Anthimos Ananiadis is talking about his plans, about bringing his experience from the American movie factory in Greece and creating a new movie with spiritual characteristics about a Greek orthodox hero. In his job he is realising the presence of God who is not leave Greece go further down in the crisis of the modern time. In the second part of his interview in Pemptousia Anthimos Ananiadis talks about the great worth of Orthodox Faith for every Greek’s soul and for every hum
The Australian public was promised that same-sex marriage (SSM) would not interfere or encroach on the rights of others. It was about ‘equality’, ‘diversity’, ‘love’ and nothing else. Unfortunately, this goodwill has quickly soured. Given that the Federal Parliament is currently discussing new anti-discrimination laws that will affect the rights of religious schools, a recent incident has raised concerns for the rights of all Australian citizens, especially Christians. White,
Five-time Emmy winner and convert to Orthodoxy, Jonathan Jackson, offered one of his Emmies to the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi. It had always been a long-held dream of Jonathan Jackson to visit the Holy Mountain ever since his conversion in 2012. Jackson has always been overwhelmed and inspired by the lives, struggles and sacrifices of the Athonite monks. Who could forget his famous Emmy acceptance speech where he made the sign of the Cross and thanked the Holy Trinity and mon
Stephen Robinson and his brother, Andrew, are a filmmaker-duo that experiment with films across all genres. In Skype interview I talked with the brothers about their passion for film and the influence of their Faith in the medium. What drew you to film making?
S: I think the love of films, and the ability to tell great stories through them. And the feeling that there are a lot of stories that need to be told.
A: Initially it was just the enjoyment of being able to make some
I’ve often wondered how authors who have undergone later-in-life conversions come to regard their earlier works. Do they regret publishing them? Would they re-publish them—and, if so, with or without changes or some kind of disclaimer? Would buying up all the copies and burning them be the responsible thing to do, especially if those older works contained teachings that might be harmful to readers? Or would it really amount to nothing more than “saving face” and protecting th
There has been no other time in human history where information has been made so readily available, where a general web search can yield millions of pages of possibilities. Its growth has been exponential, especially since 2000, with its main uses divided into four key areas: commerce, social, education and information. This article is not concerned with the commercial aspect of the Internet, but its contribution to human knowledge and culture. In today’s world the way in whi
At a busy youth fellowship the local priest screened from his iphone a short YouTube clip from the recent 2012 Emmy Awards. Projected onto the big screen was the acceptance speech of an actor who none of us knew. He did not go with the usual run-of-the-mill speech of thanking all his producers, family and viewers, but he had something more to say. Jonathan Jackson, standing before a full auditorium and broadcasted worldwide, made the sign of the Cross and professed his Orthod
If Scarface has anything to offer it is excessive violence, full-on drug use and a record score-card of using the ‘f-word’ 226 times – but does this cult-classic maybe offer something a little more? Was Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) really the “very bad man”? Set in early 1980s, Montana is a determined man to make it big. Upon reaching America his philosophical view is: ‘you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the