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Travel Seminar: Greek Orthodox Christians of Ottoman Cappadocia

Seminar Sponsored by The New York Life Insurance Company Center for the Study of Hellenism in the Pontos and Asia Minor of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies (ICHS) of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Evangelos Marinakis
Greece / Cyprus

Olympiacos FC’s owner next Mayor of Piraeus?

Evangelos Marinakis is a powerful businessman and a friend to the Greek PM; he is one of the top shipowners in the world with his company listed on the New York stock exchange; he indirectly controls several media outlets; he is the owner of the country’s biggest football club. Now he wants to take over one of the biggest cities in Greece.

Photo courtesy of  Robert Wallace
Greece / Cyprus

Greek corner kiosks may soon be a memory

They are as archetypically Greek as the frappe shakers and Assos cigarettes they sell. But already struggling due to the crisis, a little discussed measure in the recently passed omnibus bill may signal the end of the road for family-owned kiosks.

Food & Wine

Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) in Phyllo Recipe

Welcome back everyone, it is a Beautiful Sunny Day here in Baltimore and I have 100 things on my plate today as usual. So I am always looking for ways to speed things up without losing the quality of the product I am making. This recipe is my dear mother-in-law Maria’s recipe for Spanakopita.

Festivals & Dances

Announcing St. George 2014 Annual Dinner Dance

Philadelphia, PA – St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is inviting the whole community to its Annual Dinner Dance for the feast of St. George on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8pm. All proceeds go toward helping to sustain and restore the region’s most Historic Church.


100th Anniversary of the Genocide of Thracian Hellenism

A hundred years ago, our ancestors were forced to endure the 20th century’s first Holocaust, alongside Ottoman Armenians and Assyrians. Masterminded by Otto Liman von Sanders and the Ittihadist Ottoman Government, the Ottoman Greek Genocide saw the extermination of Thracians, Bithynians, Ionians, Cappadocians and Pontians.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Kohlhofer
The Philly Greek-Stake Blog

The Greek Holes

In 2005 I took my daughter, who was 13 at the time, for her first trip to Greece. Upon arrival, we went straight to our hotel, the Athens Hilton, which was extremely elegant and very nice. We took tours of the ancient sites and went out at night to the Plaka and we visited some relatives.

Sparta Kiss

Upper Darby native to skate for Team Greece in Roller Derby World Cup

Boynton Beach, FL – Eleni Pantaridis is a 43 year old mother of three, an accomplished lawyer, and to keep the stress in her life to a minimum, she has been taking yoga classes for five years. Pantaridis is a Greek-American woman originally from Upper Darby, PA and now resides in Boynton Beach, FL with her family.

Evangelismos Greek School celebrates March 25th

Evangelismos Greek School celebrates March 25th

On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, the Greek School of Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, Philadelphia presented their annual Program celebrating two important holidays; the Feastday of the Annunciation of the Holy Theotokos, and the Anniversary of Greek Independence Day 1821, both of which fall on March 25th.

Saint George hosts Youth Festival

St. George hosts Youth Festival [video]

Media, PA – It’s been more than a 30 year tradition, Sights and Sounds. Started in North Jersey, more than a generation ago, the annual event brings together, the Delaware Valley Greek Orthodox community. GOYA members from each respective church participate in competition through the arts.

Peloponnese - Land of diversity
Food & Wine

Peloponnese: Land of diversity

The Peloponnese is one of the very first places on earth where wine was made: Viticulture has existed for at least 4000 years, perhaps even for as long as 7000 years. The area itself is one of utter and bewildering beauty, marked by a great number of mountainous zones.

Photographic Moments

Philadelphia, USA, 2013

Parishioners of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in old city Philadelphia begin the procession down 8th street. Holy Friday (Megali Paraskevi) is the most sacred day of Holy Week and is a day of mourning. At dusk the Epitafio is paraded through the streets with a quiet procession in tow. This is a sombre parade. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.