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Ελληνική Δημοκρατία

 

Hellenic Republic

 

  Naupaktos Harbour
    Ναύπακτος - Naupaktos at the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth - Κορινθιακός Kόλπος

 

 

 

Dophin Fresco in Knossos

Dolphin Fresco, Minoan, Knossos, Neopalatian Period 1600 - 1450 BC - Μινωικός πολιτισμός

      dophins of Heraklion
        Heraklion - Ηράκλειο

 

 

 

  Bull Jumping in Crete  
  Η τοιχογραφία των ταυροκαθαψίων - Bull-Leaping Fresco, Minoan Palace at Knossos, Crete, 1600 - 1450 BC  

 

 

 

  Knossos Columns and Bull  
     

 

 

 

flowers in Kaloi Limenes   Kaloi Limenes Altar and sea
    Καλοί Λιμένες, Κρήτη - Kaloi Limenes, Crete

 

 

 

    Phoenix now called Loutro with Church and sea    
    ... a part of Biblical Phoenix - Φοίνιξ , now called Loutro - Λουτρό    

 

clearwater at Loutro   beach at loutro
     

 

 

 

 

Church bells and doves by sea in Rethymno   Cretan flowers with bee

Rethymno - Ρέθυμνο

   

 

 

 

reliquary and relics of Saint Titus in Heraklion  

 

 

 

 

 

Church of Saint Titus in Heraklion

  Relics of Saint Titus in Church of Saint Titus in Heraklion, Crete, Greece - Άγιος Τίτος, Ηράκλειο

 

 

 

icon with St. Titus and the Lord letter on icon of Titus and the Lord

Apostolic Succession

    ... icons in Church of Saint Titus in Heraklion, Crete, Greece

 

 

  icon of Saints Paul and Titus Titus icon epistle
     

 

 

     
    Άγιο Όρος Άθως - Athos, the Holy Mountain

 

 

 

Rocca al Mare   fisherman in Heraklion

Κουλές - Venetian-era fortress Rocca al Mare in old port of Heraklion

   

 

 

 

Monastery of the Holy Spirit at Spili Crete      
  Μοναστήρι Αγίου Πνεύματος στο Σπήλι Ρεθύμνου - Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Spili      

 

 

 

Hellenic Parliament   Catholic Cathedral of St. Dionysius the Areopagite, Athens
Βουλή των Ελλήνων - Hellenic Parliament  

Catholic Cathedral of St. Dionysius the Areopagite, Athens -
Καθολικός Καθεδρικός Ναός του Αγίου Διονυσίου του Αρεοπαγίτη, Αθήνα

 

 

 

 
  Saint Andrews Basilica in Patras Greece
    Άγιος Ανδρέας - Saint Andrew's Greek Orthodox Basilica in Patras, Greece, within 20 kilometers of the site of the Battle of Lepanto

 

 

 

Εμμανουήλ Παππάς – Emmanouel Pappas    
Εμμανουήλ Παππάς – Emmanouel Pappas (1773 – 1821), hero and leader of the Greek War of Independence from the yoke of the Muslim Ottoman Turks, monument in Θεσσαλονίκη – Thessaloniki.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Thessaloniki Rotunda Agios Georgios
    Built in 306 Anno Domini on the orders of the pagan tetrarch Galerius, a few years later the Rotunda was converted to a Christian Church on the orders of Emperor Constantine, the Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Georgios - Άγιος Γεώργιος. Why is the minaret still there?

 

 

 

from Θεσσαλονίκη – Thessaloniki the two most extraordinary brothers  

 

 

 

 

... those most extraordinary brothers from Θεσσαλονίκη – Thessaloniki.    

 

 

    monument on the Aegean to SS Cyril and Methodius
    ... on the shores of the Aegean, Thessaloniki, Bulgarian thanks to SS. Cyril and Methodius.

 

 

 

in Thessaloniki Church of SS Cyril and Methodius  
  Αγίων Κυρίλλος και Μεθοδίος - Святых Кирилла и Мефодия
Saints Cyril and Methodius, Patron Saints of Europe, Church in Thessaloniki
 

 

 

 

  The Parthenon viewed from the southeast corner  
 

 

Παρθενώνας - Parthenonas, but in Ancient Greek Παρθενών - The Parthenon, photographed here from the southeast corner on 9 January 2013.
Constructed and decorated from 447 to 432 Before Christ, and dedicated to Athena - Ἀθηνᾶ - Ἀθηναία - Ἀθηναίη - Ἀθάνα , the patron of Athens,
the proportions, the form and overall style and some details still exist. Still, if a personal opinion is permissible here, I would rather
see the most glorious Parthenon completely rebuilt on the existing structure, including with the "Elgin Marbles," which the British in the
person of Thomas Bruce swiped in the early Nineteenth Century and which are now in the British Museum. (Bruce did this with Muslim Ottoman Turk
permission of course, as the British and other purported European Christians have so often been wont to side with Muslims against Orthodox Christians!)
The Parthenon then, if not sooner, should be re-consecrated as the Orthodox-Catholic Church it was from the Fifth Century through the Fifteenth,
when the Muslims turned it, as they had Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, into a Mosque, though centuries later the Muslims used this most glorious
former Church as an ammunition and gunpowder warehouse, the explosion of which on 26 September 1687 is why we now see piles of rubble on the
Athenian Acropolis - Ακρόπολη Αθηνών, where once stood the crown jewels of the architecture of classical antiquity.

 

 

 

 

 

Doric in the Athenian Acropolis  
  Δωρικός Ρυθμός - the Doric Order from the Greek Archaic Period - Αρχαϊκή εποχή,
c. 750 BC until the invasion of Xerxes I - Ξέρξης of Persia (Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther) in 480 BC,
these from the Athenian Acropolis - Ακρόπολη Αθηνών, in Ancient Greek, Ἀκρόπολις
 

 

 

 

Athenian doggie

This Athenian doggie is obviously a serious thinker.

  roof tops in Patras
    ... just European Christendom, here in Patras, Greece

 

 

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    Greece - United European Christendom