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ATHENS – Father Alexander Karloutsos, Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, arrived in Athens in advance of the 4th International Conference on Religious Freedom of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This article presents excerpts from a larger interview. Father Alex…

ATHENS – Father Alexander Karloutsos, Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, arrived in Athens in advance of the 4th International Conference on Religious Freedom of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This article presents excerpts from a larger interview. Father Alex…

NEW YORK – Composer Phyto Stratis participated in a unique project at his alma mater, New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. An alumni of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (GMTWP), Stratis composed a short opera for…

NEW YORK – Composer Phyto Stratis participated in a unique project at his alma mater, New York University (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts. An alumni of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (GMTWP), Stratis composed a short opera for…

For the first time, Greek voters in the homeland and the Diaspora will be able to participate in elections for the European Parliament for the first time on June 9. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke to The National Herald about the election, Greek-American relations, and the major issues concerning Greece. The National Herald: Is there a national stake in the European elections? And if so, what is it? Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis: This is an election with a European scope but also national content. On June 9, citizens are called to choose who will represent them in the European Parliament…

ATHENS – Among the most prominent shipowners of their different generations, Dimitris Manios (1952-1995) and Michael J. Pnevmatikos (1883-1969) were inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame before some 560 shipping industry guests at the annual Induction Ceremony &…

ATHENS – Among the most prominent shipowners of their different generations, Dimitris Manios (1952-1995) and Michael J. Pnevmatikos (1883-1969) were inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame before some 560 shipping industry guests at the annual Induction Ceremony &…

BOSTON – On Saturday, May 18, the 82nd graduation ceremonies of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and of Hellenic College took place at the Maliotis Cultural Center, attended by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston,…

BOSTON – On Saturday, May 18, the 82nd graduation ceremonies of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and of Hellenic College took place at the Maliotis Cultural Center, attended by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston,…

BOSTON – Crowds flocked to the Greek Festival of the St. Philip Greek Orthodox parish in Nashua, New Hampshire, which was the second in a row after the coronavirus pandemic. Once again, it became the cultural event of the city that all ages and ethnic groups eagerly awaited to enjoy…

HOUSTON, TX – The Birthright Hellas Committee of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest, in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, announces 40 positions for a…

HOUSTON, TX – The Birthright Hellas Committee of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest, in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, announces 40 positions for a…

BROOKLYN, NY – The Coney Island Chapter 200 of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) recently gathered to celebrate AHEPA Sunday on May 19, a momentous occasion that recognized the unwavering commitment and remarkable contributions of its members to…

BROOKLYN, NY – The Coney Island Chapter 200 of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) recently gathered to celebrate AHEPA Sunday on May 19, a momentous occasion that recognized the unwavering commitment and remarkable contributions of its members to…

VENTURA, CA - Writer Natasha Kayes rediscovered the reason why she loved the family-run Greek restaurant Stephen’s Market and Grill in Ventura, California when she returned to eat after being away for some years. A friend had brought her there…

VENTURA, CA - Writer Natasha Kayes rediscovered the reason why she loved the family-run Greek restaurant Stephen’s Market and Grill in Ventura, California when she returned to eat after being away for some years. A friend had brought her there…

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The news about air travel lately hasn't been pleasant. On the one hand, we have the unbelievable phenomenon of parts falling off Boeing planes. On the other hand, a flight from London to Singapore encountered such severe turbulence that it led to the  death of one passenger and injuries to…

Beyond the issues in Crete and our own in America, as we wrote in our ‘Analysis’ in last week’s edition, Patriarch Bartholomew has unfortunately ensnared himself in problems with the majority of local Orthodox Churches worldwide, with few exceptions such…

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Beyond the issues in Crete and our own in America, as we wrote in our ‘Analysis’ in last week’s edition, Patriarch Bartholomew has unfortunately ensnared himself in problems with the majority of local Orthodox Churches worldwide, with few exceptions such…
Analysis by Theodore Kalmoukos

Greece endured a series of provocations from its neighbors this month. Namely, Turkey turned the Chora Church, with its renowned mosaics and frescoes, into a mosque just days ahead of an official visit by the Greek Prime Minister. That same…

Greece endured a series of provocations from its neighbors this month. Namely, Turkey turned the Chora Church, with its renowned mosaics and frescoes, into a mosque just days ahead of an official visit by the Greek Prime Minister. That same…

I write this about an hour after finishing lunch with an old friend of mine, while our conversation is still fresh on my mind. Let’s call her Louella (that’s a safe pseudonym, considering I don’t have any actual friends by…

I write this about an hour after finishing lunch with an old friend of mine, while our conversation is still fresh on my mind. Let’s call her Louella (that’s a safe pseudonym, considering I don’t have any actual friends by…

ATHENS (AP) — Nearly 140 migrants have reached Greek shores over the past 24 hours, making the dangerous sea voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, authorities said Friday. One man, who had set off from North Africa, drowned off the southern island of Crete. Greece, along with Spain and Italy, is…

