Category Archives: Crete

God’s Story

A Sermon Preached On The Second Sunday Before Advent Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:00 am also being The Third Sunday in a Season of Visioning at the Anglican Church of St Thomas, Kefalas, Crete, Greece. Somewhat expanded and changed since … Continue reading

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A Common History

A Sermon Preached On The Feast of All Saints and All Souls (transferred from November 1 & 2), Sunday, November 3, 2019, 11:00 am also being The Second Sunday in a Season of Visioning at the Anglican Church of St … Continue reading

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Notes on the Canadians Buried at Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Among the over 1700 graves at the Suda Bay Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery there are five Canadians. All five were airmen. While the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Army functioned as discreet units in operations during the Second World … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning and the Ordination of Deacons

A Sermon Preached by the Reverend Christine Saccali, Deacon of the Anglican Church of St. Paul, Athens, Greece (Diocese in Europe, Church of England) at the Ordination of Julia Bradshaw to the Diaconate by the Right Reverend David Hamid, Suffragan … Continue reading

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The Territorial Expansion of Modern Greece

I recently finished A Concise History of Greece, Third Edition by Richard Clogg (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Clogg is a now a retired professor of modern Greek history, but previously lectured in London and Oxford. The book is just … Continue reading

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A Greek Cave Church

The Greeks have a habit of building chapels into caves. My wife visited a large one south of Chania, but one finds little chapels built into cliffs all the time. These are some photos I took on a rainy day … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek To Me: The Origins of the Greeks

In the eighteenth century, when many classically educated Englishmen and Germans made the long journey to Greece and Anatolia, they were struck by what they found to be a major disjunction between the glories of ancient Greece and the Greek-speaking … Continue reading

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