Saint Syncletica (January 5)

St Syncletica. Fresco by Elder Sophrony Sakharov at the refectory of St John the Baptist Monastery in Essex.

Our holy mother Syncletica was born at Alexandria in the course of the fourth century to rich and devout parents, who came originally from Macedonia. From her youth, she had been seen as an excellent match on account of her great beauty, intelligence and virtues, and she had many suitors; but she remained deaf and blind to every worldly attraction, for she aspired only to spiritual marriage to Christ, the heavenly Bridegroom. Bringing her flesh into subjection by fasting and austerities of every kind, she constantly gathered her spirit in the depths of her heart and cried out night and day: My Beloved is mine, and I am His (Song of Songs 2:16).

On the death of her parents, she distributed her great fortune to the poor and then, accompanied by her blind sister, she fled far from the city. Read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Another arrest of Archbishop Jovan by pseudo-Macedonians

His Beatitude Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje kyr kyr Jovan in the late hours of 16th November 2010 was detained on the border-crossing Kalotina, between Bulgaria and Serbia, upon a warrant of the Interpol bureau of FYROM. He has been determined a 24-hour detention.

Source: Information Service of the Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric

The gravestone of the dreams of the Skopjans that they are Macedonians, descendants of Alexander the Great, is made of two books and a documentary.

The renaming of the Yugoslavian area of Vardaska to Macedonia by Tito and Stalin in August 1944, led today’ s inhabitants of FYROM into fantasising that they are the Macedonians and, particularly, that they are the descendants of Alexander the Great. The way Hitler, in order to establish the Nazi regime, kept declaring that the Germans belonged to the Arian race, the same way Tito, in order to take control of the Aegean and support the expansionist plans of the Soviet Union, renamed Vardaska to Macedonia, aiming at the extraction of Macedonia from Greece.

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My Greek DNA Beats Yours

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]Dear U of U: You don’t have to be born in Greece to be a Greek.
By John Saltas

A couple of years ago, I and other family members traced our DNA through My DNA—so that of my father, his Greek father and so on—tested into Haplogroup R1a1, meaning our Y chromosomes have been wandering around central Europe since at least the time of the last Ice Age. My mother’s Cretan father (tested via a male cousin born to my mother’s brother) was shown to be a member of Haplogroup J2. That group is found throughout the ancient seafaring regions of the eastern Mediterranean. Landing there perhaps thanks to the Phoenicians, J2 is prevalent on the island of Crete, and it dates at least to the Minoan era.

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Exhibition in Germany: Alexander the Great and the Opening of the World

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Few figures in history have been as fascinating as Alexander the Great. In 323 B.C. he died at the early age of 32. His short life and his personality, his legendary march through the vast Persian empire, and the immeasurable impact and later effects have called forth countless stories and legends for more than two thousands years.

The exhibition ?Alexander the Great and the Opening of the World. Asia?s Cultures in Transformation? follows the course of the Macedonian king Alexander to Central Asia and thereby demonstrates the resulting cultural, economical and social upheavals to the visitors.

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Τοιχογραφία του 1568 στο Άγιον Όρος χαρακτηρίζει τον Αλέξανδρο ως «βασιλέα των Ελλήνων» – Mural of 1568 on Mount Athos calls Alexander “king of Hellenes”

Mural of 1568 calls Alexander king of Hellenes

Από την ελληνική εφημερίδα «Καθημερινή». Η τοιχογραφία χρονολογείται από το 1568 και βρίσκεται στην Μονή Δοχειαρίου του Αγίου Όρους. Η Μονή Δοχειαρίου φαίνεται ότι ανάγεται στα πρώτα χρόνια του 11ου αιώνα.

Από τη μιά μεριά λέει «Βασιλεύς Ελλήνων Αλέξανδρος» και από την άλλη «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων Αύγουστος».

VatopaidiFriend: Είναι ξεκάθαρο ότι το «Έλληνες» εδώ αναφέρεται στον λαό και όχι στο ειδωλολατρικό θρήσκευμα, εφόσον για τον Αύγουστο, που και αυτός ήταν ειδωλολάτρης, λέει «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων». Επίσης είναι ξεκάθαρο ότι ο Αλέξανδρος που απεικονίζεται εδώ δεν είναι ο άσημος βυζαντινός αυτοκράτορας με αυτό το όνομα (912-913), γιατί τότε θα έλεγε «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων», μια και οι Βυζαντινοί αποκαλούσαν τους εαυτούς τους Ρωμαίους λόγω της Νέας Ρώμης – Κωνσταντινούπολης, και οι αυτοκράτορες λέγονταν «Βασιλείς Ρωμαίων». Εξάλλου αυτός δεν θα είχε καμμία θέση σε μια τέτοια τοιχογραφία. Εδώ απεικονίζεται ο Μέγας Αλέξανδρος της αρχαιότητας.

From greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini‘. The mural dates from 1568 and anyone can see it in Moni Docheiareiou in Mt. Athos. The monastery of Docheiareiou appears to date back to the early years of the eleventh century.

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For Immediate Release: July 11, 2009

NEW YORK—The Hellenic League of America (HLA) alerts the community about support for the false historical revisionist “geographical qualifier” for Macedonia. Several statements by the American Hellenic Institute AHI –one of the oldest establishment institutions purporting to support Hellenism in America – indicate AHI support for legislation supporting the “geographical qualifier” for Macedonia in Congress. This expresses a split between historical truth and community opinion and the false historical revisionism supported by the Greek political establishment or Greek ruling class in Greece, and its lobbies or allies in Washington DC. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »