"I am not going to lie – I’m scared."
On the afternoon of Eurydice’s vigil at Princes Park, I flew home after a week-long work trip in Sydney and picked up my daughter from school.
I missed her like crazy but every fibre of my being was telling me that I needed to be at the vigil, to stand with my community, not just for Eurydice, but for all women who had been raped or murdered at the hands of a man.
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If you do not have his blessing you are a step away from Heaven, one closer to Hell. How do you stay pure? Your body and mind must be free from sin.
These are just some of the teachings I received in the Orthodox Church as a growing girl.
Masturbation was a sin, sex before marriage was a sin, sexual thoughts also a sin.
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Being raised in the Greek Orthodox religion, I was taught that to receive Holy Communion, you had to be ‘clean’. As a young growing girl, this meant I had to be free from sin, free from ‘unclean’ thoughts, showered, dressed formally, have abstained from meat and dairy products, and not be menstruating.