Posted by Joanna on July 20, 2001 at 07:06:59:
In Reply to: Re: Orthodoxy vs. Ancient Hellenic Religion? (NOT !!!) posted by GS on July 18, 2001 at 03:28:37:
Do you honestly believe that Greece would exist today if it hadn't been for christianity and Orthodoxy????!!!
I think NOT!!
Greece would still be under Turkish occupation and our language and culture would not exist!!! If it hadn't been for the church and it's struggling servants (such as the Secret Schools run by monks and priests etc which taught the Greek language) and saints (such as Saint Kosmas Aitolos who travelled through Greece encouraging the people) during those horrible years of occupation it would be a different story. Our heroes of the war for independence did not die for ancient Greece, they fought and spilled their blood for Orthodox Greece. If it hadn't been for these christian heroes we would not be here talking about it.
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