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Tree of Life statement

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To the people of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh: May your loved ones’ memories be blessings to all who knew them. We of Hellenion stand with you. And as you work to repair the world, we are here beside you with hammers and nails.

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2018 Khalkeia: Making Prayer Beads

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A little belatedly (but the sky isn’t dark here in Washington yet!), “Making Prayer Beads” is an essay from Lyssa Little Bear of the Apple Blossom Demos of Hellenion. Some people start with a prayer they want to have beads to guide them through and some people make the beads and then design the prayer […]

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2018 Khalkeia: Closing Hymns

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The sun is setting on the Pacific coast of Turtle Island, and our Khalkeia celebration is coming to an end. Join the recessional from the temple with a brief prayer in the comments.   Homeric Hymn 20 to Hephaistos tr. Apostolos Athanassakis Sing, O clear-voiced Muse, of Hephaistos renowned for skill, who along with gray-eyed […]

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2018 Khalkeia: Artisanry

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Look at these beautiful examples of craft and artisanry from the private collection of Gitana, Epistates of Hellenion! First, a miniature shyphos (drinking cup) recovered from an archaeological dig. Unknown provenance. Fair condition. Currently on the Epistates’s shrine.

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2018 Khalkeia: Worry Beads

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“The History and How to of Komboloi aka Greek Worry Beads“, an article from the Greek Reporter, discusses the history and use of komboloi, Greek worry beads. The modern Greek word komboloi derives from kombos (knot) and logio (collection) or the verb leo (say). It is said that it is short for the phrase “in […]