Greek Diaspora

Greeks in Sydney Celebrate 50th Anniversary of St. Nectarios Church

Saint Nectarios Church, a center of the Greek diaspora who live in the area, has been serving the Orthodox community of Burwood, Sydney since its opened its doors to the faithful in 1970. After its purchase on September 6, 1970,...

Award-Winning Greek-Swedish Filmmaker Explores Roots in Acclaimed New Movie

In his award-winning film "Whose Reality 2.0?," Greek-Swedish actor and filmmaker Nico Falcone Georgiadis plays a Greek immigrant taxi driver who has recently lost his daughter and faces discrimination in his new home country. The film also highlights narratives of...

Greeks of Melbourne Organize Greece 2021 Bicentennial Celebrations

Home to the largest Greek population outside of Greece, the city of Melbourne, Australia is a center of the Greek diaspora. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, the...

The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands

As we look forward, albeit with trepidation in 2020, to the opening of another academic year, it is of great interest to note that the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated...

Toronto’s Anti-Greek Riots of 1918 Changed the Face of the City Forever

The living memories of Toronto's August 1918 anti-Greek riots may have faded, but the metropolis' Greek residents still commemorate the disturbing events of that day, just before the end of WWI, when the world changed forever for Greek-Canadians 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...

Exclusive: What It’s Like to Live Under Coronavirus Lockdown in Italy

"We are totally in the black since yesterday evening, like we are under arrest.” So says Anna Ioanna Patiri, a Greek woman living in the town of Imola, just outside the northern Italian city of Bologna. She, along with...

Dr. Costas Vlassis Named New Greek Diaspora Minister

The important post of Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for Worldwide Hellenism and the Greek Diaspora is now held by Arcadia MP Dr. Costas Vlassis. The appointment was made public on Saturday evening. The 44-year old doctor graduated from the Medical...

Will Diaspora Vote Constitutional Amendment Garner Unanimous Parliamentary Support?

The final version of the ruling New Democracy's (ND) proposed constitutional amendment concerning the voting rights of Greeks abroad was submitted to the Parliament plenary on Friday, by ND general rapporteur Kostas Tzavaras. The ND proposals outline the main directions...

Varoufakis' MeRA25 Says Government Violates Greek Diaspora's Voting Rights

Yanis Varoufakis' Mera25 party issued a statement on Monday saying that it will vote down the Greek government's new bill granting voting rights to Greek expats from their place of residence. The leftist party accuses the Greek government of deceiving...