Oldest Greek Orthodox Church in Texas Celebrates 100th Anniversary!

Uprooted from their homes and having little money and few language skills, Greeks came to Fort Worth and built happy lives. A big part of their...

New Book Claims Greece’s Failed Economy Stems from 400 Years of Ottoman Rule

Author Pauline Hager crafts an epic novel of the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s cruel subjugation of Greece from 1453 to 1829. Set in the year...

Friday (Paraskeví) The 13th: Greek origins

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad...

“The Past In Pieces: Belonging in the New Cyprus” by Rebecca Bryant

July 20, 2010 will mark 36 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the subsequent occupation of nearly 40% of its territory. In her new...

«The Ships of Mercy»

The tragic moments related to the destruction of Smyrna were presented in an event organized by the Association of Mytilene, in collaboration with the...

Today is National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks

The 19th of May, a National Day of Remembrance for the Genocide of Pontian Greeks by a decision of the Greek Parliament in 1994,...

Harvard University, Program of Modern Greek Studies, a history of the Program

The teaching of Modern Greek language and literature at Harvard dates back to 1828, when Colonel Alexander Negris, a veteran of the Greek War...

Famagusta’s “Sad Story” Presented in New York

Last month, members of the Greek Cypriot and Greek American community of all generations and ages, including an impressive number of people from the...

George Tselos: “Memories Guardian” on Ellis Island

He walks slowly through the corridors filled with nostalgia and tears. On the surrounding walls black & white photographs are telling the stories of...

Greek Mob: The Greek “Outfit” Across America

Aside from Philedelphia other Greek elements sprouted across the American plains. In, Boston four leaders emerged James Chalmas (loanshark), Louis Venios (strip club owner...

The Last Traditional Greek Boat Builder in America

As a boy on the Island of Kalymnos, Greece, George Saroukos watched his father and grandfather build boats. Over time, he learned the craft....

Greek Mob: Brotherly Mafia Love in Philly

Chicago had the strong tight Outfit that controlled almost every aspect of the “Windy City” while Philadelphia had its loose knit Greek crew. Even...

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