεῖον

    Guys a question regarding church nomenclature. What's the English word for κειμηλιαρχεῖον? Kειμηλιαρχεῖον is an institution, usually under the auspices of the local Metropolis, where old Liturgical objects, vestments and Liturgical books are kept  and conserved. The public can visit, it's like...
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    +Elder Nektarios Vitalis

    Elder Nektarios Vitalis (+89) reposed in the Lord on Thursday and was buried on Friday 2/9/2018. Fr. Nektarios was miraculously healed from terminal metastatic cancer (doctors gave him 2-2.5 months to live, in 1980, he lived for 38 years!) by st. Nektarios of Aegina himself, who visited him...
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    Byzantine secular & post-Byzantine Classical Ottoman music

    Cappadocian Acritic song. Its theme is the duel between the Ἀκρίτης (border-guard) and Χάρος (personification of death in Byzantine folklore, the pre-Christian Charon): Ἀκρίτης Κάστρον ἔκτισε-A border-guard built a Castle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PCxqKOF3Z8 Post-Byzantine...
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    Fr. Thomas Mikrayannanites

    Fr Thomas Mikrayannanites of the Thomades' brotherhood on Mount Athos, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday, on the eve of the dormition and his funeral took place today at 13:30 local time on the day of the dormition. Fr Thomas left the world at the age of 9, after a vision he had on the day of...
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    Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia - Honourary Doctorate

    Metropolitan of Diokleia Kallistos Ware, addresses the academic staff and students of the School of Theology of the Aristotelian Uni of Thessalonika on the occasion of him accepting an honourary doctorate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVgJzZCjiqE I'm used of listening to him speaking in...
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    St. Paisios pray to God for us!

    The Synod of the Oecumenical Patriarchate officially declared the sainthood of Elder Paisios the Hagiorite, today at 15:10 local time according to Romfea.gr. The official stetement in Greek: "Συνῆλθεν, ὑπό τήν προεδρίαν τῆς Α. Θ. Παναγιότητος, ἡ Ἁγία καί Ἱερά Σύνοδος εἰς τήν τακτικήν συνεδρίαν...
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    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Addresses the Issue of Homosexual Marriage

    On September 7, 2013 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Holy Cathedral of St. Symeon in Tallinn, Estonia. Early that afternoon, His All-Holiness presided over Vespers Service in the same church, at which time he delivered the Homily. Below is an excerpt of this Homily...
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    Την πατρίδα'μ έχασα

    Each year, May 19, is the Remembrance Day to commemorate the Pontian Christian Genocide by the Ottoman and Young Turks. At least 350,000 men, women, and children died from 1914 - 1923 through systematic slaughter, death marches, and starvation. May their memory be eternal. May the day come...
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    Amazing hymn!

    Found by accident this amazing performance by Archon Protopsaltis George Hadzichronoglou chanting the hymn, "The sun hidden its rays", and I thought I should share (it gives me goosebumps, he is sooo good): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F65m_iDDCVw "Seeing that the sun had hidden its rays...
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    Please Pray...

    ...for the souls of the 353,000 Pontian Orthodox Christians who perished from 1919-1923. May 19th each year is dedicated to the memory of our Christian brothers and sisters who suffered under the Ottomans. Memory Eternal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IvOlM3ibss
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    Η Ρωμανία επάρθεν...(Romania, i.e. Byzantium, was taken)

    Παραδοσιακό Ποντιακό Τραγούδι του 15-16ου αι. γιά την άλωση της Πόλης σε Ποντιακή διάλεκτο. Τραγουδάει ο Πέτρος Γαϊτάνος. Αιωνία η Μνήμη των υπερασπιστών της Κωνσταντινούπολης. A traditional Pontian song of 15-16th c. dedicated to the fall of Constantinople. It's in Pontic-Greek dialect. A song...
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    Patriarchal Proclamation of Pascha 2010 in Chinese

    所有忠誠的教會: 

恩典,仁慈,和平從基督救世主復活在光榮中 摯愛的弟兄姐妹們,在主內親愛的孩子們, 基督復活了! 再次,神聖的一天已經到來復活節充滿喜悅和輝煌,將喜悅散佈,安慰,高興並保證對所有的生命忠誠,儘管沉重的氣氛瀰漫在我們的世界上由於多面的危機及所有熟悉的痛苦後果發生在我們日常生活中。         基督復活了從墳墓中的神人;並且人類與祂的復活了!在專橫殘暴的死亡屬於過去。絕望的海地斯' 束縛已經無可逆轉地消失了。唯一大能生命賦予者,祂已經道成肉身自願承擔所有不幸及我們的本性和所有的需要,即死亡,已經“被神威的閃電將死亡帶到海地斯來”[1]賜予我們生命...
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    Patriarchal Proclamation for Pascha in French, Italian, Portuguese

    † BARTHOLOMAIOS 

PAR LA GRÂCE DE DIEU ARCHEVÊQUE DE CONSTANTINOPLE-NOUVELLE ROME
ET PATRIARCHE ŒCUMÉNIQUE
QUE LA GRÂCE, LA PAIX ET LA MISÉRICORDE
DU CHRIST SAUVEUR, GLORIEUSEMENT RESSUSCITÉ,
SOIENT AVEC TOUT LE PLÉRÔME DE L’ÉGLISE Frères et enfants bien-aimés en le Seigneur, CHRIST EST...
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    Patriarchal Proclamation for Pascha in Russian & Ukrainian (2010)

    ВАРФОЛОМЕЙ
МИЛОСТИЮ БОЖИЕЙ АРХИЕПИСКОП КОНСТАНТИНОПОЛЬСКИЙ-НОВОГО РИМА И ВСЕЛЕНСКИЙ ПАТРИАРХ
ВСЕЙ ПОЛНОТЕ ЦЕРКВИ
БЛАГОДАТЬ, МИР И МИЛОСТЬ ВОСКРЕСШЕГО ВО СЛАВЕ СПАСА НАШЕГО ИИСУСА ХРИСТА

Любимые и желанные братья и чада о Господе, 
ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕСЕ! Снова рассветает благоговейный и радостный...
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    DECLARACIÓN PATRIARCAL SOBRE LA SANTA PASCUA 2010

    BARTOLOME POR LA MISERICORDIA DE DIOS ARZOBISPO DE CONSTANTINOPLA-NUEVA ROMA Y PATRIARCA ECUMENICO A TODO EL PLEROMA DE LA IGLESIA LA GRACIA, LA PAZ Y LA MISERICORDIA DEL SALVADOR CRISTO GLORIOSAMENTE RESUCITADO Hermanos e hijos amados en el Señor, Cristo resucitó! Alegre y radiante ha...
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    Patriarchal Proclamation for Pascha

    + Β Α Ρ Θ Ο Λ Ο Μ Α Ι Ο Σ ΕΛΕῼ ΘΕΟΥ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΣ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥΠΟΛΕΩΣ - ΝΕΑΣ ΡΩΜΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΗΣ ΠΑΝΤΙ Τῼ ΠΛΗΡΩΜΑΤΙ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ ΧΑΡΙΝ, ΕΙΡΗΝΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΛΕΟΣ ΠΑΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΕΝΔΟΞΩΣ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΝΤΟΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ Ἀδελφοὶ καὶ τέκνα ἐν Κυρίῳ ἀγαπητά, Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Εὐφρόσυνος καὶ φωτεινὴ...
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