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  • Rian Johnson, Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10517566bs)
    Knives Out 2 with Daniel Craig to be filmed in Greece this Summer

    The follow-up to director Rian Johnson’s popular movie Knives Out (2019) will begin filming in Greece. Production will reportedly start on June 28. The movie will see star actor Daniel Craig reprise his role as detective Benoit...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • PHOTO: LEXI JOHNSON
    Actor George Kosturos Talks “American FIGHTER” Film

    by Markos Papadatos Greek-American actor George Kosturos chatted about “American Wrestler,” “A California Christmas,” being a co-producer of “Born a Champion,” and he shared a few insights about the upcoming film “American Fighter.” Kosturos played the role...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Erdogan’s Misogyny Transcends His Moral Decadence

    by Prof. Alon Ben-Meir* It is hard to find something more scornful than Erdogan’s sudden decision to withdraw Turkey from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. The treaty,...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Ottoman atrocities against the Greeks of Constantinople in 1821. Unknown illustrator. Source: Gennadios Library, Athens
    Righteous Muslims: Paying the price for 1821

    by Dean Kalimniou Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 The conventional narrative on the Greek Revolution is generally dualistic to the point of being outright Manichaean....

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Reflections for Great Lent features an introduction by Metropolitan Nicolae of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas
    Reflections for Great Lent by the International Orthodox Christian Charities

    Reflections for Great Lent, the latest publication from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), is now available. In preparation for Pascha, the booklet offers encouragement along the journey to the Church’s greatest feast. The small booklet, now an...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • 2021 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence Application Now Available

    “FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” announced that the 2021 FAITH Scholarship for Academic Excellence application is available to download at thefaithendowment.org/scholarships. Eligible applicants must be an active member of a Greek Orthodox parish and a graduating...

    • Posted April 8, 2021
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  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
    Leadership 100 Concluded 30th Annual Conference and Approved $6.2 Million in New Grants

    The Leadership 100 Executive Committee, meeting virtually, approved $6,182,500 in new grants and prior year commitments. New grants approved totaled $1,887,100 and prior year grant commitments totaled $4,295,400. In addition, the Executive Committee unanimously approved a grant of $100,000 to initiate...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Lion in Winter: A last interview with Harry Mark Petrakis

    By Nicholas Cotros (Harry Mark Petrakis, the legendary author of 24 legendary books, most-notably of Greek-American life, died this past February at his longtime home in Chesterton, Indiana at the age of 97. “He passed away imperceptibly,...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Matthew A. Swift
    The 2021 Concordia Annual Summit Adopting a Hybrid Model!

    The 2021 Concordia Annual Summit is taking place the week of September 20, 2021 and will adopt a hybrid model with both digital and in-person opportunities. The Annual Summit is the leading and most inclusive forum alongside...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • George Petrocheilos’ Catalio Capital Management launches HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HCAQ)

    HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses, announced recently the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 20,700,000...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • The flag being raised at the Acropolis with President Katerina Sakellaropoulou
    Utah’s Greeks to Mark Greece’s Independence Day by Presenting the State Commemorative Flag from Athens

    The Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Salt Lake and Utah’s Hellenic Cultural Association will observe the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence from Turkey in a nationally significant manner.  According to George Karahalios, president of the church’s parish...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Hellenic Classical Charter Schools Expansion and Bond Deal

    Recently, the Hellenic Classical Charter Schools (of Brooklyn and Staten Island “HCCS”), through the Friends of the Hellenic Classical Charter Schools, closed on a $44 million bond deal through the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s “Build...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • International Orthodox Charities Offers Digital Tools for Emotional and Spiritual Care

    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)’s digitized Care and Care Compass tools are proving to be adaptable resources for emotional and spiritual care in crises beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, deployed most recently amid the adverse effects of extreme winter...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • AHEPA District Six Scholarship Program

    Each year the AHEPA District Six Scholarship Program awards scholarships to deserving students. Thanks to the generosity of some of Brother AHEPANS, they will award seven scholarships. The first is $5,000. The second and third are $1,500....

