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Stamatis Spanoudakis at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall - For Smyrna!

Stamatis Spanoudakis at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall - For Smyrna!

At the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 January 2023, at 9:00 pm, Stamatis Spanoudakis will perform two major concerts dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor disaster, entitled: "For Smyrna".

The distinguished composer, with his collaborators of many years by his side, will present selected excerpts from the whole of his rich work.
" After many, now overcome, difficulties, I will be in Thessaloniki to play to my favorite audience what I also played in October Irodio. Two concerts for all Macedonians!
The theme and title is "For Smyrna".
22 Smyrni, 22 this year and 22 years since the release of my album "For Smyrni". Numbers, which may not mean anything. Perhaps they mean something.
Like music, meanings and concepts that we spend a lifetime tracing, without ever really touching.
I promise to be present, waiting for the magic that happens when sound and listener, with a tear, come together.
Maybe my joy will be greater than yours, but even greater will be the joy of my grandfather from the Monastery!
Until then, everyone be well!
Stamatis Spanoudakis
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9th Orthodox Christian Book Fair

9th Orthodox Christian Book Fair

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

10:00am - 3:00pm
HMERIDA: TRAUMA AND MIRACLE
The impact of childhood trauma on school, family and society: the proposition of forgiveness

The Conference is implemented on the occasion of the book "Trauma and Miracle - Stories of Mental Resilience and Forgiveness", by Pelis Galitis, published by En Plo Publications.

Conference schedule

9:30 - 10:00 Registration

10:15 - 11:30 SESSION A

Conversation with Lot's wife...
Fr. Antonios Kalligeris, Coordinator of the "Initiative" program for the prevention of domestic violence - Educator

Trauma: Pathology or Blessing?
Grigoris Vasiliadis, M.Sc. Ph.D. Psychologist, Psychotherapist

Imprinting trauma in collaboration with family and school: the role of the school social worker
Maria Koukofiki,
Msc School Social Worker

The Experience through short children's stories
Angeliki Mastromihalaki,
M.Ed Ph.D. Educator, Author

11:30 - 12:00 DISCUSSION

Sofia Hatzi coordinates

12:00 - 12:45 BREAK
12:45 - 14:00 B SESSION


Forgiveness training: A disruptive approach to managing anger, violence, and injustice
Peli Galiti
, M.Ed, Ph.D, Psychopedagogue, Author

I'm learning to fit in. Experiential activities of a different course
Matina Kroustalaki , Educator

Battered, traumatized, delinquent women in prison: the miracle through Education
Klimis Pyrunakis
, Coordinator of the Support Network for Incarcerated and Released Women

Miracle as a perspective on trauma healing
Charalambos Papadopoulos
(Libyan) , Theologian – Author 14:00 - 14:30 DISCUSSION

Coordinated by George Barlas

INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAY

VENUE
Hotel Divani Caravel
2 V. Alexandrou Ave., Athens
5 minutes from "Evangelismos" metro station

EVENT DATE Saturday, October 22, 2022

TIME
10am to 3pm

PARTICIPATION COST €12

special offer
€10 for pre-registrations that will take place until October 21

NOTES

The conference is addressed to parents, teachers, catechists, psychologists, social workers etc.

Certificates of participation and printed materials will be provided. Coffee is provided

Participation in the conference either in person or online via the Zoom platform

To those who participate online, the certificate of attendance and the printed materials of the conference will be sent by courier at no extra charge

All participants will be given the opportunity to purchase the book "Trauma and Miracle" at an additional discount.

PRE-REGISTRATION

TICKET SERVICES
- online: www.ticketservices.gr/event/travma-kai-thavma - by phone: 2107234567

ORGANIZATION:
Publications En Plo,
Youth and Family Foundation of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, "Initiative" for the prevention of domestic violence

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER | 5.00 pm

Presentation of Seraphim Lappa's book
IF THERE IS A PARADISE, Texts of self-awareness and search, based on real experiences

Speakers:
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Giorgos Barlas, Theologian-Philologist, Author
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Fr. Vassilios Argyriadis , Theologian-Editor of Publications, Reverend I.N. Agios Panteleimonos Chalandriou ORGANIZATION: "EN PLO" PUBLICATIONS

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER | 6.00 pm

Presentation of the book
WORKS of Agios Diadochos Fotikis

Speakers:
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Archimandrite of Tycho , Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Stavronikita
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Nikolaos SA Kalospyros, Philologist, Publisher
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Dimitris Mavropoulos , Theologian-Author

Saint Diadochos, bishop of Photiki of Epirus, lived in the 5th century. With his main work "Chapters of practical knowledge and discernment of spiritual p ́ (=100) he emerged as a teacher of the Neptic tradition. The book contains a Foreword by the abbot of I.M. Stavronikita P. Tychonos, an extensive Introduction by the philological curator Nik. Kalospyrou, parallel to the ancient text translated into common modern Greek by the same curator and closes with an epimeter of the abbot of the Monastery entitled "21+1 theological observations on the beauty of the knowledge of the holy successor".

