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 Internet has empowered people with access to more information than any other generation in history, but there is a growing trend, especially amongst Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) and post-Millennials, who prefer not to follow a traditional, communal-based faith, such as Christianity, but create their own personalised spirituality or follow atheism and be labelled as a ‘none’ on the Census. According to results released in 2016 from an extensive survey conducted by Baylo
Does the genre of horror complement the physical and spiritual parameters of our current existence? It’s that time of year again when otherworldly creatures roam the streets. Ghostly figures, warty faces, the walking dead – no, not NBN salespeople, but greedy children trick-or-treating. Another tradition is television networks filling their programming with horror films ranging from friendly-witches for kids to chainsaw-wielding psychos for mum. But, before we reach for the p
When you visit my website many of you will read my profile because I am a stranger. You have no idea who I am or my agenda. You want insight into what kind of person I am and what I think. I can assure you whatever I post, it’s done in complete honesty and openness. I’m fully accountable for what I post and its effect on both you and the world. Understanding someone’s character is vitally important. In life you’ll have to rely on people: family, friends and strangers. Sometim
Nektaria Karantzi is one of the most prominent women in Byzantine music. She has toured across Europe showcasing the ancient voice of the Church.
She is the Founder and Honorary President of the Panhellenic Association of Women in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music. Her work has been honoured by the Hellenic Musicological Society, the Institute for Byzantine and Greek Traditional Music Studies and the music magazine "To Psaltiri." She is also the Public Relations and Press Man
On today’s program I’ll be talking with Angelica Sotiriou, a visual artist from San Pedro in California, USA. As an Orthodox Christian, Angelica’s art is a vivid expression of her Faith. Using abstract and surreal forms, she originally started off drawing and painting with graphite and acrylics, but moved towards sculpture. Then after many years returned back to her first-love of colour and line on larges canvasses. Having been a teacher and lecturer for 39 years, Angelica fi
The world of Facebook is a fascinating place. A forum where the individual can connect with the whole world and the world can be their friend. It is a source of unlimited entertainment and information where the two can be combined to present us with powerful messages – this is the nature of memes.
Recently I was scrolling through my Facebook when I came across a very unusual page ‘liked’ by a follow friend – Eastern Orthodox Ryan Gosling. Initially I thought he perhaps con
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
It is difficult to know to what extent we should refuse or accept to be a part of a project – that is, will this project create conflict in my relationship with God? If we have a concern we must first speak with our spiritual father or local priest for instruction. However, I also want to tell you a powerful and inspirational story told to me by my spiritual father of the Oscar winning actor Sidney Poitier.
Even before becoming one of the most respected actors of our time M