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The Karamanlides: Orthodox, Turkish-Speaking People Native to Anatolia

A group of people native to Anatolia, the Karamanlides, are believed by many to be Turkish speaking Greeks. The used a dialect of Turkish that was written in Greek letters. Starting as far back as 1071, Turks began settling in...

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in...

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

The Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha -- a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in...

Archbishop Elpidophoros to Offer Prayer at Virtual Presidential Inauguration

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will offer a prayer at the "Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service," to be held tomorrow, Wednesday, as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. An announcement from the Greek Orthodox...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Issues Encyclical for Christmas 2020

Elpidophoros, the Archbishop of the Americas, has released an encyclical for Christmas 2020, during this most unusual of any holiday season most of us have ever experienced. Likening our many challenges, losses -- and even sometimes despair -- during this...