The famous 19th-century oil-painting by Greek artist, Nikolaos Gyzis. The Secret School depicts the reality of the Orthodox Christian struggle to preserve faith, language and culture during the harsh centuries of Turkish Occupation. During this time, it was not uncommon for young men, escorted by Greek soldiers, to travel by night to Orthodox monasteries and churches where they were taught by clergymen and monastics in underground "schools".
The secret schools were taught to us in Greek School. Unfortunately, modernists debate their existence. However a cave with a church in the mountains near my ancestral home was most likely used as a secret school. This is a testament to our priests who helped keep the Greek written language alive during 400 years of Turkish Ottoman repression.
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This is a reminder of how life has been at times for the Orthodox, and may be again. We should appreciate what we have if this is not our situation, and never stop teaching our children the Truth if it is our situation. Wish we bought a larger size.
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