Dean Kalimniou

Dialogue

‘Lord and Master of My Life’, a new book by Archbishop Makarios of Australia

“Lord and Master of my Life..” is how the Lenten prayer of Saint Ephraim the Syrian, commences. It is not perhaps not entirely coincidental that Archbishop Makarios has chosen to …

Dialogue

Court nostalgia in time of lockdown

Generally speaking, court appearances, which form a significant proportion of the daily tasks of the legal practitioner, are the bane of my existence. Just as I have recurring nightmares of …

Dialogue

When the British House of Commons purchased the Parthenon Marbles from Lord Elgin

In 1816, a Select Committee of Inquiry of the British House of Commons was called upon to deliberate as to whether it would be expedient for Parliament to purchase the …

Life

A resilient spirit: David Krasnostein and the art of the perennial

“When I look at my photographs today, I feel like an archaeologist might feel when she or he has uncovered some carefully wrought object from the past that illuminates precious …

Dialogue

Holy Week in the time of lockdown

“Today he who hung the earth upon the waters is hung upon a Tree, He who is King of the Angels is arrayed in a crown of thorns. He who …

Dialogue

Mati vs Malice: The secret power of the evil eye undone by yiayia

“Φόρα και μια χάντρα θαλασσιά, να μη σε ματιάσουν τα νησιά,” Yiannis Kalatzis. “Of course your sister is sick,” my grandmother pronounced, dismissing my assertion that she was merely suffering …

Dialogue

Artist Katrina Ginis and Daphne

I’ve always been troubled by the myth of Daphne and Apollo. A story of pride, lust and loss, it seeks to explain how the laurel tree came into being. Pursued …

Revolution Exported: Greeks who fought for Serbia

Just prior to his death by strangulation in the castle of Belgrade, Serbia, Greek visionary Rigas Pheraios is said to have uttered the immortal words: “I have sown a rich …

Features

A Greek history of great plagues

“Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world, yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a …

Dialogue

Communion conundrum, Orthodoxy and Archbishop Makarios’ communique

If you are an average Greek Orthodox Christian in Australia, chances are that you will on average, take communion, only once a year, just before Easter. It seems therefore strange …