ORGANIZED: STAVRONIKITA MONASTERY PUBLICATIONS

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER | 7.00 pm

EVENT ON THE LATEST ISSUE OF "SYNAXI" MAGAZINE

Speakers:
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Father Charalambos Papadopoulos-Livyos , Theologian, vicar of I. N. Agia Irini Pyrgos (Crete)
"What man throws away, God gathers" Commentary on a Papadiamantic short story
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Babis Pylarinos, Painter-Hagiographer
"Religiosity and contemporary art"
ORGANIZATION: "SYNAXI" MAGAZINE

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER | 8.00 pm

SAINT PORPHYRIOS AND THE ATHENS POLYCLINIC DOCUMENTARY SCREENING by Fenia Papadodima
ORGANIZATION: 9th ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN BOOK EXHIBITION

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

2ND PRELIMINARY PHASE OF PAN-HELLENIC CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION

On the occasion of the release of the board game of Christian knowledge TREASURE.
In the context of the 9th Orthodox Christian Book Fair, the 2nd qualifying phase of the 1st Panhellenic Christian knowledge competition for catechetical schools of all levels of the Hellenic Orthodox Church will take place. The winners from each preliminary stage will advance to the grand final which will take place at a place and time to be announced.

Catechism registrations: enplo@icloud.com
Presentation: Giorgos Striftaras - Eleni Filou

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 11.30 am

"PROFUNDIS"
A discussion by Ilias Liamis with Fr.

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 12.30 pm

DEDICATIVE EVENT IN THE MEMORY OF THE BLESSED BISHOP KALLISTOS WARE

Speakers:
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Thanassis Papathanasiou , Assoc. Professor of the Supreme Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Editor-in-Chief of "Synaxis" magazine
-Dr. Niki Tsironis , historian - Byzantine scholar
-Pi. Vasilios Christodoulou , theologian - writer

The video tribute to Kallistos WARE by Véronique Magnes ORGANIZATION: CULTURAL SOCIETY "AINOS" will be shown

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 5.00 pm

STAMATIS SPANOUDAKIS

Our great composer in a conversation with the publisher Alexandros Karavanis and the reading public, on the occasion of his book "Life that is not shared" about what he has said and written from time to time, the small or big things that concern us, about music and art, for life and its truth... ORGANIZATION: MELODIC SHIP

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 6.30 pm

Presentation of Eleni Konto 's book
THE SEMI-BASEMENT OF GRACE
Fr. Antonios Gigizas, the invisible Elder of Athens

Speakers:
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Father Anastasios Koropoulis, Superior of St. Thomas Amarousi.
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Michail Zentelis, Ophthalmologist, Director of the State Ophthalmological General Hospital of Gennimata.
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Kalomira Koropoulis, Dim. employee of Amarousi Municipality
- Eleni Kontou, Author of the book.
Moderator: Vassilis Spyropoulos, Journalist.
ORGANIZATION: "EN PLO" PUBLICATIONS

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER | 8.00 pm

SAINT PORPHYRIOS AND THE ATHENS POLYCLINIC DOCUMENTARY SCREENING by Fenia Papadodima
ORGANIZATION: 9th ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN BOOK EXHIBITION

PAN-HELLENIC FIRST SCREENING of Fenia Papadodima's Documentary: THE SHELTER IN OMONIA - Agios Porphyrios and the Polyclinic of Athens

The screenings will take place in the large event hall "OLYMPIA"
Entry for the public is free with tickets.
The distribution of entry tickets will begin two hours before the start of the screenings at the Exhibition Secretariat.

"The memories from this hospital, where I also happened to live my childhood, my thoughts on what the camera records from bustling Omonia, the history and the offer of the Athens Polyclinic, my unique meeting with Agios Porphyrios . All this makes up The Refuge in Omonia, Agios Porphyrios and the Polyclinic of Athens".

