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The City…Is Athens!

The City…Is Athens!

Twenty-five years have passed from September 5, 1997, when Juan Samaranch, the Catalan head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announced which city had been awarded the 2004 Olympic Games.
100 Years Since the Burning of Smyrna

100 Years Since the Burning of Smyrna

The burning of the city of Smyrna, a cosmopolitan port city in the eastern Aegean, is the event that stands as a dramatic symbol of what became known as the Asia Minor Disaster.
America and the Asia Minor Refugees

America and the Asia Minor Refugees

A big part of the narrative surrounding the events of the burning of Smyrna one hundred years ago is that the Great Powers turned their backs on the Greek refugees.
The Other Michael Dukakis

The Other Michael Dukakis

I met Michael Dukakis last week.
The Fire at the Balikli Hospital

The Fire at the Balikli Hospital

The fire that destroyed part of the Greek hospital in the Balikli district of Constantinople, forcing its evacuation, brings to mind the history of the Greek presence in the city.
Maps Matter

Maps Matter

I sat through a speech Greek Minister of Defense Nikolaos Panayotopoulos delivered at the AHEPA Convention Grand Banquet last week.
Celebrating a Century of AHEPA History 1922-2022

Celebrating a Century of AHEPA History 1922-2022

Between the 1890s and the 1920s 400,000 Greeks arrived in the United States and most of them settled there permanently.
Five Things I Learned Researching AHEPA’s History

Five Things I Learned Researching AHEPA’s History

I have been researching AHEPA’s history for the past three years for a book covering its one-hundred-year history, currently being published by AHEPA and the Athens-based Hellenic American Union.
Archbishop Athenagoras’ Anniversary

Archbishop Athenagoras’ Anniversary

The 46th Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America meets in New York between July 3-7.
The History of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – 1922-2022

The History of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America – 1922-2022

The establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York City 1922, under the name Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, was a very important turning point in the history of Greek Orthodoxy in the New World.

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