Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Allilous Prayer 37 - Dec. 31/18, 2013 - 7522 (+playlist)

Allilous Daily Prayer 37 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) for a blessed New Year 2014 (Gregorian and civilian international) in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Arabic, English.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Allilous Prayer 36 - Dec. 30/17, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 36 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) on singing penance and reconciliation, lauds for all the peoples in the Middle-East and in the world. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Norwegian, Spanish, Aramaic.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Allilous Prayer 35 - Dec. 28/15, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 35 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) on the gladness to be alive and believe, on praying for all the departed and the current wars, true hope and faith; in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Arabic, Ukrainian, English.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Allilous Prayer 34 - Dec. 27/14, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) for Friday morning, prayer for all, confession and loving-kindness and supplication for all the countries of the Middle-East. In Hebrew, Greek, Romanian, Slavonic, Aramaic, Dutch, English, Arabic.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Allilous Prayer 33 - Dec. 25/12, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 33 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) on the way to Nativity with the view of the Second Coming of the Lord. In Hebrew, Greek, Romanian, Aramaic, Slavonic, English.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Allilous Prayer 32 - Dec. 24/11, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 32 by protopresbyter av aleksandr, on praying for all and each creature as the festive times before Nativity come to their point tomorrow for the Western style while The Easterners will have it on Jan. 6-7, 2014. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, English, Arabic, Yiddish (1 John 3, 2-6).

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Allilous Prayer 31 - Dec. 23/10, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 31 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) for a blessed week, for all possible situations, crisis, non-human contexts, for the Church, for the Middle-East, Ukraine and all countries. In Hebrew, Greek, Dutch, Slavonic, Aramaic, English. You can send your "zapiski/prayers for the living and the dead" to the YouTube Allilous Daily prayer.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Allilous Prayer 30 - Dec. 22/09, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 30 led by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) for a blessed Sunday (before the feast of the Nativity for those who follow the Gregorian calendar - while the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem will celebrate it in two weeks) and pray for all the peoples in the Middle-East, Ukraine, Africa, and everywhere in the inhabited world. In Hebrew, Greek, Romanian, Slavonic, English, Aramaic, Ukrainian, Arabic.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Allilous Prayer 29 - Dec. 21/08, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 29 by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) evening prayer and intercession, in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Ukrainian, German, English.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Allilous Prayer 28 - Dec. 20/07, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 28, by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), prayer for the memory of Saint Ambrosios/Ambrogio of Milan, in particular on this year of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and tolerance for the Christians in the Roman Empire of the East/West. Prayer for the departed; in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Italian, English.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Allilous Prayer 27 - Dec. 19/06, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 27, by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem) on the Feast of Saint Nikolaos (Nicholas), thanksgiving and supplication for all the people, for wonders and pardon in our lives; in Hebrew, Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Aramaic, Slavonic, Dutch.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Allilous Prayer 26 - Dec. 18/05, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 26, protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), for the refugees, for those who suffer from abandonment, for the living and the dead, for the Middle-Easterners, Ukrainians and the many nations of the world. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, English, French, Spanish-Ladino, Yiddish, German,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Allilous Prayer 25 - Dec. 17/04, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 25, (protopresbyter av aleksandr, Patriarchate of Jerusalem) for the refugees, in particular those in the Middle-East, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, for the expats working in the region, for the Ukrainians, for the Haitian people, South Africa. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Haitian Creole, Faroese (Icelandic, some), English, Afrikaans.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Allilous Prayer 24 - Dec. 16/03, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Daily Prayer 224, led by prot. av aleksandr [Patriarchate of Jerusalem] for a blessed week, for the victims of all conflicts, the refugees in the Middle-East, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq; for the Ukrainian people. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Arabic, German, English.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Allilous Prayer 23 - Dec. 14/01, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 23, general prayer and memorial for the departed; for the sick, the injured, the victims in the Middle-East, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Sinai, Iraq (Baghdad), Iran, Egypt, Ukraine and South Africa and in the whole world. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, Latin, English, Arabic.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Allilous Prayer 22 - Dec. 13/Nov. 30, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 22, by protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), Evening prayer and intercession for all the peoples, for the sick, the Church, the Middle-East, Ukraine, in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic,Arabic, Norwegian, Ukrainian.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Allilous Prayer 21 - Dec. 12/Nov. 29, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 21, by Protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem): for the living, for those who suffer, the sick, those who die. For the people in the Middle-East, Ukraine,  South America, peace and offering. Prayers for the martyrs (Ukrainian, To the Ephesians 6:10-17 in Hebrew and Aramaic. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Arabic.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Allilous Prayer 20 - Dec. 11/Nov. 28, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 20, by Protopresbyter Av Aleksandr [Patriarchate of Jerusalem], Evening prayer and prayer for all in Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, English, German, Ukrainian.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Allilous Prayer 19 - Dec. 10/Nov. 27, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 19, by Prot. Av Aleksandr [Patriarchate of Jerusalem], on the eve of the national Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, for all the Christians, for all countries, places in war, for release, freedom, pardon, reconciliation, atonement, also in the Middle East and Ukraine. In Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Romanian, Aramaic, English, German, Ukrainianצ Afrikaans.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Allilous Prayer 18 - Dec. 09/Nov. 26, 2013 - 7522

