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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Kalo Pascha! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter 2018!

Kalo Pascha! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter! Kali Anastasi! Happy Resurrection! The post Kalo Pascha! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter 2018! appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Singing for social difference

GREEK singer-songwriter Kostas Hatzis is performing at the Rialto theatre in Limassol on Sunday in support of the Magic Always Happens non-profit organisation and people with autism. Hatzis, who is of Roma origin, is considered one of the most significant modern composers and a pioneer in GREEK ...


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GREEK Prime Minister demands Turkey to release detained soldiers

(MENAFN) Turkey has received a call from GREEK Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to set free a couple of imprisoned soldiers. In a statement to Documento newspaper, the prime minister urged that the jailed soldiers are not supposed to be "pawns to blackmail." The minister demanded "human life and ...


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EU scandal EXPOSED: Airline passengers FURIOUS over unscheduled stopover to pick up MEPs

GREEK airline Aegean Airlines has become embroiled in an EU scandal after its flight between Brussels and Athens made a stopover in Strasbourg to accomodate MEPs demands. According to Politico's EU Confidential, the airline provided special treatment for GREEK MEPs by adding the unscheduled ...


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Unbelievable abuse: Primitive thugs put firecracker in dog’s jaw

A dog had to be euthanized after he got seriously injured in an unbelievable incident of animal abuse and torture. Some thugs put a fire cracker into the mouth of the poor creature and kept the jaw closed until… The primitive monsters fled but the poor dog was left behind with a broken jaw and … The post Unbelievable abuse: Primitive thugs put firecracker in dog’s jaw appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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My Sunday: Millie Elder-Holmes

I've been living in GREECE for two-and-a-half years now, and I think I'm going to stay here permanently. Moving to GREECE was an amazing life choice for me that I originally saw as a holiday getaway, until I fell in love with the place. I had decided to come here for a three month holiday, but in the last ...


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PM Tsipras: Immediate Release of Greek Servicemen the Demand of all Greeks

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a statement to Documento newspaper referred to the two Greek servicemen that are currently held in a prison in Edirne, […] The post PM Tsipras: Immediate Release of Greek Servicemen the Demand of all Greeks appeared first on The National Herald.


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Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire from Jerusalem arrived in Athens by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations in Greece. The flame was received with the protocol reserved for heads of state after Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem handed it to a Greek delegation led ...


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Yusra Mardini: Syrian girl who swam to freedom sheds light on horror of refugee crisis in book

Her book, titled Butterfly, an advance copy of which has been seen by The National, reveals how she and elder sister Sara paid smugglers $1,500 each to cross from Turkey to GREECE, after they fled war-torn Damascus. They were packed into an overloaded four-metre dinghy that looked like a toy for ...


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Opposition chief wishes two Greek soldiers in Turkey strength

Opposition chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis wished strength and faith to two Greek soldiers being held in Turkey since March 1 for accidentally crossing the border while on patrol in northeastern GREECE. “I urge them to find strength in their faith and in the support they have from all of us. They will soon be with ...


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This GREEK island celebrates Easter by throwing pots of water out of windows

People throw a clay pot filled with water from their window during the GREEK Orthodox Easter tradition of "Botides" on Holy Saturday marking the so-called "First Resurrection", on the island of Corfu, Greece, ... Orthodox Easter celebrations on the GREEK island of Corfu were a smash on Saturday - literally.


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GREEK bulk carrier crashes into Bosphorus mansion

A GREEK owned bulk carrier has crashed into a mansion on the shores of the Bosphorus. Video footage shows the 74,200-dwt Vitaspirit (built 2001) smashing into the building while tourist watched from small vessels with camera phones in hand. The ship is listed in the fleet of Vita Management of ...


