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Celebrating Greece… online

Celebrating Greece… Celebrating Greek Independence Day online... What does it mean? How does it really work? Throughout my time working at The Greek Online...

Cyprus remembers and commemorates the Greek War of Independence

By Polyxeni Potter, Honorary Consul of Cyprus  CYPRUS REMEMBERS AND COMMEMORATES the Greek War of Independence because this war is also the island’s own war...

Free Besieged

Nature of freedom It’s not clear what freedom has become. So many claim it, but so few understand it. We probably connect this virtue to...

Forerunner of 1821 War of Independence

“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”- Marcus Garvey The Independence 1821 War of an...

That Greece Might Be Free: Thoughts on the Bicentenary of the Revolution of 1821

By Dr. Robert Zaller, Distinguished University Professor of History at Drexel University, Special to the Hellenic News of America  The English poet and nobleman Lord...

Forces Shaping Greek Independence in 1821: Church, Business Class and Ypsilantis Brothers

The Greek Orthodox Church, the merchant class that created the revolutionary organization of the Filiki Eteria, Alexander, and Demetrios Ypsilantis brothers inspired the successful...

Freedom or Death: How Adamantios Koraes transformed Greek thought into the Greek Revolution of 1821

The clerical dilemma The Turkish conquest of Greece in 1453 was a calamity. The best Greeks left the country for Europe. Resistance to the occupiers...

Tracing American Philhellenism at the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence

When we revolted, we said first for our Christian Faith and then for the Nation. - Theodore Kolokotronis1 During 1821 and 1822, nothing was done to...

Teotihuacán shrouded by the mist of time

Teotihuacán elicits gasps upon first seeing the towering Pyramid of the Sun at the entrance to this legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then reality...

Pontikas and Pontikos: The two Greeks who achieved world soccer records!

Michael (Michalis) Spanos, Contributor The history of soccer is full of remarkable accomplishments, outstanding performances, moments of glory, well-renowned players, and long-standing records. The last...

American Philhellenism: 1821 Greek Revolution

2021 is the 200th Anniversary of Greek Independence. Greece came about because of the Philhellenes in America and Europe. Who are the Philhellenes? They...

Divine Wrath

The arrows of Apollo The case of the plague in Greek history may still give us pose for reflection. The Greeks gave diseases precise names....

February 9th Greek International Greek Language Day in Larissa, Greece

February 9, 2021, has been declared International Greek Language Day in hopes of sparking interest in the language worldwide. The date coincides with Commemoration...

A special event from a School like no other

The teachers from the worldwide Greek School The Greek Online School, recently received the amazing news that all their students who were Ellinomatheia Exams...

Philip and Alexander Matter

The Persian wars The first golden age of Greek civilization was the aftermath of the Greek victory over the Persian Empire of kings Darius and...

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Αύριο ίσως είναι πολύ αργά… 

Είχα τονίσει την περασμένη εβδομάδα ότι «πρέπει να αλλάξουμε μυαλά» για να σώσουμε τον ταλαίπωρο πλανήτη μας. Δύο τρεις μέρες αργότερα δημοσιεύτηκαν στοιχεία που...

Turkey’s Long Persecution Against Pontian Christians

By Uzay Bulut In the Turkish city Trabzon, where few Christians are left, St. Maria Catholic Church has suffered its second attack this year. A...

Ο στρίγκλος που έγινε για λίγο αρνάκι 

«Δεν θέλω να συναντηθώ με τον Κυρ. Μητσοτάκη γιατί οι Έλληνες σκότωσαν πρόσφυγες. Τα σύνορά μας δεν κλείνουν και δεν θα συζητήσουμε άλλο αυτό...

Church Forgives $3.5 Million Medical Debt for 2,200 Families

The Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Webster, MA is culminating its centennial celebration by giving back in a major way. It...

The Genocidal Birth of Modern Turkey

By Dr. Robert Zaller, Professor The word “genocide,” describing the systematic physical or cultural destruction of a people, was coined in 1944 by a lawyer,...