Παρασκευή, 31 Ιούλιος 2015

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Greek Relief Fund Print E-mail

Dearly Beloved in the Lord,

 

            I am writing this letter to ask for your contribution and actual help towards Greece which is beset by the economic crisis, unemployment and poverty. For this reason, many young people leave their native country and migrate to foreign lands, in Europe, America, and Australia to establish a career and take care of their families. Greece is losing a great capital from its young and educated youth. The worse of it is that today in Greece many people is deprived of the essential goods such as daily food, basic medical care that is a staple particularly for the elderly, the sick, the impoverished, the unemployed and mostly for those who are carers of young children and elderly parents.

            For these reasons we are extending a warm appeal to your feelings, and organise a collection for the sake of Greece. The money you shall offer will be sent to the Metropolises of Greece, particularly to those which are the neediest, and those which have instituted soup kitchens and offer food and the bare necessities to those that need them most. In his simple and sacred manner, we shall contribute our best in aiding our brethren who are pressurised by the economic crisis and unemployment.

            We fatherly and warmly advise the Priests to read this letter from the Pulpit and appeal to their Congregation to contribute. The Committee Members of each Church must organise an extra collection on Sunday 19 and 26 July 2015, and send all the proceeds to the Archdiocese, who will in turn forwards them to Greece.

            Cheques and money orders should be made out to the name of the Archdiocese:

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF THYATEIRA.

 

Whoever from the Congregation would like to make a direct deposit, he or she should do so using the following information

 

BANK: BANK OF CYPRUS UK

SORT CODE: 40-63-77

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 34735111 (GREEK RELIEF FUND)

BIC: BCYPGB2L

IBAN: GB70 BCYP 40637734735111 or

 

BANK: NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE

SORT CODE: 406204

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 39117415

BIC: ETHNGB2L

IBAN: GB44ETHN40620439117415

  

            We expect that we will all do our duty generously and gladly to help our brethren who are in dire need of our actual love and care. It goes without saying that giving help towards our fellow people is an essential duty of ours. I am therefore confident that you will all contribute generously to relieve our brethren in Greece who, due to the economic crisis, are in dire need of our philanthropic heart and love. I have the sacred hope that each of Orthodox Christian, and particularly the Greeks of the Diaspora will execute their duty in full. God, through the intercessions of the Virgin Mary Mother of God and all of the Saints may repay you many fold. Wishing you a Happy Summer to both children and adults, I remain with warm wishes and love in the Lord and honour.

 

London, July 2015

 

                                                Archbishop Gregorios

                                                of Thyateira and Great Britain

 
Online petition to keep the modern language a-level exam Print E-mail

Dear parents and friends

 

In mid-April 2015 EDEXCEL announced their intention not to redevelop Modern Greek A level after 2018.Their main reason is that it is a small-entry language and that it is not cost-effective to maintain the qualification. We, the teachers, parents and students of the St George Greek School at Kingston-upon-Thames feel deeply humiliated and irrevocably offended by the Edexcel decision.

 

The substantive and symbolic importance and impact of the Greek language on the Western Thought, Civilisation and its Historic Paradigm is too great and too deep to be so easily disregarded by such unilateral narrow-mindedness. Since ancient times, Greek language has been admired, loved and actively spoken, written and studied by the People of World, not only by the Greeks. Its historical heritage and unprecedented linguistic wealth rightfully makes the claim to be the oldest European language that belongs to the World.

 

The Greek Community was not consulted prior to reaching this unilateral decision which we consider unjust, of biased judgement and hastily-taken.

 

We believe that EDEXCEL should withdraw their decision in view of the substantive and symbolic damage that it will cause.

 

We are certain that we can convince them to reconsider if we are given a proper chance to voice our point of view and of course listen to theirs.

 

We need your fullest possible support for this by signing this petition and making sure that you make it as widely known as possible.

 

Many thanks

 

Dr Michael Tzanakis

Teacher of A level Modern Greek

 

 

PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK TO SIGN THE PETITION:

 

https://www.change.org/p/edexcel-john-fallon-pearson-chief-executive-officer-nicky-morgan-mp-tristram-hunt-mp-keep-the-modern-greek-language-a-level-exam-5?just_created=true

 
Fax number out of service Print E-mail

Please be advised that due to unforeseen technical issues, the fax number of the Archdiocese: 020-7224 9301 is out of service. All correspondence should be sent by post: 5 Craven Hill, London W2 3EN, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

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