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Dr. Dean C. Lomis
    In Memoriam Dr. Dean C. Lomis

    Dr. Dean C. Lomis, former Chairman of the American Hellenic Institute Public Affairs Committee (AHIPAC) and advocate for Cyprus passed away February 13, 2021. “During his many years as a community advocate that began shortly after Turkey’s...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • The True Meaning of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

    by Philip Kariatlis When we think of fasting in the Orthodox Church today, our mind almost immediately goes to certain rules relating to what we can and cannot eat. Moreover, this practice is especially associated with Great and...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Hagia Sophia Cathedral (now Ayasofya Mosque), one of many former Greek Byzantine churches across Turkey converted to mosques, is located in the ancient Bizye, present day Vize, in Kırklareli
    Turkey: Poems and Genocides

    by Uzay Bulut* From December 7 to 17, Turkey celebrated the “Week of Mawlana,” marking the life and legacy of one of the world’s most popular poets. Jalal al-Din Rumi, also known as Mawlana, was a 13th-century...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • FAITH Accepting Applications for Executive Leadership Training Program: May 24-28, 2021

    FAITH: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism, in partnership with The Fletcher School at Tufts University, is excited to announce the launch of the application for its leadership training program, the Executive Education Program in Strategic Leadership...

    • Posted March 23, 2021
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  • Congressman John Sarbanes Pays Tribute To Senator Paul Sarbanes on the House Floor

    “I want to thank the Majority Leader for yielding. I want to thank you for your friendship with my father, Paul Sarbanes, for so many years – you go back with him a long way. And he...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • From left, Christine and Paul Sarbanes, Mike and Andy Manatos
    The Brilliance, Integrity and Humanity Of US Senator Paul Sarbanes

    By Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos* US Senator Paul Sarbanes, who passed away at the age of 87 on December 6, is a major reason we Hellenes are held in such high regard in the United States. ...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • US Senator Paul Sarbanes (1933 - 2020)
    AHI Mourns Passing of Former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes

    “The American Hellenic Institute deeply mourns the passing of former U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “Senator Sarbanes exemplified Hellenic ideals to the fullest extent. He excelled as a public servant, valued the...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • US Senator Paul Sarbanes
    In Memoriam Senator Paul S. Sarbanes and Cyprus

    by Philip Christopher, Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos We mourn the recent passing of our dear friend and fellow justice-for-Cyprus advocate former US Senator Paul Sarbanes.  His role with Cyprus is historic and his impact on the...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • Students with FAITH Founder Dr. Roy Vagelos
    The FAITH Endowment Awards 130 Scholarships to Top Greek American Students

    The FAITH Endowment welcomed 55 of the brightest and most accomplished young leaders within the Greek American community into the FAITH Academic Excellence program and awards 75 FAITH STEM continuation scholarships. The 2020 FAITH Scholars join over 500 young leaders who represent...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • Hellenic Bar Association President Koula Alevizos Fournier (right) presents an award to Immediate Past President Vicki Pappas Karl for her service to the organization; PHOTO: HELLENIC BAR ASSOCIATION OF ILLINOIS
    Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois Foundation: Continuing the Legacy Celebrating 70-year commitment to education and Hellenism

    Celebrating 70-year commitment to education and Hellenism In 2020, many organizations canceled events or turned to technology. The Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois (HBA) is no exception. On November 7, their charitable arm, Hellenic Bar Association Foundation...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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  • John Mavroudis
    John Mavroudis: The multi-awarded illustrator of TIME and The New Yorker

    by Kelly Fanarioti The calendar showed September 21st, 2020, when TIME magazine for the second time in its history – the first was after the September 11 attack – had featured a black border on its cover,...

    • Posted December 24, 2020
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