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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 09 November 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2019 21 PEOPLE & PLACES Rain or shine, Oakleigh draws crowds to annual glendi Melbourne lived up to its reputation this weekend of four seasons in one day, with the conditions less than ideal for the Oakleigh Glendi. But it wasn't enough to deter Greeks Australians and members of the wider community from coming together at Warawee Park to celebrate the area's proud Greek and multicultural heritage. Thankfully the rain subsided on day one, giving festivalgoers a chance to enjoy a bite for dinner, while being entertained with live Greek music and dance. On Sunday for day two of the event, it was ideal conditions for the Oakleigh Grammar parade through Eaton Mall to Warawee Park. The official formal welcome followed, with the local parish priest starting proceedings with a prayer, followed by speeches from official guests, including City of Monash Mayor Shane McCluskey and Labor Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos MP. Performances followed by various folk dancing groups, kicking off with the Canberra Hellenic Dancers. The crowds' hearts were stolen by young Oakleigh Grammar students who sung in both English and Greek, and performed a Greek dance, with proud parents and grandparents watching on. The rain returned, but festival-goers continued to have a good time, whipping out their umbrellas, and enjoying the entertainment while sipping on frappe, and eating loukoumades. Anastasia Tsirtsakis PHOTOS: KOSTAS DEVES Elefterios Tsiaoussidis Bill Alexiou yes let’s change the whole thing to keep the business running. Your comment is exactly why deep down in our hearts we know it’s all a fiction and we just can’t get away from the tradition of it. Bill Alexiou Elefterios Tsiaoussidis The church (in fact most churches) are too scared of change while the world around them evolves. Kids don’t have the patience to keep still for so long and parents can’t always have the patience to contain them. They are just children, right? Vageli Smithakis Binnz Bill Alexiou you can’t make an organisation progressive that has the word “orthodox”.... you can make it kinder, you can ensure it listens? Maybe. Savvas Grigoropoulos Bill Alexiou, I wish it were in English, people would be able to understand that everything is Jewish and a lot of it is just silly superstition. I would love to see Greeks listen to the anathematising the Church does against our ancient ancestors on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. Aimee Walker My daughter comes but she’s only 6 months old lol Panos Roo Depends what you want to achieve. If you want your child to attend for social reasons just explain that and maybe compromise with lets say spending less time. If you want to force your religious beliefs to the child don’t do anything, you will just push it further away! Zefs Anesti Maybe stop exposing them to the zionist indoctrinating device of hypnosis all together. Free their minds by acquainting them with Socrates, Plato and Aristotle our Hellenic ancestors who taught the world how to think; and steer them away from the fictitious Abraham and Moses and their foreign fairytales forcibly imposed on our ancestors to turn us into the sycophantic zionist zealot servants we’ve become. Νικήτας Αυγ John Tsakalidis might be easier to do the same way our parents did it, stop giving in to children’s demands and start parenting? Like the good old days? John Tsakalidis Νικήτας Αυγ or just threaten them that will go to hell. That did the trick for generations. Δεσποινα Χρονοπουλου I’m over it. Plenty of brainwashing and also self observed children and there are many people. Νικήτας Αυγ John Tsakalidis nothing beats the σφαλιάρα methodology! Jim Papazoglov The delivery from the church needs to also adapt to the needs of the young, I went to a Greek Orthodox church in America and there were more none Greeks there than Greeks and the church was packed; it is in the delivery. It has to inspire and keep the young engaged also the not so young like me second generation. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here... Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Getting kids back into Church Bill Alexiou It’s simple. Make the church more progressive. Say the service in English (some parishes do, I know) and no longer that 1 hour like the Catholics etc.
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