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Friday, July 30, 2010

Copeman's Greek Dance Notebook


 a famous "karsilama" played by "maliétès", greco-turkish band based in France - live in Strasbourg, 2006


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Cosmos

"Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring."
. . . Dr. Carl Sagan
The Cosmos

Prinkipessa - Eleni Bitali - FONARA Megali !!!!!

Visual Greek

Yes! A way for visual learners to learn how to read and enjoy the Bible in Greek!
Also, be sure to visit this site:

Devour these cartoons—and you will be equipped to read
4 out of 5 words in the Greek New Testament!

(110,425 out of the 138,162 total words in the book!)

Theo's Restaurant

                                                                                                    Theo's Restaurant,
687 Main Street, Penticton, BC Canada


Author/Inventor Mike Ellis brings you Fun Greek. He's erasing Greek and replacing it with English words enabling anyone to speak Greek.
The Fun Greek phrases below only need a simple set of directions. Say each large phrase quickly and smoothly with emphasis on the red word or object. The translation and sound byte are found underneath. That's all there is to Fun Greek.

Archangel Michael

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels and bodiless powers; he is called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless powers. According to Holy Scripture and Tradition, he has interceded for humanity multiple times and continues to serve as the Defender of the Faith. St Michael is most often invoked for protection from invasion by enemies and from civil war, and for the defeat of adversaries on the field of battle. He is celebrated primarily on November 8, the Synaxis of Michael and all the Bodiless Powers of Heaven; September 6 also marks the miracle of the Archangel at Colossae.
The name Michael means "like unto God" or "Who is like unto God?"
Michael first appears in the Old Testament in the book of Joshua's account of the fall of Jericho. Though Michael is not mentioned by name in the text, it is said that Joshua "looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand." When the still unaware Joshua asks which side of the fight the Archangel is on, Michael responds, "neither...but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come" (Joshua 5:13-14)1.
In the book of Daniel, Michael appears first to help the Archangel Gabriel defeat the Persians (10:13). In a later vision it is revealed to Daniel that "at that time [the end times] Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then..." (Ch. 12)1. Michael thus plays an important role as the protector of Israel and later of his chosen people, the Church.

In New Testament times, the holy Archangel Michael showed his power when he miraculously saved a young man, cast into the sea by robbers with a stone about his neck on the shores of Mt Athos. This story is found in the Athonite Paterikon, and in the Life of St Neophytus of Docheiariou (November 9).
Perhaps his most famous miracle, though, is the salvation of the church at Colossae. Here a number of pagans tried to destroy this church by diverting the flow of two rivers directly into its path. However, the Archangel appeared amongst the waters, and, carrying a cross, channeled the rivers underground so that the ground the church stood on would not be destroyed. The spring which came forth after this event is said to have special healing powers.
Michael also has been associated with healing in other cases, as well as his primary role as leader of the Church Militant. He has been said to appear to Emperor Constantine the Great (d. 337) at Constantinople, to have intervened in assorted battles, and appeared, sword in hand, over the mausoleum of Hadrian, in apparent answer to the prayers of Pope St. Gregory I the Great (r. 590-604) that a plague in Rome should cease.

Window to heaven

 Icon - Archangel Michael

Biography of Aidan Hart

Aidan was born in England in 1957 and grew up in New Zealand. There he worked as a full-time sculptor after completing a degree in English literature. At the age of twenty-five, after becoming a member of the Orthodox Church and returning to live in England, he began painting and carving icons, which he has been doing professionally ever since.

His commissioned work has been primarily for panel icons, which are painted in the traditional way in egg tempera, but has also frescoed churches, illuminated on vellum and carved work in stone and wood for churches. He has over 700 commissioned works in private and church collections in over 15 countries of the world.

He has had numerous articles published on the subjects of iconography, ecology and Orthodox spirituality, has curated four icon exhibitions, and is a visiting tutor to The PrinceÕs School of Traditional Arts, London. He has spent a total of two years on Mount Athos, mainly at the Holy Monastery of Iviron.

Enquiries and orders for Icons
Aidan accepts orders for panel icons, frescoes, illuminated manuscript work, wood and stone carving, church interior consultation, and sculpture. You are very welcome to contact him with your enquiry by email at or by phone or letter (see below for details).

Maria Solomou

XFactor 2010 in Cyprus

Ξεκίνησαν τα γυρίσματα του X-Factor 3 και σύσσωμη η ομάδα των κριτών που παραμένει ίδια με πέρυσι ταξίδεψε στην Κύπρο για τις οντισιόν οι οποίες θα διαρκέσουν όλο το καλοκαίρι ώστε να είναι όλα έτοιμα από Σεπτέμβριο.

Κατερίνα Γκαγκάκη, Γιώργος Λεβέντης, Νίκος Μουρατίδης και Γιώργος Θεοφάνους παραμένουν κοινή ομάδα στην κριτική επιτροπή του talent-show με παρουσιαστή τον Σάκη Ρουβά. Σαν να μην πέρασε μια μέρα λοιπόν για το X-Factor που όπως δήλωσε και η Κατερίνα Γκαγκάκη: «Όταν κάτι είναι επιτυχημένο δεν χρειάζεται αλλαγή. Είμαστε όλοι μαζί και είμαστε χαρούμενοι».

Στο ίδιο μήκος κύματος και ο Γιώργος Λεβέντης που αν και επιμένει και αυτός στην παλιά καλή και δοκιμασμένη συνταγή, αναφέρει ότιθα γίνουν κάποιες αλλαγές στη συμμετοχή του Σάκη και των κριτών που θα κάνουν το show πιο ενδιαφέρον. Άλλωστε όπως δηλώνει και ο ίδιος: «Ψάχνω το star qualityτων παιδιών και φέτος θα παλέψω να είμαι νικητής».