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Granny arrested for throwing fire works at neighbor’s house

Police arrested a 73-year-old granny after she threw a fire work in the wrong direction. The woman threw a fire work not in the air but into the house of one neighbor thus setting a fire. Police was quick and arrested the woman a little later. She was arrested at 10 o’ clock on Friday … The post Granny arrested for throwing fire works at neighbor’s house appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, I. Amanatidis' statement at the ceremony for receiving the Holy Light from Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, 7 April 2018)

Your Beatitude, It is with feelings of respect and great emotion that the Greek delegation witnessed the Holy Light ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – a symbol of life, a symbol of hope for all Orthodox Christians. This year we have the honour of receiving the Holy Light from your hands and the privilege of conveying it and the message of the resurrection to Greece. Through its long history, the Church of Jerusalem has borne witness to Greek Orthodox suffering in the midst of various difficulties, ensuring the continuity of the Patriarchate’s Institutions and the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood. The Greek state remains a firm supporter of the Ancient Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Hagiotaphite Brotherhood in the effort to safeguard the sacred privileges and spiritual role of the Church of Holy Zion. Your Beatitude, I am certain that we are all overcome with the same feelings of reverence, devoutness and hope that the Everlasting Light, on its course from the Holy Land to our homeland, will light the darkness and warm our souls with the message of life, joy, peace and hope. Christ is Risen, Many Happy Returns!


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YSU Greek Life Grooves to the Movies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - Youngstown State University Greek Life is holding a singing and dancing competition Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. The 66th Annual Greek Sing Competition: A Night at the Movies will be at Stambaugh Auditorium. The competition ...


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US Destabilization Plans? Why Is EuroMaidan's Mastermind Geoffrey Pyatt Warning About Greek ...

The former US Ambassador to Ukraine during EuroMaidan and present chief diplomat in GREECE Geoffrey Pyatt predicted that Turkey's ties with both the US and GREECE will go through what he described as “turbulence” ahead of President Erdogan's reelection vote next year. This ambiguous warning ...


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Catholics in Australia Offer Church to Orthodox Community after Devastating Fire

A Catholic church, south of Adelaide, was made available to the GREEK Orthodox community for the Easter period after its own church was destroyed in a fire. The touching gesture by the Catholic Church follows the devastating fire at St Panteleimon GREEK Orthodox Church at Glenelg North, which has ...


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Business Leader Andrew Liveris Pledges $40 Million to University of Queensland

He is proud of being the grandson of a GREEK immigrant and identifies strongly with his GREEK heritage. He earned a bachelor's degree (first-class honors) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by his alma mater as well as ...


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Turkey to deport nearly 600 Afghan migrants

In return, Turkey agreed to reaccept migrants who had crossed into GREECE and were deemed not to have legitimate asylum claims. However, migrants and refugees have continued to arrive in Turkey. This week the Hurriyet newspaper reported that several thousand Afghan migrants had crossed into ...


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Senior US Defense Official to Visit GREECE, Cyprus

Thomas W. Goffus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, will reportedly visit GREECE and Cyprus next week for contacts with the two governments. At a period of heightened tensions with Turkey over sovereign rights in the Aegean and drilling off Cyprus, the visit is seen ...


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The Epitaphios procession is quite different in a cemetery (pictures)

In Greek Orthodox Easter, the procession of Epitaphios marks the peak of the Passion Week on Good Friday. Epitaphios, Lamentation upon the Grave, is in fact an icon, consisting of a large, embroidered and often richly adorned cloth, bearing an image of the dead body of Christ. It is  often accompanied by his mother and … The post The Epitaphios procession is quite different in a cemetery (pictures) appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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'Incompetent' GREEK politicians trying to ruin ties, says Turkish deputy PM

“The unjust and provocative statements of some GREEK ministers are not to the benefit of Greece,” Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday. “Turkey has taken many positive steps to develop and strengthen its relations with Greece, yet some incompetent politicians in Greece are ...


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Let Greece Rise Again

Once again, this weekend, GREEKS will get together to celebrate the rise of Christ. But what about the rise of Greece itself, from the swamp of a seven-year depression? What will it take for that to become a reality? It will definitely require the reversal of a host of irrational “socialist” policies that prevent ...


