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Constantinople and the West


Coin of Emperor Constantine XI Palaeologus Dragasis


Icon of the Christ and New Testament Reader


Greek Orthodoxy - From Apostolic Times to the Present Day, by D. Constantelos.

E-Mule link Discovery Channel, Byzantium - The Lost Empire (avi, Part 1: Building the Dream, Part 2: Heaven on Earth, Part 3: Forever and Ever

The Symbol of Faith, The Second Ecumenical Synod, Constantinople 381.

Christ as Word Gospel and Culture, by J. Meyendorff.

The Glory of God hidden in his creatures, by O. Clement.


In Greek:

Ὀρθοδοξία, Καθολικισμός, Εὐρώπη - Ἐρωτήσεις καὶ Ἀπαντήσεις  

Οἱ Ἀρχαῖοι Ἕλληνες  

Ὁ Νέος Ἑλληνισμὸς καὶ ἡ Δύση 

Τὸ βιο-μηχανικὸ πρόταγμα

Greek Literature - Ancient, Medieval, Modern

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   With the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 ... not only hath the Greek Church the Turks for an enemy and an oppressor, but also the Latines; who not being able by their missionaries to gain them to their party, and persuade them to renounce the jurisdiction of their Patriarchs, and own the authority and supremacy of the Roman Bishop do never omit those occasions which may bring them under the lash of the Turk, and engage them in a constant and continual expense, hoping that the people being oppressed and tired, and in no condition of having relief under the protection of their own Governors, may at length be induced to embrace a foreign Head, who has riches and power to defend them. Moreover, besides their wiles, the Roman priests frequent all places, where the Greeks inhabit, endeavoring to draw them unto their side both by preachings and writings. ...

   The late British scholar A. H. Hore of Trinity College, Oxford observed:

   "The fall of the Eastern European Empire and the low state to which the persecuted Greek Church fell, and from which it is little less than a miracle that it should now be recovering, is a chapter of dishonor and disgrace in the history of Western Europe."

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