Published on 8 Dec 2013
Allilous Prayer by Prot. Av Aleksandr [Patriarchate of Jerusalem] for conversion, for a good week, for all the people in the Middle-East and in the world, for those who died in South Africa. In Hebrew, Slavonic, Greek, Aramaic, Slavonic, Romanian, English, Afrikaans.

Between "de-mens[tia]" and "memory, mindfulness"

On Wednesday December 11th, 2013, the G8 will deal with the problem of Alzheimer's disease during their session in London (Great-Britain). The illness is refered as "demens" in the Scandinavian language and still questions about treatments and care.

The word "demens" (as used for example in Norwegian and Faroese, i.a.) comes from Indo-European roots "demens", from Old French "Démenter" (a word that disappeared from Modern French)
"to drive mad," 1540s, probably from Middle French démenter, from Late Latin dementare "to drive out of one's mind," from stem of Latin demens "out of one's senses, insane, raving, foolish; distracting, wild, reckless" (a less technical term than insanitas), from phrase de mente, from de + mente, ablative of mens mind".

1806, from Latin dementia "madness, insanity," literally "a being out of one's mind," from dement-, stem of demens "mad, raving" (see dement) + abstract noun suffix -ia. It existed earlier in an anglicized form, demency (1520s), from French démence. Dementia praecox is a Modern Latin form recorded from 1899 in English, 1891 in German, from French démence précoce (1857).
There are indeed several forms of "dementiae", but the name of "Alzheimer's disease progressively enters the scope of reference as the syndrome is more and more determined and analyzed.
I had dealt with the problems of memory in Psycho-Linguistics in 1978 for my dissertation on "phonemic mnesia" (Prolegomena of Phonemic Mnesia in Afrikaans speech, Stellenbosch). The essay was about the process of phonemic mnesic systems developed by some languages, in particular Afrikaans whearas compared to Dutch and subject to strong creolization via Bantu and other Native African languages (Bantu, Zulu, Tshwana, Xhosa and Swahili).
I had continued the work in Psycho-Linguistics by comparing the consonant geminating systems of the Indo-Germanic (Indo-European) languages, in particular with Prof. Emile Benveniste and the speech speficities in the Scandinavian languages (Faroese, Icelandic) with the followers of Louis Hjelmslev at the Royal Library (Den Kongelige Bibliothek) of Copenhagen, Reykjavik and the Sorbonne. Some languages do show the process of "phonemic mnesics", dropping some consonants to get them back in certain structural forms.
My main problem was not to focus on any form of disease, but to describe the invariant structural pattern of using memory as being a full and required element of brain development. Thus, I specialized in Yiddish and thirty years ago it did not seem evident that the language was utmostly "Talmudic", A semitic language built up on all the Indo-European dialects but mentally based on the memory of Aramaic as conveyed in the Talmud for the use of the Jewish communities of the dispersion. Things have being clarified by now (Dovid Katz, Michael Wex).
In Israel, as trying to implement the principles described by Y.I.V.O. and late Professor Uriel Weinreich along with the scenes depicted by Nobel Prize Awarded Isaac Bashevis Singer, I reflect with Scandinavian and South African groups upon the meaning of memory and memory diseases.
