Culture

The Town of Zababdeh

The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh
The Town of Zababdeh

To the north of the West Bank and 15 km to the south-east of the City of Jenin, lies the town of Zababdeh or al-Zababida. The history of this small town dates back to no longer than two centuries. The first people who inhabited this land had fled their countries due to the oppression they suffered at that time.

The city of Tubas

Tubas is a Palestinian city a few kilometers to the west of the Jordan River. Its history dates back to the Canaanite era, that`s when it was originally named ‘Tuba Syoys’ which translates ‘shining star’. Tubas is also mentioned in the Book of Judges (Chapter 9) in the Old Testament under the name ‘Thebez’, when the ruler of Shechem at that time King ‘Abimelech‘ fled from Shechem after destroying it and killed its citizens.

Art available for sale at St. Mark Monastery Slava

On Monday, May 8th, on the day of their patronal feast, St. Mark Monastery will host the art of Dragana Crnjak, Associate Professor at Youngstown State University. The collection was inspired by her travels to the medieval monasteries of Serbia during her 2015 sabattical.  Speaking of her motivation, she recounts:

-From Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Hercegovina, the richness and beauty of our Orthodox faith fully imbedded in every aspect of the monasteries was inspiring and moving.  I was drawn to the quiet dynamics of the monastery interiors, the physical yet impalpable qualities of the space and time with which they mysteriously pulsate.  The dichotomies between the visible and invisible, present and history in the spaces stimulated this body of work. I tried to develop the drawings from a single perspective - that of experience of contemplating and perceiving the elusive qualities of the church interiors.

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors
The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time.

Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria

Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria
Alexander The Greta in his beloved Alexandria

On 16th May 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied byu His Eminence Narkissos Metropolitan of Accra and Patriarchal Vicar of Alexandria and the Consul General of Greece in Alexandria, Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis, visited Government House of the Great City of Alexandria, where he donated an elaborate bronze bust of Alexander the Great, a unique work by an artisit from Tinos, with the inxcription “Praxitelous”.

1400-year-old Byzantine coins found near Jerusalem

A stash of bronze coins dating to the fifth through seventh centuries has been found on the highway leading to Jerusalem in an archaeological excavation that began in June 2016. Archaeologists believe the coins may have belonged to Christians fleeing the invading Persian forces, reports Christian Today. The coins discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority were easily dated as they bear the image of the Byzantine emperors during whose reign they were made. Three periods are represented in the find: the reigns of Emperor St. Justinian (483-565), Maurice (539-602), and Phocas (547-610). Each coin depicts its respective ruler in military dress and bearing a cross.