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Alekos Fassianos A Modern Myth

By OPA Editor, on 15 March, 2012

Alekos Fassianos A Modern Myth By Emma Papaemmanouel / ERT Australia correspondent Back in Greece we used to be neighbours and I had the chance to interview him on several occasions. This time we met in Melbourne, during the official launch of his exhibition at the Hellenic museum: “Alekos Fassianos: Ancient Myth – Modern S...

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Great Lent and Pascha

by Fr Kyril , on 21 February, 2012

Great Lent and Pascha The Forty Days of Great Lent commemorates Israel's forty years of wandering in the Wilderness the forty years of painful struggle as Israel longed for and then received entrance into the Promised Land (Exodus 16: 35) Moses remained fasting on Mount Sinai for forty days (Exodus 34: 28) and the Prophet Elijah (Elias) ...

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Preparing for Great Lent 2

by Fr Kyril , on 13 February, 2012

Preparing for Great Lent 2 We usually think of this preparatory time as the period of Great Lent, but in fact it begins three weeks earlier with the Sundays of the Tax-Collector and Pharisee, the Prodigal Son and the Last Judgment. Since we are not fasting yet, we tend to pay less attention to these preparatory Sundays than we do to the Sunda...

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Preparing for Great Lent 1

by Fr Kyril , on 08 February, 2012

Preparing for Great Lent 1 Cheesefare Week (Monday after the Sunday of the Last Judgment to Forgiveness Sunday) is when we give up meat, but still have dairy products. Then at the end of the third preparatory week there is Cheesefare Sunday. This is the final day before the beginning of Great Lent which begins Sunday evening. This is when we ...

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The Tradition of the Vasilo...

by Fr Kyril , on 05 January, 2012

Vasilopita – The Tradition of the St Basil Cake On New Year's Day families slice the Vasilopita to bless the home and the new year. A coin is hidden in the bread by slipping it into the dough before baking. At midnight the sign of the Cross is etched with a knife across the cake. A piece of cake is sliced for each member of the family...

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Alexander the Great

By OPA Editor, on 04 July, 2011

Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 B.C.) In history there are very few people who can be classified as ‘Great’ and even fewer who deserve to be. Alexander, the son of Philip, King of the Macedonians was one such person. He is remembered and known as Alexander the Great anddid not merely place his stamp on his own era, but rather,...

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