At the present, this work and reflection does not target the diseases or the linguistic features but the spiritual "guidance" as quite intermingled in Israeli society. The situation is peculiar since there is no direct reflection on the importance of memory, memory defect and the reality of mental and spiritual development in both the Jewish and Eastern Orthodox Christian life and survival or memorizing capacities. This often paves the way to healing, in both spiritual and mental contexts. It also complies with the works of Martin Buber. It explains the persistent split between Hebrew traditions as conveyed by Ashkenazi Hassidism, inter alia, and the absence of dialogue [Einsame Zwiesprache] as defined by the German-speaking Catholic Swiss theologian Hans-Urs von Balthasar.
We have a lot of Altzheimer's sick people in Israeli society. It is always important to track back on the way things can be settled with regards to the disease in different parts of the world as we have all possible approaches in the country.
The spiritual role of memory, memory defects and the possibility to use the techniques and expereince handed down from spiritual masters of the Talmud and the Fathers of the Church should be explored accordingly. It is an immense field of research that appears to be rather segmened if not framed at the moment.
In Summer, I had the possibility to attend the theatral essay proposed by Prof. Anne-Marie Ergis (Professor of Neuro-psychology at the René Descartes University, Sorbonne). She organized a play where the actors who are Alzheimer's syndrome sicks did show a great capacity in acting in a wonderful way on the stage. The régisseur is Shuli Cohen, an Israeli man specialized in "curing theater" (for the injured, i.a.) who mainly resides in France. Prof. Anne-Marie Ergis interestingly studied Psychology in Israel. She refers as atheistic as Shuli Cohen does. it makes things intriguing. Their work has been applauded. I do not know of the further developments.
The play used elements that refer to tracking-back memory, in particular movies, ads, songs that have been very popular in France over the past 50 years. This makes sense as a technique to sustain the sick and allow them to get to their memory capacities and human experience. Anne-Marie Ergis has used her good knowledge and great love for the French realm of images: films, advertizing (she likes to refer to movies, short films and (city) wall drawings that were quite frequent in France). On the other hand, it does not appear that her work relies upon any Talmudic backgrounds, though it surely is present in her proposal of a healing method via theater.
I took a scene during the play and show it with the permission of Prof. Anne-Marie Ergis and Shuli Cohen. it is the visit of a woman to her sick father at the hospital.
(Dated September 13, 2013) . The play was welcomed with much appraisal by the audience: mostly were professionals invovled in health care and volunteers. It was applauded as a pioneer work.
The work is indeed interesting: secular approach (as a rule in French scientific circles) developed by two scecialists of Jewish backgrounds with identity quests though using methods that can be tracked back from inside the Talmudic tradition; personal experience of the initiators that cope with the question of how to meeting the significance and meaning of absence of memory and to healing the defects.
In Scandinavia, I am more in contact with Norwegian and Faroese groups that are rooted in other cultural backgrounds. The works do not drive aside from the religious traditions and alerted on all the pending events of great importance for the healing of the sick and a human caring of their families.
In Norwegian: "OSS (Us) "http://vimeo.com/77302577".
Protopresbyter Alexander (Winogradsky Frenkel)
av aleksandr (Jerusalem)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