ATHENS - The head of the tax office in Chalkida, Evia and another staff member were detained on Friday after testifying over charges of corruption. Another five were released on restrictions, including a ban on leaving the country, posting bail, and showing up at their local police station twice a…

LONDON - The United Kingdom’s Secretary for State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer, said no deal will be made to loan the stolen Parthenon Marbles housed in the British Museum for 200 years if Greece won’t give up ownership. The museum offered to loan Greece its own marbles earlier…

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NEW YORK – The New York Times has reported that “an aide to Mayor Eric Adams who served as his longtime liaison to the Turkish community has turned against him and is cooperating with the corruption investigation into Mr. Adams and his 2021 campaign, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.” Brendan R. McGuire, a lawyer representing Adams, said in a statement that Abbasova’s cooperation was “not a new or meaningful development… It is our understanding that Ms. Abbasova has been talking to investigators since her improper conduct was reported by the administration in November” of 2023. The…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ruling by the top United Nations court ordering Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah…

WASHINGTON (AP) — A ruling by the top United Nations court ordering Israel to halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah…

SAN ANTONIO - Exhausted and short on options after consulting two veterinary clinics, Kristie Pereira made the gut-wrenching decision last year to take her desperately…

SAN ANTONIO - Exhausted and short on options after consulting two veterinary clinics, Kristie Pereira made the gut-wrenching decision last year to take her desperately…

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  — A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who worked with them were shot and killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital…

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  — A U.S. missionary couple and a Haitian man who worked with them were shot and killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital…

NICOSIA - The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled against Greek investors who lost $600 million in bonds and deposits in Cypriot banks in 2013, the funds seized on government orders to prevent their collapse. As did Cypriots and others with money in banks, 54.5 percent…

NICOSIA - The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled against Greek investors who lost $600 million in bonds and deposits in Cypriot banks in 2013, the funds seized on government orders to prevent their collapse. As did Cypriots and others with money in banks, 54.5 percent…

Cyprus was occupied by humans as long as 14,257 years ago, far earlier than previously believed, said a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Prof. Corey Bradshaw of Flinders University in Australia. Their work indicated that that Mediterranean islands attracted Paleolithic societies and challenged…

Cyprus was occupied by humans as long as 14,257 years ago, far earlier than previously believed, said a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Prof. Corey Bradshaw of Flinders University in Australia. Their work indicated that that Mediterranean islands attracted Paleolithic societies and challenged…

NICOSIA — The governments of eight European Union member states said Friday the situation in Syria should be re-evaluated to allow for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees back to their homeland. In a joint declaration, officials from Austria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Malta and Poland said…

NICOSIA — The governments of eight European Union member states said Friday the situation in Syria should be re-evaluated to allow for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees back to their homeland. In a joint declaration, officials from Austria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Malta and Poland said…

NICOSIA - Plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Cyprus are continuing in private, President Nikos Christodoulides said, adding he couldn’t reveal any details because negotiations are still going on. “There is an ongoing discussion about which at this stage I do not want, nor is it appropriate,…

NICOSIA - Plans to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Cyprus are continuing in private, President Nikos Christodoulides said, adding he couldn’t reveal any details because negotiations are still going on. “There is an ongoing discussion about which at this stage I do not want, nor is it appropriate,…

TEL AVIV, Israel  — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send U.N. humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it remained unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive there. Meanwhile,…

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah — but stopped short of ordering a cease-fire for the enclave. While Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, it will ratchet…

PARIS (AP) — A police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia shot and killed a man Friday after being set upon by a group of about 15 people, the territory's prosecutor said. The seventh shooting death in unrest shaking the French Pacific archipelago came hours after an emergency round-trip from Paris…

NEW YORK (AP) — Teresa Weatherspoon said she'll always be “Liberty for life.” Her homecoming to New York was special for the first-year Chicago Sky coach as her team came away with a win. Marina Mabrey had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help the Sky beat the Liberty 90-81 on Thursday night. “This was was really for her,” said Chicago guard Dana Evans, who added 12 points. “We really wanted this for her more than anything.” Weatherspoon starred as a player for the Liberty in the WNBA’s early days from 1997-2003. She helped New York reach the…

One club has a U.S. ownership group that contains a couple of major-winning golfers. The other is run by a Serbian media mogul. Both are…

One club has a U.S. ownership group that contains a couple of major-winning golfers. The other is run by a Serbian media mogul. Both are…

MILAN, Italy (AP) — AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the Italian club at the end of the season after a near five-year stint…

MILAN, Italy (AP) — AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the Italian club at the end of the season after a near five-year stint…

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.  — NBA great Dwyane Wade was back in South Florida on Thursday to do battle again. The Hall of Famer spent more…

