Christopher Columbus may be Greek

Columbus Day: Was Christopher Columbus Greek?

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year.  Columbus Day remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to...

Greek Miner Killed in Ludlow Massacre, Honored

The Greek immigrant Louis Tikas born in Crete, Greece as Elias Spantidakis was the main labor union organizer at the Ludlow camp during a 14-month coal strike in...

Pompeo: Turkey Should Not Turn Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque

The US has spoken out against the Turkish government for trying to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque, while urging the country to continue...

Celebrating 100 Years of Union Between Crete and Greece

The Pan-Cretan Association of America (PAA) honored Dora Bakoyanni with the “Venizelio” award, which is considered to be of the highest honorary distinction. Bakoyanni...

Greek Americans Discover their Hellenic Heritage in College

For Greek-American students who attend Queens College in Flushing, New York, it’s never too late to rediscover one’s heritage and learn more about where...

The Armenians: Unsung Supporters of Hellenism

  “The Armenians are our brothers,” said Constantine Parthenis my Modern Greek instructor at St. Demetrios Greek American School in the 1950’s Astoria, New York....
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What We Can Learn from Plato about Same-Sex Marriage

By Danielle Weatherby, University of Arkansas The April 28 oral arguments before the US Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges will be remembered as a historic...

Philip Ludwell III of Virginia, the First Known American Convert to Orthodoxy

By the summer of 1738 Philip Ludwell III of Virginia had become one of the largest landowners in British Virginia, but his worldly wealth...

Archbishop Elpidophoros, Cardinal Dolan Decry Hagia Sophia Decision in Joint Statement

In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, Greek Orthodox Elpidophoros and Catholic Cardinal, Timothy Dolan, deeply deplored Turkey's decision last Friday to reconvert Hagia...

Theodoros Griego: The First Greek Set Foot in America in 1528

It was June 17, 1527 when a fleet of five ships with 600 men left the Spanish port of Sanlucar de Barrameda on a...

Exhibition on the History of Romaniote Jews Opens at Greek Consulate in NYC

A photography exhibition documenting the history of Greece's Romaniote Jews, or "Romaniotes," opens on Thursday, September 19 at the Consulate General of Greece in...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with President Trump on Hagia Sophia

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America met with President Trump and Vice President Pence late on Thursday to discuss Turkey's recent decision to convert Hagia Sophia...

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