Fenia Papadodima

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TRAUMA AND MIRACLE - DAY

TRAUMA AND MIRACLE - DAY

En Plo publications and the Youth and Family Foundation of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens , on the occasion of the release of Pelis Galitis' new book: TRAUMA AND MIRACLE - Stories of Mental Resilience and Forgiveness , are organizing, on Saturday, October 22, at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Conference on:

Trauma and Wonder:

The impact of childhood trauma on school, family and society: the proposition of forgiveness

Speakers

  • Peli Galiti , M.Ed, Ph.D. Psychopedagogue, Author
  • Grigoris Vasiliadis , M.Sc. Ph.D. Psychologist Psychotherapist
  • Angeliki Mastromihalaki , M.Ed Ph.D. Educator, Author.
  • Fr. Antonios Kalligeris , Coordinator of the "Initiative" program for the prevention of domestic violence - Educator
  • Maria Koukofiki , Msc School Social Worker
  • Matina Kroustalaki , Educator
  • Father Charalambos Papadopoulos (Libyan), Theologian - Author
  • Klimis Pyrunakis , Coordinator of the Support Network for Incarcerated and Released Women

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE THEMATIC CONTENT OF THE DAY

The stressful situations experienced by the society are inevitably transferred to the family and the school, with the result that the mental state of the students is affected as well as their performance at school. Many children often experience pain and trauma (loss, relationship difficulties, rejection, bullying) from a very tender age. Acts of bullying, injustice, rejection, and all kinds of traumatic childhood experiences create many negative effects in the short and long term. The heavier the event and the deeper the trauma, the slower its healing . Many coping strategies have been proposed with limited success.

The forgiveness program is a scientifically proven approach to dealing with traumatic events with very good results in the area of ​​family, school, work, prisons, etc. It targets the deeper feelings of anger and hatred that almost always trigger aggressive acts. It cultivates a culture of acceptance rather than tolerance, recognizing the need for interconnectedness and unity that leads us to "me and the other" instead of "me or the other."

Despite the alienation created by our culture and the transformation of basic structural and functional relationships of family, school and social life, the proposal of forgiveness is an alternative and innovative approach to anger management, to dealing with aggressive behavior, rejection by the group, of anxiety, depression, school bullying, victimization and loneliness. .. Forgiveness benefits not only the physical and mental health of the person who applies it, but also improves the relationships of coexistence and cooperation between people. He bends to the needs of the abuser and the internal situations he experiences and instead of treating him as a violator, or an offender who needs to be punished, he recognizes his personal anxieties and needs and especially his need to belong somewhere and to be noticed by someone.

Through forgiveness training, students practice pain tolerance, mental toughness, and bravery in order to reverse the transmission of anger and bitterness, not only toward those who hurt them but also toward those around them. They learn to discover the hidden strengths within themselves, their inherent worth, their good self and thus transform their trauma into something wonderful and flourish. They realize that however great the pain they have experienced, unhappiness and anger are not the only response options Taking responsibility for their behavior, with compassion and empathy for the difficult and irritable other, without blaming, they decide to come together , thus healing their wounds and making a new beginning with meaning!

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Diokleia Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (1934-2022) has fallen asleep

Diokleia Metropolitan Kallistos Ware (1934-2022) has fallen asleep

"To be a Christian means to travel. We travel on the paths of the inner world of the heart, on a route that is not measured in hours of the clock or days of the calendar, because it is a journey of entry into eternity, beyond time.

One of the earliest names for Christianity was simply "the Way". Christianity is more than a theory about the universe, more than doctrines written on paper: it is a path we walk on - the path of life. We must make the conscious decision to walk this path."

The Orthodox Road

† Kallistos Ware 1934-2022
Metropolitan of Diocles

Our dear father Callistos (WARE), having consciously walked the path of the inner world of the heart, the path of Life, completed his journey and entered eternity! Always grateful for the rich gifts he gave us, we pray that he rests in the arms of God, who loved so much!

† KALLISTOS WARE | METROPOLITAN OF DIOCLEIA

The Bishop of Diokleia Mr. Kallistos Ware, one of the most important ecclesiastical and theological personalities of our time, was born in Bath, England in 1934 with the name Timothy Ware. He studied ancient Greek, Latin, philosophy and theology at Oxford. An Anglican by birth and upbringing, he first came into contact with Orthodoxy in 1952, fascinated by the Orthodox liturgy and the tradition of mystical theology.

He was accepted into the Orthodox Church at Easter 1958, while in 1965 he was ordained a deacon; the same year he became a monk at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos. Returning to Oxford, he assumed the duties of a vicar in the Greek Orthodox parish, while at the same time he was elected a Lecturer in the Department of Orthodox Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. In 1970 he became a member of Pebroke College in the same city.
In 1982 he was elected bishop of Diokleia by the Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the first Briton to be elected bishop of the Orthodox Church since the time of the schism!

Bishop Kallistos was the author of many important books: "The Orthodox Church" (Penguin, 1963, revised edition 1993), "Eustratios Argenti: A Study of the Greek Church under Turkish Rule" (1964), Argentis: A Study of the Greek Church under Turkish Rule,] "The Orthodox Way" (1979, revised edition 1995), "The Inner Kingdom" (2000). He is the co-translator of the two Orthodox Liturgical Books, "The Festal Menaion" (1969) and "The Lenten Triodion" (1978), as well as the "Philokalia" (in progress: so far four volumes, 1979-95).

Fell asleep in England in the early hours of August 24, 2022!

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