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.  — NBA great Dwyane Wade was back in South Florida on Thursday to do battle again. The Hall of Famer spent more…
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BOSTON – The Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, through its Holy Eparchial Synod, sent a letter on Tuesday, April 30 to Patriarch Bartholomew in response to his inquiry about his rights regarding the Patriarchal Monasteries of the island, telling him not to interfere administratively with them, according to information obtained by…

2 Germans, a Spaniard and a Senegalese Killed in Building Collapse in Spain’s Mallorca Island2 Germans, a Spaniard and a Senegalese Killed in Building Collapse in Spain’s Mallorca Island

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Police on Friday gave details on four people killed when a building housing a bar and restaurant club collapsed on the island of Mallorca. Police said two German women, aged 20 and 30, died, along with a 33-year-old Spanish woman and a 44-year-old Senegalese man.…

Louis Vuitton Pays Homage to Barcelona Architect Antoni Gaudí in 2025 Cruise Collection

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest fashion designs at Barcelona’s Park Güell on Thursday, providing the clothes with drama to finally match Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece. Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ambitions for the Parisian house’s 2025 Cruise collection were unveiled before an A-list crowd, including actresses Ana de Armas,…

Three Little Piggies at a Yoga Class = Maximum Happiness

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in central Massachusetts. Darting…

RETHYMNO – Domisi Development CEO Stavros Kapetanakis spoke with The National Herald about the Crete-based company that designs and builds detached houses and tourist complexes and about Crete Holiday Home. Kapetanakis has a background in civil engineering and architecture and highlighted the new vacation opportunities and experiences his company offers…

ATHENS – The full moon is always an impressive phenomenon, especially during the summer when the beloved heavenly object usually appears brighter and larger. On Thursday night, May 23, the Flower Moon made its appearance and captivated the gaze of people under the night sky. Its name comes from the…

MYKONOS – Apanemi, Mykonos Theoxenia, hosts an unforgettable culinary experience on June 2, 9 PM, with its the Michelin All Star Voyage Culinaire Night. This exclusive event will feature a degustation menu of savory and sweet masterpieces crafted by some of the world’s most celebrated chefs: flying in from France…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest fashion designs at Barcelona’s Park Güell on Thursday, providing the clothes with drama to finally match Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece. Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ambitions for the Parisian house’s 2025 Cruise collection were unveiled before an A-list crowd, including actresses Ana de Armas,…

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest fashion designs at Barcelona’s Park Güell on Thursday, providing the clothes with drama to finally match Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece. Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ambitions for the Parisian house’s 2025 Cruise collection were unveiled before an A-list crowd, including actresses Ana de Armas,…

CANNES, France (AP) — The verdict is in: The titular “Dog on Trial” was declared this year's Palm Dog winner in Cannes on Friday. Kodi the griffon mix, who plays Cosmos in the Swiss comedy-drama, narrowly beat Xin, a sighthound who instead wagged away with the Grand Jury Prize for…

CANNES, France (AP) — The verdict is in: The titular “Dog on Trial” was declared this year's Palm Dog winner in Cannes on Friday. Kodi the griffon mix, who plays Cosmos in the Swiss comedy-drama, narrowly beat Xin, a sighthound who instead wagged away with the Grand Jury Prize for…

(THE CONVERSATION/AP) An important piece of early Christian history, the Crosby-Schøyen Codex, is up for auction at Christie’s in London. This codex is a mid-fourth century book from Egypt containing a combination of biblical and other early Christian texts. The Crosby-Schøyen Codex was discovered alongside more than 20 other codices…

(THE CONVERSATION/AP) An important piece of early Christian history, the Crosby-Schøyen Codex, is up for auction at Christie’s in London. This codex is a mid-fourth century book from Egypt containing a combination of biblical and other early Christian texts. The Crosby-Schøyen Codex was discovered alongside more than 20 other codices…

CANNES, France (AP) — Before a journalist has even lobbed a question, Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos spit out a string of overlapping answers. “We have a great relationship,” begins Lanthimos. ‘“We just love working together,” adds Stone. “It was cool to do a modern-day piece.” “Going back to some of the early stuff,”…

CANNES, France (AP) — Before a journalist has even lobbed a question, Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos spit out a string of overlapping answers. “We have a great relationship,” begins Lanthimos. ‘“We just love working together,” adds Stone. “It was cool to do a modern-day piece.” “Going back to some of the early stuff,”…

Our modern and fast-paced diet often makes us overlook some crucial issues related to our health and well-being. Whether you are a professional chef or cook once or twice a week, safety and health are always important! The inspiration for this article came from the 2024 campaign by the European…

LILANDA, Zambia (AP) — Extreme weather events have hit parts of Africa relentlessly in the last three years, with tropical storms, floods and drought causing crises of hunger and displacement. They leave another deadly threat behind them: some of the continent's worst outbreaks of cholera. In southern and East Africa,…

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — Three little piggies went to a yoga class. Their human companions had a blast. Wilbur, Charlotte and Bluey fit right into a growing trend of yoga with animals, adding some fun to the usual physical and mental wellness exercises at a class in central Massachusetts. Darting…

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