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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2006, 03:33:58 PM »
St. Catherine monastery, Mount Sinai

[with the longest uninterrupted monastic life and some of the most precious icons in the world -VI century; it has a mosque inside its walls!]



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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #106 on: March 22, 2006, 03:34:41 PM »
SIMONOPETRA monastery, Mount Athos

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« Reply #107 on: March 22, 2006, 03:35:14 PM »
Nave of monastery church on Mount Athos

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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #108 on: March 22, 2006, 03:35:48 PM »
HILANDAR -Serbian- monastery, Mount Athos

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« Reply #109 on: March 22, 2006, 03:36:38 PM »
HILANDAR church

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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2006, 03:38:51 PM »
From the island of Patmos, with its famous monastery
where the book of Revelation [Apocalypse] was written
by St. John the Theologian.


The cave-church where St. John was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #111 on: March 22, 2006, 03:39:20 PM »
Patmos

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« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2006, 03:39:47 PM »
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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2006, 10:53:27 AM »
Ah, the holy island of Patmos!
I am lucky that I managed to go  there in 1995.
The Bishop of Kalithea told me that in the 17th and 18th century there were Bulgarian monks in the monastery.

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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #114 on: March 27, 2006, 06:55:30 AM »
I've been to Greece only once, ten years ago, as far as Athens, but I' haven't seen any of the islands.

I hope I'll get there some day. 8-)
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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #115 on: April 25, 2006, 01:31:39 PM »
Does anyone knows where the Byzantium Emperors and Empresses are buried?
Do you have pictures of their tombs?

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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #116 on: May 14, 2006, 11:59:56 AM »
news from 10 May 2006

Prince Charles to visit Greek monastic community

Prince Charles is due to visit the monastic community of Mount Athos in
Greece for three days this week, authorities said today.

Charles has made several annual trips to the all-male Orthodox
community, which has 20 monasteries.

Charles and Prince Philip are members of the Friends of Mount Athos, a
group that supports the self-governing community.

Mount Athos is about 70 miles from the northern Greek city of
Thessaloniki.

It has been an autonomous monastic state since Byzantine times.


http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?
j=77878552&p=77878854&n=77878932&x=
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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #117 on: September 15, 2006, 08:52:39 AM »
Emperor Manuel II Paleologus is in todays news headlines:


Muslim anger grows at Pope speech

A statement from the Vatican has failed to quell criticism of Pope Benedict XVI from Muslim leaders, after he made a speech about the concept of holy war.
Speaking in Germany, the Pope quoted a 14th Century Christian emperor who said Muhammad had brought the world only "evil and inhuman" things.

Pakistan's parliament passed a resolution on Friday criticising the Pope for making "derogatory" comments.

The Vatican said the Pope had not intended to offend Muslims.


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I think the Pope's comments weren't anti-Islamic, they were used to prove a point
Chris, Liverpool
 

"It is clear that the Holy Father's intention is to cultivate a position of respect and dialogue towards other religions and cultures, and that clearly includes Islam," said chief Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi in a statement.

But in spite of the statement, the pontiff returned to Rome to face a barrage of criticism, reports the BBC's David Willey in Rome.

The head of the Muslim Brotherhood said the Pope's remarks "aroused the anger of the whole Islamic world".

Violence and faith

The controversy comes on an important day for the Vatican, with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Archbishop of Genoa, taking over as secretary of state.

Our correspondent says Pope Benedict, who has been closeted with his chief advisers at his summer residence near Rome, is upset at the way in which his remarks have been interpreted.

But there is no sense of panic at the Vatican, he says, and preparation for the Pope's forthcoming visit to Turkey, a predominantly Muslim secular nation, next November, are going ahead as planned.

In his speech at Regensburg University, the German-born Pope explored the historical and philosophical differences between Islam and Christianity, and the relationship between violence and faith.


 The remarks do not express correct understanding of Islam
Mohammed Mahdi Akef
Muslim Brotherhood
 

Stressing that they were not his own words, he quoted Emperor Manuel II Paleologos of the Byzantine Empire, the Orthodox Christian empire which had its capital in what is now the Turkish city of Istanbul.

The emperor's words were, he said: "Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

Benedict said "I quote" twice to stress the words were not his and added that violence was "incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul".

"The intention here is not one of retrenchment or negative criticism, but of broadening our concept of reason and its application," he added in the concluding part of his speech.

"Only thus do we become capable of that genuine dialogue of cultures and religions so urgently needed today."

