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knicks_fan87

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I would love to know if anyone has news or updates on how covid is spreading and being treated in Greece, especially since the new omicron variant has been announced. Is anyone in Greece at the moment? Please stay safe everyone and take good measures.
 

greek_ggirl

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I don't believe it has spread just yet, but it is coming for sure
 

lalajess

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All I know is that researchers are finding it has been present and spreading in the world for a while, but South Africa researchers are the first to have isolated and identified it. I don't think it has been identified in Greece yet.
 
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redsoxdw_

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All I know is that researchers are finding it has been present and spreading in the world for a while, but South Africa researchers are the first to have isolated and identified it. I don't think it has been identified in Greece yet.
I don't think it has spread either, I know many countries are banning flights from South Africa, I wonder if Greece will do the same
 
You all need to stop spreading fear!
Pray to God for protection. Real Greeks know that nothing is in our hands. When your time is up it's up.
Everyone needs to spread love and respect to each other instead of the Greek alphabet paranoia. Lord Have Mercy on me my family and mankind. AMEN
 

Vangelis

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You all need to stop spreading fear!
Pray to God for protection. Real Greeks know that nothing is in our hands. When your time is up it's up.
Everyone needs to spread love and respect to each other instead of the Greek alphabet paranoia. Lord Have Mercy on me my family and mankind. AMEN
Which god are you referring to?

xtian god?
muslim god?
hindu gods?
Zeus? (my personal favourite)
Thor?
The Egyptian gods?
The thousands of different gods from the indigenous populations around the world?

Please be more specific...
 
Which god are you referring to?

xtian god?
muslim god?
hindu gods?
Zeus? (my personal favourite)
Thor?
The Egyptian gods?
The thousands of different gods from the indigenous populations around the world?

Please be more specific...
Obviously you are one of the confused souls. I will pray for you.
 

Vangelis

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Obviously you are one of the confused souls. I will pray for you.
Yes but who are you praying to??? You still won't tell me!!!

But seriously, I'm more of the Epicurean school of philosophy but strongly in the King Mendander I way of thinking about philosophy and life.
 
Yes but who are you praying to??? You still won't tell me!!!

But seriously, I'm more of the Epicurean school of philosophy but strongly in the King Mendander I way of thinking about philosophy and life.
Another confused response.
You know the answer to your question.
There are many roads in search of God, for the real and only one God.
I pray that your road is a sort one.
 

Vangelis

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Another confused response.
You know the answer to your question.
There are many roads in search of God, for the real and only one God.
I pray that your road is a sort one.
My road is a deep one. And yes, it has come to an intellectual end. There is no more searching for the answers because they have been supplied by our ancestors thousands of years ago. I look to the ancient forefathers of Greece, the true Hellenes for the answers not from a foreign middle eastern desert source.
 

auroracoor1

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My road is a deep one. And yes, it has come to an intellectual end. There is no more searching for the answers because they have been supplied by our ancestors thousands of years ago. I look to the ancient forefathers of Greece, the true Hellenes for the answers not from a foreign middle eastern desert source.
I thought the new testament is written in Greek? Is it not related to Greece?
 

Vangelis

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I thought the new testament is written in Greek? Is it not related to Greece?
The main story characters like Jesus, his family and the rest of his apostles were middle eastern. Most of the story occurs in the middle east apart from some travels outside of the area. The old testament on which the whole NT is predicated is of course the Jewish religion which again is middle eastern. The language in which the texts were first written well after the death of all the characters was Greek because that was the dominant language in that part of the world just as English is the dominant language in many parts of the world today.

So as a Hellene, I prefer to look to the ancient Hellenes for my guidance and do my own investigation rather than assume the dominant religion that has gripped Greece for over a millennium is in any way valid. The ancient Hellenes questioned everything and as modern day Hellenes we should also do the same and come to our own conclusions.

