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Macedonia : Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki

Macedonia : Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki

Saint Demetrius and children. 7th-century mosaic from Hagios Demetrios, Thessaloniki, in Macedonia (Northern Greece) Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki (Greek: Άγιος Δημήτριος της Θεσσαλονίκης) was a Christian martyr, who lived in the early 4th century. During the Middle Ages, he came to be revered as one of the most important Orthodox military saints, often paired with Saint George. His feast day is 26 October for Christians […]

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Η σχισματική Εκκλησία των Σκοπίων – The schismatic church of FYROM

Ο Κοσμήτωρ της Θεολογικής Σχολής του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης στην Μακεδονι, Μιχαήλ Τρίτος, σε συνέντευξή του στην Πεμπτουσία μιλά για το πώς δημιουργήθηκε η σχισματική Εκκλησία των Σκοπίων και προτείνει τρόπους επίλυσης του προβλήματος που ταλανίζει τα Ορθόδοξα Βαλκάνια. The proctor of the Theological school of the Aristoteleion University of Thessalonica in Macedonia, Michael Tritos, in his interview in Pemptousia TV speaks about […]

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On the trail of Alexander the Great

On the trail of Alexander the Great

As local politicians in Athens bicker over the placement of a statue of Alexander the Great in front of City Hall on Kotzia Square, and the residents of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s capital Skopje gaze upon their own 24-meter effigy of the Macedonian warrior, the regions of Pella, Imathia and Pieria in northern Greece have teamed up in […]

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Is FYROM the Troll of the Balkans?

Is FYROM the Troll of the Balkans?

What do Alexander the Great, Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great and medieval Bulgarian ruler Samuil have in common? They are all historical figures who happened to be active at certain point in the Balkan region of Macedonia, which includes parts of what nowadays are Bulgaria and Greece, as well as the whole eponymous country. So, the Former Yugoslav Republic of […]

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Distant shores

Distant shores

 Illustration by Tom Jellett   Ian Robert Smith From: The Australian    September 04, 2010   JOURNEYS: THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY ON the shores of one of the world’s oldest lakes, I see an elderly man dressed in his underwear. Tanned and fit-looking, with snowy hair, he’s doing squats, touching his toes and performing deep-breathing exercises with exemplary poise. At his feet, […]

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When a rose is a raven: Macedonia and FYROM – a modest proposal

When a rose is a raven: Macedonia and FYROM – a modest proposal

Tymphaios    July 21, 2010     Macedonia since the days when Macedonians could be said to exist has been inhabited by Greeks. Indeed the ancient Macedonians were instrumental through their campaigns in ushering the Hellenistic age and shaping a universal kind of Hellenism that has endured to the present time. Daniel Hannan wrote recently in the Telegraph mentioning an […]

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Truths and lies about Macedonia Part 5

Truths and lies about Macedonia Part 5

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council May 06, 2010 This article is a response to two articles from Risto Stefov, the first being “Greeks and identity theft” http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/151855 and the second one “How Macedonia became Greek, Serbian and Bulgarian” http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/149197 If one wonders how and why I have decided “to kill two birds with one stone” as they say, the answer is […]

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Serbian Scholar Gojko Subotić Confirms the Greek Character of Ohrid Archbishopric [28-IV-2009]

18 April 2009, Serbian scholar Gojko Subotić, hosted by MANU*, states that the historical Ohrid Archbishopric had a Greek cultural character. *”Makedonska Akademija na Naukite i Umetnostite” (“Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences”), highest academic institution of FYROM. From the Youtube Channel of Srbolog  

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Skopje conference on building bridges between Greece, fYRoM

Skopje conference on building bridges between Greece, fYRoM

SKOPJE (ANA-MPA / N. Frangopoulos) Academics from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRoM) and Greece took part in a one-day conference here entitled “We jointly build bridges”. Participants from both countries noted that in order to eliminate stereotypes and correctly evaluate developments and whatever problems existing in the two countries’ societies, a better acquaintance and cooperation between the two […]

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1906 – W.H.Herbert: ‘There is no such thing as “Macedonian” language’

1906 – W.H.Herbert: ‘There is no such thing as “Macedonian” language’

From the book of W. H. Herbert “By-paths in the Balkans“, 1906. The writer exposes the absurdity behind the fictitious so-called “Macedonian” language, which makes as much sense as claiming, there is an “African” or a British language. The revolutionaries speak Bulgarian. By Kostas68

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