It will be held 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 under the aegis of the Cultural Committee of the Church
The Cultural Committee of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road, Westfield in the Bouras Center, invites the community to explore the many facets of the island nation of Cyprus – travel, history, romance, mysticism, art, archaeology and antiques as Maria Meniko Sifniades discusses her archaeological, historical suspence novel ARCHANGEL. It will be held 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.
They expect Ambassador Achilleas Antoniades to join in the discussion with first hand knowledge of the situations which prompted Sifniades to write this book. The program will begin with a short video.
Free and open to the public, special Cypriot inspired refreshments will be served.
The art world and antiques business is not always as it seems. Shades of gray often color backroom deals with great rewards but also where temptations test the morals of even the most stalwart among us.
An art dealer in Washington, D.C. is in financial difficulties and though she was not familiar with Cyprus and its antiquities, became obsessed when offered to purchase the mosaics, especially the Archangel, also that acquiring them would ameliorate her financial troubles.
The author paints a picture of the invasion of Cyprus in 1974, and the tragic divided aftermath as the characters and events come to life – the refugees, the lost territory, the search for the stolen treasures and the circuitous path to their return. Crafted artfully, we are introduced to the captivating story of the sacred icons in mystical ways and with strong characters who evoke avarice, determination, sympathy and finally goodness.