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Rethinking our Hierarchy of Needs: Discovering our Cultural Authenticity

By Christopher Tripoulas As part of its celebration honoring the Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters, the Prometheus Greek Teachers Association of New York recently organized a lecture on Greek author Alexandros Papadiamantis and Hellenic cultural...
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The Next Archbishop: Process of Succession and Election

The processes of succession and election of the next Archbishop of America has started to be discussed widely and more frequently within the Greek-American community judging from the many messages and questions I receive...
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Elderism, Futurism, and Prophetism

Not a month or week goes by without a new prophecy emerging about things that will supposedly happen on a local or even national and international level. This phenomenon, which is widely spread in...
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Another Hypocritical Pietism

Before the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of America and our Greek-American community had a chance to recover from the huge sexual scandal of George Passias – once Chancellor of the Archdiocese – the scandal of...
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Let the Parishes Decide

The Archdiocese again raised the annual assessment of parishes’ economic contributions. Many priests and parish council presidents and members told The National Herald that “the situation has become unbearable.” After all it is the parish...
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Christmas: God on Earth

Christmas! What does it mean? It means that the One of the Trinity out of exorbitant love, extreme if you wish, remained what He was, God, and became what He wasn’t, human. Christmas! The incarnate...
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Parish Council Elections and Indifference

It is that time year when parish council elections are scheduled to take place. The news that comes to us every day from various parts of the country is really discouraging and extremely disturbing...
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School of Theology and Maliotis Center Embroiled in “Civil War”

The “civil war” that has been going on for years now between the Holy Cross School of Theology and the Maliotis Cultural Center unfortunately endures. Several millions of dollars have been spent by both...
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Pascha: An Outpouring of Hellenism’s Soul

On the heels of the Greek Parades held across North American cities (with all their shortcomings and organizational missteps accompanying genuine displays of enthusiasm and pride), and the review that follows (or usually doesn’t,...
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Ronald and Donald: They are More Similar Than You Think

If you try hard enough, you can find similarities in just about any two people. Take Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, for instance. Some are significant – such as, both were well-known celebrities before...