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Egypt aim to get as far as World Cup semis: Los Angeles defender Omar Gaber

Egypt, who recently lost to Portugal and GREECE in two friendly matches, reached the World Cup finals after ending a 28-year old drought. "The harmony between players is the reason behind the team's success," explained Gaber who currently plays in the Major League Soccer after joining Los Angeles ...


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Old Easter tradition on the Greek island of Corfu is a smash

There are also Biblical references to the smashing of clay pottery, symbolizing the divine striking down enemies. Another belief is that the custom has roots in ancient GREECE. In April the ancient Greeks would throw out their old clay planting pots and plant seeds in new ones to mark the coming of spring.


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Live: The Lighting of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM. The Greek delegation headed by Alternate Foreign Minister Yiannis Amanatidis will leave at 06:30 on Saturday for Jerusalem to attend the lighting of the Holy […] The post Live: The Lighting of the Holy Fire at Church of the Holy Sepulchre appeared first on The National Herald.


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Miami GREEK Easter Dining Guide

Whitewashed walls and bright-blue accents paired with a quaint courtyard will make you forget you are minutes away from the traffic chaos of Miami and instead on one of the many tranquil GREEK islands. Although Mandolin is not offering a special menu for GREEK Easter, feel free to slip in for a taste of ...


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Athens says no trade-off of soldiers with justice verdicts

In an interview published on Saturday at Ethnos newspaper, Kouvelis said that “having a firm position that the unacceptable holding of our two military officials is neither offset or traded with the decisions of the independent Greek justice, we seek their return to GREECE.” He went on to add that “GREECE is ...


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'Our soldiers not pawns for blackmail'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have incresed attacks against GREECE after its failure to extradite eight Turkish soldiers that Ankara said were part of the G├╝len movement, accused of masterminding and executing the July 15, 2016 coup ...


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Greek PM: Soldiers jailed in Turkey should not be pawns to blackmail

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and members of his government have escalated attacks on GREECE after its failure to extradite eight Turkish soldiers that Ankara said were part of an attempted ... “In the past, we returned Turkish soldiers who crossed a few meters into GREECE whilst on patrol.


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Popular Singer Grigoris Bithikotsis Remembered

The passing of Grigoris Bithikotsis on April 7, 2005 marked the end of the era of the great GREEK folk singers (laikos tragoudistis) and songwriters. Voices like that of Bithikotsis belong to a different time, to a different Greece. The great writer and scriptwriter Dimitris Psathas dubbed Bithikotsis “Sir”, ...


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Music brings poetry to the streets

A musical tribute to the great GREEK poets is on offer at Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre in Paphos on Friday when Maria Avraam will take to her flute, Pantelitsa Socratous will join her on piano and Georgia Zachariade will complete the trio with her voice. These three women will start with poets ...


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Crocodiles, sturgeon eggs, diamonds: GREEK Customs staff have seen it all

GREEK Customs authorities may have had a remarkably fruitful year in 2017 as regards inspections on tobacco products – confiscating 154 million contraband cigarettes and imposing taxes and fines of 581 million euros – but they also excelled in original catches, which included the confiscation of ...


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Inside the 'utter insanity' of a tiny Saint John church's biggest celebration

St. Nicholas GREEK Orthodox Church might be tiny, but it has a big personality. Sunday is Pascha — or Easter — for Orthodox Christians around the world, who use the Julian calendar to set the date for the holiday. The pint-size Saint John church hosts its massive celebration this weekend, a week after ...


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Holy Fire (Holy Light) Ceremony 2018 – Live stream from Jerusalem

Thousands of Orthodox Christians pilgrims and locals have gathered in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Saturday morning awaiting for the Holy Light or Holy Fire. The Holy Fire ceremony in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Watch Live the Holy Fire ceremony from the Tomb of Jesus – the Descent is … The post Holy Fire (Holy Light) Ceremony 2018 – Live stream from Jerusalem appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.


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GREEK PM Tsipras demands release of GREEK soldiers held in Turkey

The two GREEK soldiers are being held in pre-trial detention in Turkey, which accuses the duo of illegally crossing the border on March 2. The soldiers said they lost their way in the fog. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported last month that "military sketches" were found on a USB stick carried by the ...


