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In The Footsteps Of The Old Masters Of Byzantium

July 16th, 2012 5 Comments

The Beginnings

When Saint Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire in the provincial but well positioned city of Byzantium, his aspiration was not only to transfer the power of Rome to the East but also to overshadow the eternal city with monuments of architecture that will find no rivalry in the world. Miraculously converted to Christianity, Constantine took the small city on the Bosphorus and built it from the ground into a Christian capital, erecting not idolatric temples but Christian churches with an architecture that no one has seen before.

The first Church commissioned by Constantine still stands today, Agia Irene, the Church of Holy Peace. The Church of the Holy Apostles, the… Continue reading

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Drought and redemption – The Lessons of Global Warming

September 30th, 2011 No Comments

 

“And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” (Isaiah 58:11)

October 2010 to July 2011 was the driest of any 10-month period on record for Texas. Scorching heat, wildfires, crops destroyed, cattle herds relocated seem to be the new norm for the Lone Star state. But we are not the only ones suffering this, Asia, Africa are also experiencing similar weather patterns, bringing millions to the brink of starvation.

Who is to blame? Some say the global warming, others argue that is a natural variation of… Continue reading

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What are the Gladsome Light Dialogues?

February 25th, 2008 1 Comment

This particular name was chosen in order to transmit two things: first these meeting are dialogues and not monologues; your opinions, questions, experiences are welcome in our setting, so bring your life with you and share it . Second Gladsome Light or Fos Ilaron is the evening hymn we sing during Vespers. The dialogues take place in the evening so, there you go!
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