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    attended the Greek Fest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which is located at 4070 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Greek Fest is significant to Tennessee because it brings the Greek Culture to our community. The Greek Orthodox Church has allowed numerous families the ability to experience their delicious food, awesome dances, unique clothing, beautiful music, and many other enjoyable activities for 36 years. I visited the festival with my dad, mom, 4-year old sister Emma, Ella Sharp, Laiken White, and Laiken White’s family, on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The Greek Orthodox Church of Knoxville began in 1915; the Nicola Cazana family was the first to arrive. They wanted the Greek customs and culture to thrive in America. In 1935, the first Greek Orthodox Divine Liturgy began with an itinerant priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The priest was Father Demetrios Cassis; he was from…

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    Bread is often a side dish during our everyday meals. Just about every sit down restaurant serves you bread before your meal. In our faith bread is not just a staple food that is eaten as a side to your dish. The Greek Orthodox Church uses bread for the Eucharist. The sacramental bread symbolizes Christ. Orthodox Christians receive bread during two occasions, after they receive communion, and after the dismissal. When we have accepted the offering of bread this indicates that you have offered…

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    Polytheism In Greece

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    forms of religion that had influence in Greek life. It is defined as the belief in several deities and can be seen in several religions. Christianity was introduced into Greek society but did not gain popularity in Greece until the late 1800s. Christianity is the belief in one god and the messiah, Jesus Christ. Polytheism and Christianity in Greece differed in their follower’s social life, government involvement, and means of worship. Social groups in Greece were a major reason for the success…

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    Byzantine Art Themes

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    George slaying the dragon. The young maiden, possibly the princess, is also depicted in the artwork, however she is not up in the tower with her family. Instead she is down on the steps of watching as St. George is slaying the dragon, and ultimately is saving her life. The icon of St. George slaying the dragon serves the functions of Byzantium society as it would have enhanced the beauty of the church, served as a reminder of the teachings of Christian Orthodox faith, and allowed people to…

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    Persecution of Christians is very common in Russia. Russia was for a long time a communist state and anyone who thought that the Orthodox church wasn’t the only religion was imprisoned. Russia has many historical times and moments in it’s history but what caught my sight was the persecution of Christians. In this research paper I want to talk about how they were treated, what happened to some of the Christians imprisoned and what it was like being a Christian during the times of communism in…

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    boat ride from the island of Rhodes. Her father, Nick, was from another nearby island called ‘Kastelorizo’. The couple decided to move away from their families and start their own, in the city of Rhodes, Rhodes. My γιαγιά’s house had three bedrooms. Her father was a builder and therefore, built the house full brick. My γιαγιά remembers it being cement rendered and white. My great grandfather migrated to Australia two years before she did. ‘I came to Australia with my mother, my older brother…

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    My Greek Heritage Essay

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    “If you don’t know your history, you don’t know yourself” (Samuel). I am not as familiar with my heritage as I would like to be. I feel as if I have done myself a disservice by not taking the time to learn more about where I came from and the experiences of my ancestors that helped shape who I am today. My father’s side of the family originates from Greece, Norway and Germany. My mother’s side originates from Germany and Norway. Even though I am more German and Norwegian than Greek, there has…

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    Eastern Culture

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    Here it is Professor, and sorry about the confusion. "Also, of the 5,000 of the Russian community, the most popular religion to follow are the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity."—Of the 5,000 religious Russian community, they are either part of the Russian Orthodox Church, Islam, or Christianity community. About the Culture The Eastern culture that I chose for this week’s assignment is the Russian culture. Geographically, Russia is the largest country in the world. About…

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    matters to those that did not follow Christ. There were several icons that were used everywhere throughout the world, but then a vital discrepancy appeared. There was a huge conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. While both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church brought up valid points, the Eastern Orthodox Church had a stronger argument. Before looking at the dispute over icons, one must first…

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    East-West Schism Analysis

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    as distant from each other as they claim to be. Though highly controversial among modern-day Christians, the Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches are more similar in doctrine and beliefs than they are different in practice. In 1054, the Great Schism, or the East-West Schism, permanently separated the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Papacy. At that time, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch…

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