Posts Tagged ‘greek’

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Newspaper in Greek

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna’s “Little Greece”. Credit: afagen/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 When we consider key communities of the Greek Diaspora, Vienna rarely comes to mind. However, if we are to consider historically significant communities for modern Hellenism, the Austrian capital should certainly be on the shortlist with its own Greek enclave, Little Greece. Like […]

Greek-American Father Starts Awareness Campaign for Daughter’s Rare Illness

“Rare Adventures,” the coloring book created by John Anastasiades to help in the understanding of his daughter’s rare illness. Courtesy John Anastasiades Greek-American John Anastasiadis of Massachusetts has created a new coloring book called “Rare Adventures” as a way to raise awareness and enhance the understanding of his daughter’s rare illness, BPAN, as well as […]

The Greek Genocide as Recorded in US Navy Diaries

The USS Litchfield as it lay at anchor off Smyrna on September 13, 1922 while the city burned and the Greek presence in Asia Minor was eradicated forever. US Navy officers’ diaries provide a harrowing look into the events of those times. Credit: Newsreel/Public domain The Smyrna Catastrophe and the many other acts of the […]

Greek Descendants of the Seleucid Dynasty in Today’s Kyrgyzstan

A tetradrachm coin showing Seleucus I Nikator. Credit: Classical Numismatic Group/Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0 The Seleucid Dynasty, founded by Seleucus I Nicator (“the Victor”), a general who served under Alexander the Great, has descendants in today’s Kyrgyzstan — 2,300 years later. Kubanychbek Kendirbaev, a history researcher and director of Seleucia — a Public Charitable Fund […]

Greek Community of Córdoba, Argentina Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Members of the Greek Community of Córdoba, Argentina, at the fifth annual Fair called “One City, all Peoples.” Credit: Facebook/Colectividad Helénica de Córdoba What all members of the Greek diaspora around the world have in common is their great love for their rich culture and ancient roots. This is precisely what the Greek Community of […]

A Greek Pianist to Revitalize Venice’s Cultural Life

Alexandros Kapelis performing in Venice, Italy. Credit: interclassique Music Production Alexandros Kapelis is a Greek-Peruvian pianist who is set to revitalize Venice’s cultural scene. Venice is a center for some of the world’s most prestigious international events across disciplines– it is currently preparing to host the Venice Biennale and the Salone Nautico as the G-20 […]

Greek President Meets with Greek-American Students

President Sakellaropoulou listens to the Greek-American students visiting Athens. Credit: Greek Presidency Greek-American students who have been traveling to Greece and Cyprus met on Tuesday the President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Sakellaropoulou urged them “to promote the spirit of Greece in such a strong democracy in the world as the United States and to be […]

Tiny Greek Football Club to Compete in English FA Cup

The St. Panteleimon Football Club, a club for the Greek Orthodox community in London, England. Credit: St. Panteleimon F.C./Twitter A tiny Greek football club based in London was selected for the first time in its history to play in the prestigious FA Cup in the 2021-22 season. St. Panteleimon Football Club which grew out of […]

10 Celebrities You’d Never Guess are of Greek Descent

Betty White is another celebrity who is shockingly Greek! Credit: Angela George/ Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0 There are many celebrities that have Greek names and speak of their Greek heritage all of the time. However, there are also a bunch of famous people who are of Greek descent that might surprise you! Let’s take a look at […]

Oldest Greek in Australia Passes Away at 109

Eleni Confos celebrated recently her 109th birthday. Credit: Facebook/ The Castellorizian Association NSW Eleni Confos, the oldest Greek in Australia and the most senior Australian Castellorizian, has passed away peacefully at the age of 109, the Board of Directors of the Castellorizian Association of NSW announced on Sunday night. “The Board of Directors of the […]

The Comeback of Greek Festivals in the US

Greek festivals are popping up all over the world now that the pandemic has eased. Here is a listing of some of them for those who have to get their Greek fix this Summer and Fall. Credit: Wikimedia commons/Public Domain After a year spent social distancing, how wonderful it is to see that a number […]

1,800-year-old Headless Greek Statue Found At Turkey’s Metropolis Site

In the ancient Greek classical city of Metropolis or “The City of the Mother Goddess,” located in the Torbali region of Turkey’s Izmir province, archaeologists have unearthed an 1,800-year-old marble robed statue of a headless woman. In fact, the marble robed figure standing on a pedestal is missing not just her head, but both arms, […]

Greek Heritage, Bicentennial Celebrated at Boston’s Fenway Park

Greek Heritage Night in 2019 at Boston. Credit: YouTube/Alpha Omega Council Greek heritage and the Bicentennial of Greek Independence was celebrated on Monday at Boston’s Fenway Park in a ceremony that took place before the Red Sox and Kansas City Royals’ clash. Greek Heritage Night was organized by the Alpha Omega Council and honored the […]

Victoria’s First Undercover Cop was Greek-Australian

Nick Cecil, Greek-Australian cop, before going undercover with Victoria’s police force. Credit: Greek Reporter Illustration What does the history of gambling in Victoria have to do with Greece? In a name, 89-year-old Nick Cecil. Cecil, a Greek-Australian, was Victoria’s first undercover cop. In his heyday, he tackled the illegal off-course gambling industry when it was […]

Greek Pregnant Woman Raped by Afghan Asked for Help But 3 Pakistanis Passing by Raped Her Too

    An Afghan migrant raped a 25-year-old pregnant woman in an Athens neighbourhood, and when she begged for help from three Pakistanis passing by, they raped her, too. The horrific incidents took place in the Agios Panteleimonas neighbourhood of Athens early on Wednesday morning and saw the victim, who is three months pregnant and […]