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Goats + Island Ecosystems? Not a Good Match

To better understand and quantify the impacts of invasive goats on island ecosystems, the researchers studied 16 islands in the Aegean Sea, GREECE, within a biodiversity hotspot home to variety of endemic plants (found nowhere else on Earth). They examined ecosystem changes before and after the ...


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Senior US Defense official to visit Athens, Nicosia

The Cyprus News Agency correspondent in the US capital reported on Saturday that Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, Thomas W. Goffus, will travel to GREECE and Cyprus and meet with government officials, including Cyprus Defense Minister Savvas Angelides, ...


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Turkey sending exploration vessel back into Cypriot waters

GREECE has warned Turkey after it became clear that a Turkish energy exploration vessel was heading back towards Cypriot waters, Greek newspaper Kathimerini said . Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that Turkey should be reasonable, "as the strategy of aggravation it has ...


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German press: Greece can’t deal with Turkey

In an article published in German Frankfurter Rundschau wrote that dangerous escalation is occuring in Greek-Turkish relations, which can lead to an "undesirable accident" and a new arms race between the two NATO partners. Article titled "The Fiery Game in ...


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Greek PM hardens tone on soldiers jailed in Turkey

Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday demanded the release of two soldiers jailed in Turkey, arguing that they should not be "pawns to blackmail." "Human life and human freedom are not, and should not be, pawns to power games and ...


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'Troy: Fall of a City' Has a Steamy Threesome - And Racial Controversy

If you want drama, leave it to ancient GREECE. At least, that's the thought process behind the BBC and Netflix's latest epic miniseries, Troy: Fall of a City. Told over the course of eight hourlong episodes, Troy is an adaptation of The Iliad — and what a scandalous adaptation it is, both on and off the screen.


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10 Places You Need To Visit In GREECE This Summer

GREECE may still be fiscally flabby but it's shaping up to be one of the world's hottest destinations this summer. In recent years Athens has emerged as a great city break destination and the country as a whole still offers better value for your money than other Mediterranean hot spots like Spain and Italy.


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US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence to visit GREECE and Cyprus

Thomas W. Goffus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for European and NATO Policy, will visit GREECE and Cyprus next week for contacts with the two governments. According to well informed sources Goffus will meet Cyprus Defence Minister Savvas Angelides and other government officials to ...


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New chef at Arnold's

That includes the GREEK spaghetti, which has been on the menu since 1957, and the meatballs. Robison said she's looking forward to learning under Ronda. "She has a lot of experience in the kitchen, doing it all without professional training. I love that." Robison is staying in what is still a fairly small club ...


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Lorain church removes Jesus from cross during annual celebration

Lorain church removes Jesus from cross during annual celebration. Altar boys Spyridon Gulgas, left, and Michael Nickolaou, far right, hold a white sheet while the Rev. Michael Gulgas removes a wooden Jesus from the cross April 6 at St. Nicholas GREEK Orthodox Church, 2000 Tower Blvd. in Lorain.


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GREEK Orthodox holds Easter services in Worcester

WORCESTER – Bishop Robert J. McManus, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, and his Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston will be the guests at Easter service at St. Spridon GREEK Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., on Sunday. GREEK Orthodox celebrates Pascha, or Easter, ...


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Greeks Celebrate Easter with Timeless Traditions

Easter in GREECE is full of old traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the decades, making the season a colorful one amid the mourning for the Passion of Christ. Many of the Easter customs are particular to the region and might look peculiar to other parts of GREECE, yet they are exciting and ...


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Arsenal want to sign 29-year-old Greek defender to improve back four – report

Arsenal are planning to raid Borussia Dortmund for the second time this year as the Gunners look to sign Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to a report in Italy. Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is ...


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GREECE upgrades its BMP-1A1 OST infantry fighting vehicles

In 2017, Greek media outlets published a footage of BMP-1A1OST firing tests. The decision to bring the BMP-1P with ZU-23-2 twin-barrel automatic anti-aircraft gun into service with the Hellenic Army is believed to be taken soon.


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