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LATEST NEWS ON HISTORIC PANAGIA SOUMELA LITURGY IN PONTUS

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* LIVE Telecast: Panagia Soumela Liturgy 2010
* Orthodox Christians pour into Turkey’s Black Sea region for ceremony
* Patriarch to Celebrate Divine Liturgy at Soumela
* Turkey to open historical Sumela Monastery to one day worship
* The Liturgy of the Monastery of Panagia Sumela will be celebrated in compliance with all the rules


Pontic Dictionary - Ποντιακό Λεξικό
Ρυμίν - Μικρό αυλάκι - Riminn - Small yardNεβζίνω - Σβήνω - Nevzino - I extinguishΤικιανόπον - Μαγαζάκι - Tikianoppon - A small shopΒραshόλ - Βραχιόλι - Vrashol - BraceletΤchιαπούα Τchιαπούα - Γρήγορα γρήγορα - Tchiapua Τchiapua - Quickly quicklyΓιατρικόν - Φάρμακο- Yiatrikon – Medicine


The History of the icon of Panagia Soumela
At Trapezunta in Pontus, built on a high rock, is the Holy Monastery of Panagia Soumela. Etymologically, the name of the monastery is derived from the name of the mountain it's built on which is called Mela. In Greek, ‘stou mela' means ‘at Mela', and in the Pontic dialect it is pronounced ‘sou Mela'. Hence, Panagia at Mt. Mela. The existing icon of Panagia Soumela was iconographed by the Evangelist Luke who was both a physician and an iconographer. According to tradition, whenever Luke drew icons of Panagia, the Holy Mother was very pleased and blessed his works.


Dimosthenis Oikonomidis
Dimosthenis Oikonomidis was one of the most distinguished researchers of Greek linguistics and folklore, and in particular the linguistics and folklore of Pontus. He was born in Argyroupolis (Trk: Gumushane), Pontus in 1858. His father was also born in Pontus but originated from Chios. Following the destruction of Chios by the Turks in 1822, his grandfather Dimosthenis Oikonomidis was sold along with 40,000 other Greeks into the slave trade of Anatolia.


Why Pontic Greeks will struggle to progress
The underlying trait of all successful groups of people is unity and a common goal. The Pontic Greeks (Pontians) are a group of Greeks who originated from a historic region in north-eastern Turkey named Pontus. Greek presence in Pontus can be traced back to 700 BC when ancient Greek seafarers colonised towns along the Black Sea coast. Pontic Greeks are survivors, make no mistake about that. One thing which distinguishes them from other Greeks, is their stubbornness, their ego and of course their Pontic identity.


The Reunification of the Pontic Lyra
The Lyra (kemenche), is the traditional musical instrument that expresses in the most eloquent of ways the region of Euxinus Pontus but also its Pontic inhabitants. The Pontic people of Turkey, perhaps even other races that we are unaware of, praised the love and expressed their pain in the freest of ways, for centuries, through the lyra and its players. The time came (1924) and the Greeks (Rum) of Pontus were forced to leave our/their homeland. This "separation" however must come to an end. Στα Ελληνικα In Turkish

Greek cities changed into Turkish names
Few Turks realize that the names of nearly all their major cities are versions of Hellenistic originals. Ankara was Angora, Izmir was Smyrna, Sivas was Sebasteia, Kayseri was Caesarea and Konya was Iconium.• The Turkish name for Constantinople, Istanbul, is simply a corruption of the Greek for `up to town', eis ton poli.• A scrub-down in the hammam may seem the ultimate Turkish experience, but the institution is in fact the linear descendant of the Greco-Roman bath-house.


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