The Prayer


Source: http://www.greekorthodox.org.au WHY DO WE PRAY If we pray for personal needs only, because we need something, then the most necessary ingredient in relationship is missing: love. In order to establish and maintain a relationship (a dialogue, a communion), our love for God should be at the very heart of our desire to come nearer to…

THE RENUNCIATION AND AFFIRMATION COMMITMENT


Category: Religion  How to Renounce Satan and all Curses   (Prayer) As God is my eternal Witness, Savior, and judge, I do here by affirm that I am a child of God that has been purchased with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rms. 6:3-11): — I confess Him as my Lord and Savior…

THE CASH ECONOMY IN ASIA – why a 100% digital payments economy will not work


Story by Arthur Kokontis – Director and founder of Sitnok Global – sitnokglobal.com This is will be a brief outline of an observation of the cash economy in ASIA, it’s implications for the community and lower social classes, particularly HONG KONG and China. My recent visit to Hong Kong this last 7 days presented some real life social…

Critical teleconference the Euro Working Group Friday


According to EU sources, the eurozone’s Finance Expert will give specific directions to Greece for which concessions must be made ​​to initially locked an agreement with the European institutions, which will allow further IMF participation. The EWG will be informed by representatives of institutions and Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Chouliaraki for the blend of measures…

Don’t turn backs on refugees, pope says


Pope Francis, leading the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in Palm Sunday services leading up to Easter, on Sunday criticized those who he said were washing their hands of the fate of desperate refugees. Francis blessed palm and olive branches in St. Peter’s Square before tens of thousands of people to commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entrance…

Interview with artist Nikos Tsokos: Living, breathing art


OR HOW A YOUNG GREEK ARTIST HAS MANAGED TO GAIN WORLD RECOGNITION AMONGST THE CACOPHONY THAT IS GREECE AT THIS POINT IN TIME Savvas Tsestos Limnatitis   Let’s get one thing straight: I am a staunch believer that the roots of great art have been buried deep in the soil of poverty, despair and heartache….

Baklava


baklava   Servings 10 1 lb phyllo pastry, thawed if frozen 1 cup butter, melted at room temp 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups chopped walnuts 1⁄2 cup water 1⁄4 cup lemon juice 1⁄4 cup honey   Directions Preheat oven to 325. Layer half of the sheets of phyllo one sheet at…

Spanakopita


spanakopita new   Servings 15-18   Pastry   1 lb country-style phyllo pastry (if you can’t get that, regular phyllo pastry will do) 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil, approximately   Spinach Filling   1⁄4 cup olive oil 2 lbs spinach, cleaned, tough stems removed 6 spring onions, cleaned, sliced in 1/4 inch lengths 1…

Sanctuary of Artemis at Aulis


PHOTOS BY NIKOS TSOKOS   The sancuary is located between Avlida and Chalkida. Aulis or “Avlida” as it’s known in Greek was where one of the most dramatic scenes throughout Homer’s Iliad took place. After killing a sacred deer of the Goddess Artemis, the leader of the Greek forces Agamemnon could not set sail for…

The Many Faces of Hellenic Culture


“The Many Faces of Hellenic Culture” is the first book from freelance writer and short film director, Billy Cotsis who doubles as a feature writer at Neos Kosmos. An extensive interview with Billy Cotsis will follow soon. Billy has travelled to over 48 countries and 58 Greek islands, allowing him to bring together a collection…

BREAKING NEWS: RUSSIA TO LEAVE SYRIA – PUTIN SAYS GOALS ACHIEVED


Source:  CNN    Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin announced out of the blue on Monday that “the main part” of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw, telling his diplomats to step up the push for peace as U.N.-mediated talks resumed on ending the five-year-old war. Damascus rejected any suggestion of a rift…

Lost chapters of history


Source ekathimerini   You want to hold your breath, as you do when you’re underwater, when gazing upon the splendid objects that archaeologists have dragged up from the deep. Ancient vases, Classical era jars, bronze figurines, Ottoman clay pipes from the 17th century, Byzantine coins and, most surprising of all, the contents of an amphora…

The rise and fall of ancient Greece


  They may see everything from their lofty vantage point, but how many of us passers-by can say we’ve given them more than a passing glance? Some 18 meters above the ground, in a manbasket suspended from a crane and in the company of monument restorer and civil engineer Gerasimos Thomas, I was able to…

The silent sentries of the Academy of Athens


Source: ekathimerini   They may see everything from their lofty vantage point, but how many of us passers-by can say we’ve given them more than a passing glance? Some 18 meters above the ground, in a manbasket suspended from a crane and in the company of monument restorer and civil engineer Gerasimos Thomas, I was…

Greek goverment to refugees: Leave, please


An interesting development to say the least Source: ekathimerini The Greek government on Saturday started handing out flyers printed in Arabic, Farsi and Pashto to migrants and refugees camped out on the country’s northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), informing them that the crossing is closed. The message urges the residents…