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Thessaloniki to Commemorate Pontic Genocide

A giant-size banner was placed on Saturday on the facade of the Thessaloniki City Hall in memory of the killing of some 353,000 Greeks of Pontus by the Turks in 1919. The banner shows a map of ​​Pontus and an...

New Online Dictionary of Pontic Greek Dialect Launched

An online dictionary of Pontic dialect in Modern Greek and three other languages ​​is created by a Russian poet and Russian linguists, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reports. The first 17 entries of the Pontic Dictionaries Electronic Dictionary in Modern Greek...

Panagia Soumela Monastery will Not be Open for Dormition of Virgin Mary Liturgy

The emblematic Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey will not be open for the Dormition of Virgin Mary liturgy on August 15 since restoration works are not completed yet, according to a Skai television report. The monastery, which is the most...

Canadian PM Trudeau Urged to Recognize Pontic Greek Genocide

The Canadian Hellenic Congress called upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to issue a proclamation to recognize the early-twentieth century genocide of the Hellenes of the Pontus area of Asia Minor. The Pontic Greek Genocide, together with those...

A Journey with Symbolism: Bicyclist Connects Panagia Soumela Monasteries in Veria, Trabzon

In a long journey full of religious and cultural symbolism, 34 year-old George Lipiridis recently bicycled from the Panagia Soumela Monastery in the Greek region of Macedonia, to the Panagia Soumela Monastery in present-day Turkey, near the city of...

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...

Canadian City Recognizes Greek Genocide Despite Turkish Pressure

A declaration recognizing the Pontic Greek genocide has been passed by the Canadian city of Laval, Quebec, despite demands from the Consul General of Turkey in Montreal that it be withdrawn. On Tuesday, local lawmakers voted to adopt a resolution...