'Angry and hurt'

Pakistan's parliament passed a resolution demanding that the Pope retract his remarks "in the interest of harmony between religions".


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"The derogatory remarks of the Pope about the philosophy of jihad and Prophet Mohammed have injured sentiments across the Muslim world and pose the danger of spreading acrimony among the religions," the AFP news agency quoted the resolution by the country's national assembly as saying.

The remarks prompted fears of unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir, as a result of which two separatist leaders were put under house arrest.

Meanwhile, the "hostile" remarks drew a demand for an apology from a top religious official in Turkey.

Ali Bardakoglu recalled atrocities committed by Roman Catholic Crusaders against Orthodox Christians and Jews, as well as Muslims, in the Middle Ages.

In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef said the Pope's words "do not express correct understanding of Islam and are merely wrong and distorted beliefs being repeated in the West".

The 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference also said it regretted the Pope's remarks.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/5347876.stm

Published: 2006/09/15 11:08:53 GMT

© BBC MMVI



link to the full text of the Popes's speech:
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2006/september/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20060912_university-regensburg_en.html
or
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/15_09_06_pope.pdf
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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #118 on: November 16, 2006, 09:11:12 PM »
some links to Byzantine Studies:




AIEB -Association Internationale des Etudes Byzantines



Byzantium on the Internet - Paul Halsall

Dumbarton Oaks

The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS)

Le Comité Français des Études Byzantines (CFEB)

Centre d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance






Australian Association for Byzantine Studies

Byzantine Studies Conference

Byzantine Studies at Oxford

The British School at Athens

Institute of Byzantine Studies -Queen's University Belfast

Spätantike Archäologie und Byzantinistische Kunstgeschichte e.V. - Society for Late Antique and Byzantine Art

Byzantine Studies Conference

Centre for Byzantine Studies at Iasi

Archéologie paléochrétienne et byzantine (APB) -Université de Fribourg

Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Department-King's College University of London

Centre de recherche d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance (Collège de France - CNRS)

Center For Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies -Queens College New York

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity -University of Birmingham

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies -Moscow Lomonossov State University

Institute of Byzantine Research -National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology -University of Göttingen

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik -University of Vienna

Institut für Byzanzforschung (IBF) -Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS)

Byzantine Studies -University of Notre Dame
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Re: The Byzantine Empire
« Reply #119 on: November 18, 2006, 11:40:18 AM »
GERMANY

Das Dölger-Institut - der Universität Bonn

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christliche Archäologie

Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Förderung byzantinischer Studien

Freie Universität Berlin -Byzantine Studies

ABTEILUNG FUR BYZANTINISTIK -Universität Bonn

Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neugriechische Philologie -Universität zu Köln

Abteilung für Byzantinische und Neugriechische Philologie -Universität Leipzig

Abteilung V - Byzantinistik -Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

ARBEITSBEREICH   -Institut für Kunstgeschichte -Universität Mainz

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Christliche Archäologie


AUSTRIA

Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik -Vienna

Öesterreischische Akademie der Wissenschaften — Kommission für Byzantinistik


CYPRUS

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies -University of Cyprus


FRANCE

Byz@nce Web -Centre d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance

Centre d' Histoire et Civilization de Byzance, Collège de France - C.N.R.S.

Association pour l'Antiquité Tardive

Centre Gabriel Millet -Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Centre d'Études Byzantines, Néo-Helléniques et Sud-Est Européennes

La bibliothèque de l'Institut Français d'Etudes Byzantines (IFEB)

CNRS - Departement des sciences de l' homme et de la societe


GREECE

ΙΝΣΤΙΤΟΥΤΟ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ ΕΡΕΥΝΩΝ -INSTITUTE OF BYZANTINE RESEARCH -National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

Κέντρο Βυζαντινών Ερευνών -Byzantine Research Centre


GREAT BRITAIN

Byzantine Studies Conference

Byzantine Studies at Oxford

The British School at Athens

Institute of Byzantine Studies -Queen's University Belfast

Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies Department-King's College University of London

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity -University of Birmingham


UNITED STATES

United States National Committee for Byzantine Studies

Dumbarton Oaks -Byzantine Studies

Society for Late Antiquity

Byzantine Studies -University of Notre Dame

University of Maryland - Webpages of Professor Sharon Gerstel (History of Art and Archaeology)

Program in Hellenic Studies -Princeton University


VATICAN

Vatican Library
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