Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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Monday, October 19, 2015
By Elias Antonius
For many within the greater Levantine Rûm community the question of, whether or not the Rûm constitute their own ethnicity is a loaded one. Victims of Western Imperialism believe that we are merely a spiritual identity and that each community within the artificially created nation-states of the Levant has separate origins. While others continue to hold on to the ludicrous idea that all rum are ethnically Arabs.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:31 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Ilias Michail and Elias Antonius
Aramean supremacists have long perpetuated two enduring myths, which strike at the very heart of any rational understanding of Levantine history. The first is that they are the rightful heirs to the title of ‘indigenous’ throughout the region. The second is their relentless portrayal of the Levant as a purely Semitic land. Both of which have made them as adamantly opposed to the concept of a Rûm ethnic identity as Arabists.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 1:12 AM
Friday, August 21, 2015
For Immediate Release – August 21, 2015
Back on March 28th, Operation Antioch released an update on our project to translate Paul Carolides’ book, “The Origins of the Orthodox Christians of Syria and Palestine”. At the time, it was our hope that the book would be ready for release in April. Unfortunately, we were wrong. After months and months of excuses, we have fired our original translator and are now looking for someone else to translate this priceless book.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 8:41 AM
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Back on January 11th, we proudly announced that after just 13 days Operation Antioch had reached its goal of $1,500 in order to translate the book “The Origins of the Orthodox Christians of Syria and Palestina” by Paul Carolides.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 2:10 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
Operation Antioch is proud to announce that on March 26th, St. George Antiochian-Greek Orthodox Church will be holding a candlelight vigil for our two beloved Archbishops who were kidnapped on April 22nd, 2013. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop, Yohanna Ibrahim, and Greek Orthodox Archbishop, Paul Yazigi were abducted by foreign terrorists in the village of Kfar Dael, located in the northern province of Aleppo while carrying out humanitarian work.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:01 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
For Immediate Release –March 18th, 2015
Today, exactly 189 years ago, on March 18th, 1826 a small group of brave Romaic Revolutionaries, led by Vasos Mavrovouniotis attempted to spread the Hellenic Revolution to Ottoman-occupied Coele-Syria. Although unsuccessful, their heroic attempt to incite the Rûm of the Levant lives on as a testament that the Rûm of Europe and those of the Levant were and still are one people.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:58 AM
The following is a proposal for the creation of an International Administrated ‘Safe-Haven’ in portions of the Tartus, Homs, and Hama districts of the Syrian Arab Republic. This “Safe-Haven” would be a demilitarized zone that would fall under the authority of the United Nations, and would be monitored by a coalition of nations, specifically Russia, Greece, Cyprus, and Armenia. The Safe-Haven would be centered around Wadi al-Nasara, and divided into three zones of influence. Zone One) Russian – based in Marmarita, Zone Two) Greek/Cypriot – based in Mhardeh, and Zone Three) Armenian – based in Homs.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:53 AM
Friday, March 6, 2015
Today, on the 1,170th feast of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium, we remember those Rûm, who were martyred for their refusal to be Arabized. On March 6th, 845 A.D., 42 Rûm hostages of the Abbasid Caliphate were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. Taken hostage by Caliph al-Mu’tasim, a Turko-Arab, after the 838 A.D sack of Amorium, the capital of the Anatolic Theme (Province) of the Romaiic Empire. They were taken to the city of Samarra in Arab-occupied Mesopotamia. Where they stayed until their execution.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 6:02 AM
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Dear Mayor Jim Dear & Council Members,
We are Operation Antioch, a network of Middle Eastern Greek Orthodox & Greek Catholic Christians with roots tracing back to countries of modern-day Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine. It has come to our attention that your city is considering erecting a sculpture in honor of Mustafa Kemal “Ataturk”. As Middle Eastern Christians, it deeply saddens us, especially now as we are facing a Genocide at the hands of Islamic Terrorists like ISIS, that you are considering erecting a monument in honor of this man.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:54 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4th, 2015
URGENT! CALLING ALL DEFENDERS OF HUMAN DECENCY
According to Massispost.com, Carson City, California is considering erecting a sculpture in Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s honor at the request of the Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California. If passed this butcher of Anatolia will be forever portrayed to future generations of Californians as a ‘hero’, rather than what he really was, a murderer!
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 10:39 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
On February 4th, 2015, Greek Orthodox Priest and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Studies at Balamand University, Fr. Georges Massouh released a statement in response to Lebanese Druze MP Waleed Jumblat, who recently blamed the failure of Arabism on the Levant’s indigenous minorities.
In the statement, which was published by Lebanonfiles.com, Fr. Massouh defended MP Jumblat’s words. Going as far as to say, “The Byzantine Greeks lost their power in this country. Their empire has fallen, thanks to Allah it fell, and the Greeks in our country accepted for themselves separation between religion and the state, and consented to themselves a secular state”.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 7:17 AM
Monday, February 9, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 4th, 2015
Today, on the 1,381 Anniversary of the Battle of Dathin, we remember the 300 Rûm Soldiers that gave their lives alongside their commander, Sergius, for a Romaic Levant. For the Rûm people, today is not a day celebration or bravery, but one of mourning and self-reflection. For although generations have past, the wolves which surrounded Sergius still encircle us.
Posted by e-Epanastasi at 6:58 AM