Looted Manuscripts from Greek Monastery Rediscovered In Manhattan
A Manhattan auction house has returned 16th century manuscripts to a Greek monastery from where they had been looted during World War I.
Sounds of Cyprus Concert at New York’s Times Square
The music group Sounds of Cyprus have taken to the streets of New York City, performing traditional Cypriot music in Manhattan, this time in the center of the Big Apple at Times Square. Elena Chris, Peter Douskalis, and Alex Tasopoulos...
Mt. Athos Monks Decorate NYC’s St Nicholas Shrine
Two Greek Orthodox Monks from the isolated monastic community of Mt. Athos were sent to New York City to decorate the rebuilt St Nicholas Shrine, the only church to be demolished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. After an...
Manhattan’s Oldest Chocolate House Started by a Greek
Li-Lac Chocolates, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, was founded by Greece's George Demetrious. The history of Li-Lac starts in 1923, when Demetrious, a Greek native who studied the art of chocolate making in France, emigrated to New York and opened his...
Patriarch Bartholomew Dedicates Cross Atop Saint Nicholas Shrine
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox around the world, dedicated the cross which was placed atop the rebuilt Saint Nicholas Shrine in Manhattan on Tuesday morning. Patriarch Bartholomew presided over the opening of the Shrine in the...
Patriarch Bartholomew to Open Saint Nicholas, the “Parthenon of Orthodoxy”
Patriarch Bartholomew, who is visiting the US, will preside at a blessing and cross elevation ceremony at Saint Nicholas Shrine on Tuesday, the tiny Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed on 9/11 and completely rebuilt. Saint Nicholas, the National Shrine...
Ceremony at St. Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero Commemorates 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Archbishop Elpidophoros, the leader of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the Americas, officiated at a moving ceremony in front of the rebuilt St. Nicholas Shrine today, the nineteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. At...
New York Public Library Branch to Become Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
A major branch of the New York Public Library will be renamed the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, according to a recent press release from the SNF, as a result of the Foundation’s transformational gift of $55 million. The historic midtown...