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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 20 July 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 20 JULY 2019 21 EVENTS Pancretan youth prepare for pilgrimage to the homeland The Pancretan Association of Melbourne is continuing to invest and develop its youth members with another trip to Greece and tour of the island of Crete. Over 20 members will be given the opportunity to experience the joys of their grandparent's homeland from 1-10 August. The purpose of the tour is to promote and maintain the tight ties that Australia and Crete share for future generations. It is also an opportunity for the participants to tour Crete and Greece – some of them for the first time – and while there learn and immerse themselves in the culture, which for many has been a lifelong dream. The Pancretan Dance Group will represent and showcase the traditional dances of Crete at various well recognised fes- tivals and events on the island, including Βαρδινογάννεια Festival in Iraklio; Music Concert with over 30 artists in Αρμένους Αποκορώνου; a tribute night dedicated to the Cretans of Australia and America in the village of Aγιά Hanion; a Kantada in Rethymno; a Dance Festival in Iraklio, the Χορευτικός Όμιλος Χανίων «Ο ΨΗΛΟΡΕΙΤΗΣ« in Chania; a tribute night in the village of Ασή Γωνιά; as well as a historic tour. The trip will also include visits to several ANZAC plaques funded by the Pancretan Association of Melbourne, situated at the villages of Koustogerako, Skines and Adele. The youth members will have the opportunity to take part in dance and music workshops, and visit historic parts of Crete such as the Knossos ruins, the Arkadi Monastery, PHOTOS: SUPPLIED YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Church dress code Maree Asimakopoulos We shouldn’t go to church we should be the church. Roula Angelopoulos Are you sure the attendance is low because people are “too busy”, and or “not interested in Christ”...? Or is it due to the Rigid Old Ways of the institution, hence new generation can’t relate to the church anymore so not making time for it...? the Australian Hellenic Memorial, the 42nd Street, the Naval Museum in Chania, the Battle of Crete Museum in Rethymno, as well as visit and pay their respects at the resting places of the great Eleftherios Venizelos and NikosKa- zantzakis. The Pancretan Dance Group will also take part in the 9th International Convention of the World Council of Cretans in Iraklio from 1-4 August, 2019 hosted by the Παγκόσμιο Συμβούλιο Κρητών. Bridges Awards: The new initiative for awarding the cooperation among Greeks all over the world The General Secretariat for Strategic and Private Investment of the Ministry of Economy and Development together with the National Documentation Centre has launched an initiative aimed at boosting and rewarding cooperation between Greeks around the world. Researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs of Greek origin that reside in Greece or abroad are encouraged to send their proposals by 16 September, and six of these will win cash prizes that range from 5,000 to 25,000 euros. There are two categories for entry: "Bridges for Scientific Networks" and "Bridges for Business Partnerships". The goal of the Bridges Awards is to halt Greece's brain drain by rewarding partnership and cooperation among Greeks all over the world via creating new collaborations in the sectors of science, technology, research and entrepreneurship. Both the "Bridges for Scientific Networks" and the "Bridges for Business Partnerships" awards aim at acknowledging and encouraging successful scientific research or business ventures by the Greek diaspora as well as developing a culture of cooperation and exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences for all the participants. It is hoped that the Bridges Awards will boost bonds The Bridges Awards also focus on boosting bonds among members the Greek diaspora and Greece by sharing knowl- Paris MitSiakis Roula Angelopoulos, the Church has had the same Canons, doctrines and so forth for over 2000 years my dear. In Africa Orthodoxy is thriving... Orthodoxy is growing in numbers worldwide...so answer to your question is that people will only relate to what is “new age” to them, and do not like tradition. They want a Church that fits in with their ideal and not a Church that was founded on the sacrifice of our Lord. The Bible and Orthodoxy might be 2000 years old, but everything in its context still resonates with us today. Christine Gazepis Stavropoulos Paris MitSiakis, no one is disputing the words of Christ. The point of this article is that the church has deviated from the pure essence of what Christ represents and has added its own contrived dogmas and personal value system. The world has changed in 2000 years. The church will lose its flock if it doesn’t also adapt in some way. Are you so blinded by dogma that you also agree that suicide is a sin rather a result of mental illness? PanaYiotis Mountzouris Back in the day when I used to go it was full on! Greek fashion week. Not that I cared how or what people wore but a lot were quick to judge others on what should be worn. Connections are forged to bring together Greeks from around the world. edge, best practices and expertise as well as drawing attention to Greek entrepreneurship and science. In order for the candidates to be eligible to participate they need to bring together Greeks all over the world. The Evalu- Manasis annual dinner dance The Manasis School of Greek Dance and Culture's is hosting its Annual Dinner Dance at Nafpaktion Hall in Heatherton. It will be attended by hundreds, including students and members of the wider Greek Australian community. To cater to increasing demand, for the first time last year the dance was run over two days, and will be the case again this year, but this time both will be held on Saturday evenings. Both nights have a jam-packed programme, which will be identical on both nights, the only differ- ence being the actual dance performances. For the first time in 13 years, the dance will be held at a different venue, now at the Nafpaktian Hall in Heatherton. When: Saturday 21 September (Seniors/Adults) & Saturday 5 October (Beginners/ Juniors/Intermediates), doors open 6.30 pm, show starts at 7.30 pm Where: Nafpaktian Hall (218 Ross St, Heatherton VIC) Bookings: (03) 9774 7450 or 0423 486 137. Strictly presold tickets. ation Committee will examine the following criteria: idea, accomplishments, originality & innovation, team & organisation, impact & synergies and the sustainability of each proposal. There is no participation fee. Andrew Antipas Johnny Daywalker, Jesus was crucified with ripped clothes. Athanasios Nicholas Golois More Neos Kosmos left wing ideology; why am I not surprised. I think they miss the whole dressing yourself with respect when you are in a place of worship in the house of god BUT HEY new world right?? Dora Argy One can walk in wearing an Armani suit and be the most disrespectful hypocrite in the world and another can walk in with ripped clothes either by fashion choice or situation and be the most humblest. Judging a person by their exterior is what’s wrong with this world. A true person of God won’t care. It is up to us to choose what we feel is appropriate because faith is internal. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here... PHOTO: KOSTAS DEVES Yvette Markakis Fr Demos at St Albans thanks anyone who comes to church, what they wear is irrelevant. People’s lives are busy, making time to hear the words of the Lord, is far more important than nose rings, ripped jeans and sandals. My experience whilst a child was one very different. A different priest would not kinonisi my brother because he had his ear pierced, and I wasn’t allowed either as I was wearing pants not a skirt. I was 8 my brother was 7. Georgina Dellios Yvette Markakis apparently the church laws state that women who wish to take communion should not wear pants... outdated perhaps? Johnny Daywalker No ripped jeans. One must have full respect when in the house of God.
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