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Pontian Genocide

May 19: Remembering the Pontic-Greek Genocide 1913-1922

On Feb. 24, 1994, the Greek parliament voted unanimously in favor of recognizing the Pontian Genocide and instituted May 19 as a Remembrance Day. The history of the Pontic Greeks goes as far back as Ancient Greece. After the fall of...

Greek Presidential Guard Faints during Pontian Genocide Ceremony (video)

A man of the Greek Presidential Guard wearing Pontian traditional attire fainted during the ceremony to commemorate the Pontian Genocide (May 19) on Friday. The incident occurred at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, in front of the Greek Parliament...

Pontian Greek Remembrance Day in Düsseldorf

By Aspasia Zontanou In 1994, the Greek parliament declared that the Pontian Greek Genocide (1914-1923) be remembered every year on May 19. This last Sunday, in Düsseldorf Germany, the Perish of Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Andreas held such a...

Panagia Soumela Holy Icon Worship at Greek Defense Ministry

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is opening the doors of the ministry to those who want to worship the holy icon of Panagia Soumela held there. The pilgrimage is part of a six-day series of ceremonies and cultural and religious events...

Pontian Brotherhood to Establish Pontian Intsitute of Distance Learning

The Pontian Brothrehood Panagia Soumela of Toronto announced the establishment of the Pontian Institute of distance learning education (www.pon-edu.com) by members of the Brotherhood and the Director of Education of Pontian language, Stathis Taxidis. Pontiac residents of Toronto and the...

New Democracy MP Attacked During Pontic Protest in Athens

A protest against the government's attitude toward the Pontic community was marred by an attack on New Democracy MP Giorgos Koumoutsakos. A group of people that had been attached to the Pontian and other protesters outside the Greek parliament suddenly attacked the Greek MP. The Panpontic Federation...

Melbourne Commemorates Pontian Genocide

The Coordinating Committee of Pontian Associations in Melbourne (SEPSM) organized various events on May 18 to commemorate the Pontian Genocide. Among other events, a memorial service was held in the St. Efstathios church as well as a wreath laying ceremony...

Aussie Parliament Notes Pontian Genocide

Joining the Senate of Australia's biggest state, New South Wales, the Parliament has recognized the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians. The motion was passed unanimously by the NSW Parliament, after a proposal of the Premier of New South...

Pontian Greek Genocide Commemorated Across Greece

Events marking the Pontian Greek genocide in Asia Minor are to be held in Athens and Thessaloniki on May 19. Hellenism all across the world will commemorate the tragic historical event. The date has been chosen by Parliament as a...

Edessa: 10 Day Volunteer Blood Donation in Memory of Pontos Victims

A ten-day volunteer blood donation will be initiated on Sunday, May 6 in the Edessa hospital on the occasion of commemorating events for the genocide of Pontian Greeks, the systematic killing of the Greek population in “Pontos Euxinos” by...