Oldest Wine in Europe Found at Prehistoric Greek Site

Archaeologists undertaking excavations at the prehistoric settlement of Dikili Tash in northern Greece have completed analyses of wine samples from ancient ceramics revealing evidence of wine dating back to 4200 BC . These are believed to be the oldest known traces of wine in Europe! The Site of Dikili Tash Dikili Tash is situated 1.2 […]

Greek-American Train Hero Skarlatos Running for Congress Again

Alek Skarlatos receiving the Soldier’s Medal, one of the US Army’s highest awards, at a ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard Sept. 17, 2015. Skarlatos, a Greek-American, is running for Congress again against incumbent Peter DeFazio. Credit: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Gonzalez/Released/ Alekfororegon.org Alek Skarlatos, the Greek-American who was riding as a […]

Hector Vasyli: The Greek-Australian 11-Year-Old Hero

Credit: Monumentaustralia.org The patriotic spirit of 11-year-old Greek-Australian Hector Vasyli is still alive, and is honored by many people even a century after his death. The newspaper boy was much loved in his time, and his accidental death in the midst of welcoming home soldiers who fought in World War I elevated him to the status […]

Leading Greek American NEO Magazine Still Going Strong After 16 Years

Demetrios Rhompotis of Neo Magazine. Photos supplied by Demetrios Rhompotis. Illustration: Greek Reporter NEO magazine has been among the leading Greek-American publications for more than 16 years. Published monthly, it features prominent Greek Americans and highlights the movers and shakers among the Hellenes. It also acts as an informative bridge between Greece, Cyprus and the […]

Hydra Honors Greek Heroes of Argentina’s War of Independence

Plaque of Nickolas Kolmaniatis on Hydra. Credit: Spilios Spiliotis The island of Hydra honored the Greek heroes of the Independence War of Argentina, Nickolas Kolmaniatis and Samuel Spiro, in a special event on Friday. The event was organized by Hydra Mayor Georgios Koukoudakis in memory of the two national heroes of Argentina from Hydra. After […]

When Jennifer Aniston Celebrated Her Greek Heritage on “Friends”

Jennifer Aniston is half Greek. Credit: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons/ CC-BY-SA-3.0 After the “Friends: The Reunion” episode aired in late May, many fans of the show rushed to re-watch the Friends series in its entirety. Any Greeks catching up on the popular show may have caught a special reference to the Greek heritage of star Jennifer […]

Archie Karas: The Greek Gambler Who Won $40M and Lost it All

“The Greek”, gambler Archie Karas. Credit: Soft White Underbelly/Youtube One day Archie Karas went to Las Vegas with 50 dollars in his pocket; that turned out to be the foundation of building a spectacular career in gambling, in which he won $40 million — and lost it all. Along with the 50 dollars, the Greek […]

Sail to Freedom Event Pays Spectacular Tribute to Greek Bicentennial

Sail To Freedom in New York Harbor, June 7, 2021. Credit: greece2021.nyc The Sail to Freedom event, held on Sunday, June 7, was a gala celebration of the Greek bicentennial, the diaspora and the contributions Americans made to the Greek cause. New York City’s salute to Greece, two hundred years after its War of Independence […]

Greek Astronomer Wins Prestigious International Award

Chryssa Kouveliotou, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics at George Washington University, USA. Credit: shawprize.org A female Greek astronomer shared the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2021 for her contribution to our understanding of magnetars. The Prize was shared equally by Victoria M. Kaspi, a Professor of Physics and Director of McGill Space Institute at […]

Greek American Honors Heroes in South Florida

Speros Georgedakis honors first responders and veterans in South Florida. Credit:  Good Greek Moving and Storage A Greek-American former police officer in South Florida honored “American Heroes Day” last month. Speros Georgedakis, the founder and CEO of Good Greek Moving and Storage, sponsored veterans and first responders with reduced ticket prices at a special concert […]

Princeton Scraps Latin or Greek Requirement for Classics Majors: ‘It’s RACIST’

Princeton University has decided to ditch its language requirement for classics majors due to ‘racism’, meaning that students will no longer need to learn Latin or ancient Greek to obtain their degree. A Princeton Alumni Weekly article announced the curriculum changes in April. Not only was the Latin or Greek requirement banned, so was the “classics track,” an […]

The Story of the First Greek-American from Chicago Killed in World War II

The U.S.S. Boise, the ship where Loumbas served. Leo A. Loumbas was the first Greek-American killed in WWII from the city of Chicago. His death is memorialized, especially by the Greek-American community, in his home city of Chicago, where services have been held in his honor at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church. Leo A. Loumbas […]

Greek Orthodox Church of Australia

Greek Orthodox Church of Australia Jewish Australian Governments using faith to push their satanic agendas again. Biggest true Christian group are the Greeks in Victoria. Which is why the Jewstralian Governments have been targeting them. +10

Dr. George Korkos, Greek-American Founder of the Milwaukee Bucks Passes Away

Dr. George Korkos. Credit: Greek Reporter Dr. George Korkos, a renowned plastic surgeon and the Greek-American co-founder of the Milwaukee Bucks, passed away at his Florida home on Friday, May 28. He was 90 years old. “Before Giannis [Antetokounmpo] there was another Greek. That was me, Dr. George Korkos,” the founding owner of Milwaukee Bucks […]

Novel About Greek Exodus From Istanbul Wins Turkish Literary Prize

A major literary prize has been awarded to Hercules Millas, a Greek author from Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: Stegop/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 A Turkish literary award named the Orhan Kemal Novel Prize has been awarded to a Greek writer from Istanbul named Hercules Millas for his works on the nature of Greek identity through the lens of Greek-Turkish […]

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