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THI Hosts Event with Maria Menounos and Peter H. Diamandis

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) hosts Maria Menounos and Peter H. Diamandis for a conversation on entrepreneurship, impact and their Greek heritage on Friday, February 10, in Los Angeles. There will be a cocktail hour, interactive Q&A and post-event networking. This...

NHM’s Book Club Delves Into ‘A Dream of Kings’ by Harry M. Petrakis

National Hellenic Museum's (NHM) virtual book club will be discussing on Thursday, January 26, the classic American novel from acclaimed Chicago storyteller Harry Mark Petrakis "A Dream of Kings". Facilitated by NHM's Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis, each month the...

Leadership 100 Conference to Convene February 2-5 in Arizona

The 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference, which will bring together prominent members of the Greek diaspora in the U.S., will convene February 2nd to February 5th of this year at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among them will be Archbishop...

The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Who Walked with Martin Luther King

The 1965 march of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading civil rights leader, in Selma, Alabama was a turning point in American history. It was also a landmark moment for the participation of Greek-Americans and the Orthodox...

Former Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos I, Has Passed

Irineos I, the 140th patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, passed away in Athens last Tuesday, January 10th at the age of eighty-three after years of illness. His burial took place on Samos, his birthplace, after Patriarch Theophilos...

Greek Diaspora Vote Law Leads to Fiasco Ahead of Greece Elections

The Greek diaspora will probably be absent from the general election in Greece scheduled to be held after April, as only 3,500 Greeks living abroad have registered to vote thus far. This is a fiasco for the government and political...

Greek Orthodox Epiphany Celebrated in Australia

Greek Australians celebrated Epiphany with the traditional Blessing of the Waters ceremonies in cities across Australia on Sunday.

Law on the Vote of Diaspora Will Not Be Changed, Greek Minister Says

The law on the vote for the Greek Diaspora will not be changed, despite the fact that only 3500 Greeks living abroad have registered to vote.

Thousands Join Tarpon Springs Epiphany Celebration

Tarpon Springs basked in its 117th annual Epiphany celebration, a richly choreographed religious and cultural event that brought thousands of visitors to the Florida city. Tarpon Springs hosts the largest Epiphany celebration in the western hemisphere. Following the Divine Liturgy and...

Did Greek Cotton Merchants Change the Course of the American Civil War?

The Confederates handed the Union a key victory on the “Cotton Front” before a shot was even fired in the American Civil War. However, without the agility of the Greek cotton merchants, the alternative supplies may not have been...

Polar Bear Swim: Tradition Launched by Greek Immigrant in Canada Returns

Polar Bear Swim: The title sort of speaks for itself, launched in Canada in 1920 by Greek immigrant Peter (Pete) Pantages.

Greek American Millionaire Leaves Fortune for His Village in Greece

Greek millionaire Steven Zonas, who died frugally in Cincinnati in 1980, has left behind a fortune for the sick and underprivileged of his native village in central Greece. The village of Mexiates in Phthiotis has benefited from his estate and...

Betty White: Remembering the Iconic Greek-American Comedienne

Betty White, the irrepressible, iconic Greek-American comedienne, who died exactly a year ago on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99 went to enduring stardom on TV over the span of decades. Her life was amazing on many different...

Mural of Greek Revolution Hero Bouboulina in Uruguay

A stunning mural of Laskarina Bouboulina, the heroic figure from the Greek War of Independence, now graces the streets of Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The painting of the heroine of the Greek Revolution is found at the entrance...