Some will decide that the dominant religion in Greece is not for them, others may embrace it even more. The journey is an individual one.
 

dubai_suzie

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The main story characters like Jesus, his family and the rest of his apostles were middle eastern. Most of the story occurs in the middle east apart from some travels outside of the area. The old testament on which the whole NT is predicated is of course the Jewish religion which again is middle eastern. The language in which the texts were first written well after the death of all the characters was Greek because that was the dominant language in that part of the world just as English is the dominant language in many parts of the world today.

So as a Hellene, I prefer to look to the ancient Hellenes for my guidance and do my own investigation rather than assume the dominant religion that has gripped Greece for over a millennium is in any way valid. The ancient Hellenes questioned everything and as modern day Hellenes we should also do the same and come to our own conclusions.

Some will decide that the dominant religion in Greece is not for them, others may embrace it even more. The journey is an individual one.
I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
 

Vangelis

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I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
That's a really good question. It actually came about because of my desire to become more of a practicing xtian rather than just go to church xmas & easter etc. So I started to investigate xtianity to understand how I could actually practice the religion. I read the New Testament 3 times (I was looking for coherent meaning) and large parts of the Old Testament. Unfortunately the only things I found were inconsistencies, contradictions, outright impossibilities (ie scientifically impossible claims) and large swathes of incoherence (try making sense of Revelations). In the end I started reading texts from xtian practitioners and found some practices that I followed but it was when I started investigating the mind and how it works through meditation that I realised there is no god, that a creator-god being is a delusion and that we are creators of our own destinies, whether that be heaven or hell here on earth and maybe beyond.

I only found out about the followers of the Ancient Greek religion because one of my friends who was a staunch Greek Orthodox follower "converted" to the religion of the Ancient Hellenes. Since then, I stumbled across a group of followers who were preparing for a full moon ceremony on Filopapou Hill in 2019 and took a photo of them as you can see below. The philosophies of the Ancient Hellenes differ depending on who you read. They are consistent within each philosophy but varying philosophies differ. The ones that most resonate with me are Epicurus and King Menander. To be clear, I follow the same philosophy as King Menander.

Filopapou Hill Ceremony 2019s.jpg
 
I agree with you, everyone should embrace their individual journey and come to the conclusion to follow whichever religion or even no religion that best suits them. I see online that there is a resurgence of people following the Ancient Greek religion, is that how you got into it?
There are a lot of people that are following the old religion of anomalia
 

Vangelis

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Greece has now approved a fourth covid vaccine shot for at risk people

Greece has just announced that it has approved a fourth booster shot for people who are most at risk. This means that those who qualify and under their doctors approval can obtain an additional shot to prevent themselves from contracting COVID-19. I'm not sure if this applies for travellers and non-citizens, as usually in order to get a vaccine or a Covid test you need to have some form of healthcare in Greece, either private or public.

"Epiphany"..... What a splendid explanation by Maria! !♥️🇬🇷🇬🇷

Make sure to book your covid tests early for traveling to Greece!

As rules are changing for every country (including Greece) I suggest that everyone book their COVID tests early because everyone is scrambling last minute to book theirs, especially during the holidays. Greece now requires a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival to Greece. This new rule has recently come into effect for many countries as well, as before only unvaccinated people needed to take a covid test. I hope everyone to stay safe and wish everyone happy holidays!

Are you wondering how Greeces economy is doing?

I have been asking this question for quite some time, how is Greece's economy doing after the pandemic? And now that there is probably going to be another lockdown? Because Greece is a country that heavily relies on tourism, they really struggled during the summers and many small businesses closed. Although, things don't seem to be as bad as many of us think. There are many articles like this one that are showing some signs of hope.

Mango is the best app for learning Greek!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Greek to communicate with family members or to use on your next holiday in Greece, Mango is the app you need to download! I started using it a few months back, and I really feel like it has helped me learn Greek so quickly. The app has so many great features and allows you to record your own voice so you can hear how well you are pronouncing the words so that you can work on your accent. I highly recommend it!
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