He is Risen, Hy het opgegaan, Amefufuka

It makes sense to publish the circular written by Father Athanasius, the Rector of the Saint Nicholas of Japan Brixton-Johannesburg Greek Orthodox community in South Africa (Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa) with regards to Tomorrow's memorial service for the repose of late President Nelson Mandela.
Fr. Athanasius tracks back into history and the past - only recently - years of "exclusion". We all have it - also in the Middle-East as it has been present and is still quite dangerously active in the East-European and Former Soviet Union. Reconciliation and pardon, release and unchaining the ties of the prisoners is the real task of the Christians on their way to and with the Resurrected.
it is also quite special this year as we commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, the recognition, acceptance and even refunding of the Christians within the East-West Roman Empire by the time of Constantine and Helena in 313 A.D.
It goes on. May we all be one and pray for each other, for the repose of late President Nelson Mandela in the poly-chromatic and so diversified South African society.
Here is the statement:katholikon
Beloved Brothers and Sisters
As you may be aware that it is a sad day, as well as a day to celebrate the life well lived of our former president Mandela, I would like  to remind you of the Byzantine era whereby due to the wisdom of St. Constantine and his mother Helen the churches got freedom to worship and thrived. During the Apartheid era, we know that worship was not permitted in some quarters.
You may be aware that any Greek priest who was sent here in those years,  had to declare that he was only coming to serve the Greek community not going to the black community. As a result this Orthodox faith failed to penetrate to the African people of black and coloured decent. This was a very painful experience that none will wish to experience. After 1994, and subsequently as years progressed, our faith has been able to penetrate through to Black and Coloured and to non Greek  communities everywhere in South Africa. It has become a faith for all.
For all this to happen people had to sacrifice their life. One of them was Mandela who also after being released, united everyone and made the country one, despite of the painful past. We are worshipping as a multi-ethnic, multi-racial community sitting  side by side, sharing a cup of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, being baptised in the same baptismal font. We share birthdays and wedding parties and  funerals, all because of this great man who created this change. My beloved members we all belong to the Orthodox Church and we also belong to this great country. We are all reaping the fruits of liberation.
As our small contribution, just as our Archbishop has directed, we will have a memorial service at our church after the Divine Liturgy tomorrow,(8th December). Please all try to attend. After the memorial service we will conclude by our South Africa National Anthem, the hymn that reminds us of how great a nation we are and our resilient unity within diversity.
As your parish priest I share with you this grief. Together let us ask God to place his Soul where the righteous dwells, the mercies of God, and the kingdom of heaven. May the Lord forgive us all that we may have done knowing or unknowing, in thoughts or deeds, for there is no one without sin except God.
May his memory be eternal.
With love and gratitude to God for the freedom of worship we all enjoy
Your parish priest
Fr Athanasius.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Allilous Prayer 17 - Dec. 06/Nov. 23, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer 17 - Let's pray for the whole world and for the departed, those who have been killed in wars, in Syria, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Sinai, Egypt, Arab Peninsula, Gulf Emirates, Iraq, Iran and everywhere in the world. At the Golgotha we can mention the repose of Nelson Mandela and pray for the South African peoples. And may we supplicate for the release of the Syrian nuns from Maaloula, the two abducted Bishops, peace in Sinai and for the Patriarchate of Sinai, in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon. And for decent business, ethics, morals in business and economics and politics [Hebrew, Slavonic, Greek, Aramaic, Arabic, English, Romanian, Afrikaans].

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Allilous Prayer 16 - Dec. 05/Nov. 22, 2013 - 7522

Allilous Prayer by Protopresbyter av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem): for the Middle-East, the Fertile Crescent, all the people; chanting in the second part till the end of the "Creed" (Orthodox vserion) in Hebrew. Prayers in English, Hebrew, Greek, Slavonic, Aramaic, German,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Allilous Prayer 15 - Dec. 04/Nov. 21, 2013 - 7522

Protopresbyter Aleksandr (av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), daily prayer - here for the abducted Greek Orthodox nuns and orphan girls of Maloula (Syria). Prayer with chapter 17 of St. John's Gospel in Aramaic and Hebrew. Pray for Ukraine and the Fertile Crescent. [Hebrew, Greek, Romanian, Arabic, Aramaic, English, Slavonic]

Monday, December 2, 2013

Allilous Prayer 14 - Dec. 03/Nov. 20, 2013 - 7522

Daily Hebrew Rum-Orthodox Prayer for all by prot. av aleksandr (Patriarchate of Jerusalem), for the people in the Middle-East, for the injured, for the living. [this day: Hebrew, Greek, Norwegian, Slavonic, Aramaic, Dutch, English]. Come and pray together worldwide. Join Allilous Yahoo Group/Allilous group on abbaleksandr's Facebook.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Allilous Prayer 13 - Dec. 02/Nov. 19, 2013 - 7522

Prayer for all the living, the people in each country, city, those who work, are at pain, are jobless or work and make profit, for decency of our life in society and respect. [Av prot. Aleksandr, Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in Hebrew, Slavonic, Greek Aramaic, Arabic, English] You can join the Allilous Yahoo group for those interested to receive, share and discuss how Hebrew Christians can acculturate in Israeli society (Post Message:allilous@yahoogroups.com