Peter Bourjos (left) and George Kontos (right). Images courtesy of Keith Allison and Jose Benavides.

Greeks in Baseball

For those of you who have been watching this season’s MLB post season it’s been quite an exciting October to date. The Fall Classic matchup is now set between fellow Greek Mike Moustakas and his upstart Kansas City Royals going against the San Francisco Giants who will be looking for their 3rd World Series title in 5 years.

Atlantis Of Phila
The Philly Greek-Stake Blog

The Monkeys Are Here

At a recent Greek festival, I was sitting down drinking a Frappe, people watching, enjoying the weather, and listening to the haunting melodies of the bouzouki coming over the loudspeakers. Ahhhh… the sound of the bouzouki. An instrument that makes your emma rise to heart attack levels when it solos.

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Food & Wine

Shrimp Santorini in a Feta & Greek Yogurt Cream Sauce

Shrimp happens to be one of the most favored Seafood around the globe and it is prepared countless ways and found in dishes from every ethnic culture. Yet it seems that there are a few select classic shrimp dishes that keep popping up on restaurant menus around the world. The dish I am speaking of is the famous Classic Shrimp Scampi.

Rocky Statue

Connecting Young Greeks from Education to Employment

Could Philadelphia play a role in Greece turning around its youth unemployment struggles? Recently, a contingent of five Greek university educators visited the City of Brotherly Love on the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

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Zachary Lafakis Baptism – Photo gallery

Zachary Lafakis was baptized on September 20th, 2014 at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. His proud parents Chris and Despina Lafakis were delighted to have their friends and family help them celebrate the joyous occasion, and deeply honored to have Socratis and Antonina Makrogiannis as his godparents.

Cypriots Memorial and Independence Day Observed

Cypriots Memorial and Independence Day Observed

Media, PA – Every 1st of October Cyprus celebrates Independence Day. This day Cypriots honour the day in 1960 when Cyprus gained independence from the British following a long and bitter struggle that lasted from 1955 to 1959.

Image courtesy of Matthew Straubmuller

Eagles Shutout Giants

When the Eagles and Giants go against one another it’s always a big game and the latest chapter of the Philly/NY rivalry certainly didn’t disappoint. The Eagles came into the game at 4-1 after struggling to hang on to beat the lowly St. Louis Rams the week before.

Charities & Fundraisers

St. Luke’s GOYA raises funds for Juvenile Diabetes

Broomall, PA – Five Greek Orthodox churches participated in a dodgeball team contest and dance fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation this past Saturday. Hosted by the St. Luke GOYA (Broomall), some 100 kids from around the Delaware Valley showed up for a day filled with fun activities and a sense of awareness.

Food & Wine

Roasted Potato Salad with Pesto, Mint & Feta

Our vision of Summertime food seems to gravitate to cool, crisp, light and refreshing dishes. Although Potato Salad is not really a light dish, it is a favorite in the summer months. Potato Salads today come in every shape and size when it comes to texture and flavor.

Arts & Entertainment

A tribute to Elia Kazan

The Greek Film Archive presents a retrospective tribute to the Greek-American master filmmaker. The tribute to Elia Kazan is the fourth event organised by the Greek Film Archive in the framework of the project “Cinephilia in the New Age” included in the NSRF 2007-­ 2013.

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Festivals & Dances

Cherry Hill Goes Greek – Photo Gallery

Cherry Hill, NJ – The St. Thomas Agora food festival is being hosted this weekend, October 9-12, 2014. The annual event is the largest Greek Festival in South Jersey, attracting more than 10.000 visitors. The weekend long event features Greek food, folk dancing, live music, outdoor cafe, and an assortment of vendors selling all things Greek.

Photographic Moments

Asbury Park, NJ, 2007

The annual “Blessing of the Waters” tradition takes place in mid September along the shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk. Members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese from throughout the region attend church services that take place at the Paramount Theater and Convention center. Led by Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, a wooden cross is thrown into the sea which is retrieves and returned by a lucky child. The child is blessed with good fortune for the year. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.