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Greek and Turkish Musicians Perform “Songs Without Borders” at Sydney Opera House

The beautiful and evocative music of Asia Minor took the audience at the Sydney Opera House on an historic, emotional journey in two performances recently, showcasing the melodies and rhythms of its rich, ancient cultures. The band members say that...

Greeks in Lebanon Devasted after Beirut Apocalypse

Greeks in Lebanon have suffered -and are still sufering greatly- after the Beirut blast. A new film by journalist George Eid, who is part of the Greek community of Beirut, Lebanon, portrays the devastating effects of the August 4,...

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10 or 11, 1922, just two days before the great fire of Smyrna which marked the end of Hellenism in Asia Minor, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in...

Washington, DC Group Keeps Memories of Constantinopolitan Society Alive

Members of the Greek diaspora around the world are known for their strong families and the ability to maintain unbroken connections with their homeland. This is perhaps even more important for those who once lived in the Byzantine city...

Greek Christmas Customs of Asia Minor

Most people who live in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia have roots from Asia Minor. Today, their descendants follow the customs that their refugee ancestors brought to these parts of Greece. The festive season of Christmas and the New Year is an...

The Japanese Ship Which Saved Hundreds of Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of how a Japanese ship saved hundreds Armenians and Greeks from genocide in Smyrna in 1922 is the theme of a lecture to be held soon in Tokyo by a prominent Japanese researcher. Organized by the Japan Greece...

The Great Fire of Smyrna Remembered 95 Years later (video)

The fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish army and renegades still remains one of the darkest moments of Greek history. Nevertheless, some contemporary Greek historians try to downplay...