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Forthcoming in 2014

Introduction to
Hellenic Genealogy


by Mary Papoutsy--a comprehensive guide to
researching Greek ancestry




Current & Recent
Articles


Inheriting in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Market Basket Drama: A Greek Tragedy--by Christos Papoutsy

The Archives of Vatoussa: 1733-1912--A 'Titanic' Work by Christos Stavrakoglou

The Late Athena Peters: A Person who Gave Meaning in the World--by Catherine Tsounis.

Assistive Technologies for Elder Care--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility

Professional Systematics Applied to the Development of Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility [345KB PDF download]

Wheat of Life: Remembering Lost Loved Ones--by Mary Papoutsy

Easing Your Path to Greek Citizenship--by Greek Attorney Christos Iliopoulos

Mary Papoutsy to Speak at Annual CANE Meeting 2014: "An Overview of Archaeological Sites on Lesbos"

British Writer and Actor
Stephen Fry Speaks about the
Return of the Elgin Marbles to
the Parthenon


Professor Ewen Bowie of Oxford University Speaks at the University of New Hampshire

Classical Association of the Atlantic States Awards Ovatio to Dr. Paul Properzio

How Do You Measure a Successful Leader?

What to Do to Inherit in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Interview with Chef Nikolaos Stavrakakis of Meli Restaurant--by Markos Papadatos

A One-Day Adventure in Mytilene--by Catherine Tsounis

Researchers of Hellenic Ancestors: Beware Western Genealogists Bearing Names--by Mary Papoutsy

Viewpoint: The Thyranixis of Two Eastern Long Island Churches--by Catherine Tsounis

Consul-General Kanara Launches New Initiative: Local Consular Services

The 250,000-Euro Greek Residence Permit--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Thinking of Buying Property in Greece? How It's Done--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

90 Years Since the Asia Minor Catastrophe. A Review of Christos Papoutsy's Ships of Mercy--by Dino Siotis [in Greek]

Free lectures on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Now Being Scheduled

Where Did The Fifteen Trillion Dollars Go? (Originally posted 2002; updated 2009)



Releases from
Organizations


Mary Jaharis Byzantine Center for Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross Announces Program for Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival in November 2014

Greek Institute of Cambridge Announces Lecture by Author Christos Papoutsy: "Ola gia ta paideia--Everything for the Children"

Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great Sponsor "A Night at the Aegean" in Watertown, MA

Rebuilding of St. Nicholas at WTC to Commence with Ground Blessing on 18 October 2014

Harvard Library Acquires Stavrakoglou Book and Vatoussan Periodical

New Book Authored by Papoutsy: Everything for the Children. . . At the Expense of Whom?

Hellenic Society Paideia of Maine to Offer Greek Classes for All Levels Adult Learners with Nationally Recognized Instructor Eleni Ntrivalas

Cypreco to Show Documentary Film on Cypriot Lace-Making

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Interviewed for "Discovering Orthodox Christianity" Series of Greek Orthodox Telecommunications

Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Arts & Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross to Host Renowned Byzantine Choirs and Scholars in First Annual Boston Byzantine Music Festival

37th World Congress on Dance Research, Athens 2014

Panepirotic Federation Elects Author Nicholas Gage President (660K doc download)

Dr. Paul Properzio Appointed to APA Editorial Board of Amphora Journal

Friends of Greek Teenager Mirto Join Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England to Raise Funds to Help Assault Victim

IOCC Reaches Out to Philippines Typhoon: Survivors in Hardest Hit Areas

Loose Weather, a Collection of Poetry by Robert Herschbach, Receives 2013 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize Awarded by Washington Writers' Publishing House

University of New Hampshire Announces 15th Anniversary Celebration of the John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series October 23-25, 2013. View and download flyer (PDF).

Dance of Zalongo History Revealed in New Book by Christos Papoutsy. Click here for small JPEG flyer (110KB--set printer to "landscape" format). For full-size flyer (PDF 5.3MB), click here.

Click Here to Browse a Collection of Downloadable Greek Recordings of 78-Records from the 40s, 50s, & 60s

The Root Cause of the Corrupt Stock Market and Flow of Capital. The Invisible Hand [doc file]



Upcoming Events

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Taste of Greece Food & Wine Festival of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of North Miami. Location: 12250 NW 2nd Ave., N. Miami, FL 33168. Celebration of Church 50th Anniversary. Also includes music, dance, games, raffles, tours. $10 donation. Fri & Sat 11-11; Sun 11-9. To view and download flyer, click here. 31 October--2 November

Hellenic Public Radio Annual Phidippides Award Gala, 2014 Honoree Mario Frangoulis, Saturday, New York City(with Frangoulis Concert on the following evening), 01 November 2014

Author lecture on book "Everything for the Children" by Christos Papoutsy. Location: Greek Institute, Cambridge, MA. Click here to read press release. 03 November 2014.

"A Night at the Aegean" sponsored by the Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great. Location: Aegean Restaurant, 640 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA. Features live Greek music by Ta Dilina for listening and dancing pleasure. $15/person. View press release. Friday, 10pm, 7 November 2014.

Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross. Featuring internationally acclaimed Cappella Romana Byzantine choir performing "The Fall of Constantinople," the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir performing "Petros the Peloponnesian: Portrait of a Musical Genius," Dunya "A Fasil for a Phanariot Beyzade," and a number of free lectures and workshops. For a full schedule, visit www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Tickets to concerts: $25/concert or $40/both concerts; students $12/concert with valid ID. Reserve seats for lectures and workshops because seating limited. Location: 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA. 14-15 November 2014.

Public lecture by Dr. Alexander Lingas, "Greeks, Latins, and the Musical Culture of Late Byzantium." Provides historical context for Cappella Roman performance afterward of "The Fall of Constantinople" (tickets required for concert). Lecture is part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. For schedule, visit www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Lecture seating limited; patrons may call ahead to reserve seats. Location: 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA. Lingas lecture Friday, 2pm,14 November 2014.

Public lecture by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, "Reform and notatin in Early Nineteenth-Century Istanbul." Location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA. Lecture is part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. For a full schedule, visit the URL www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Lecture seating limited; patrons may call ahead to reserve seats. Sanlikol lecture Friday, 3:30pm, 14 November 2014.

Concert performance of Cappella Romana internationally acclaimed Byzantine choral group, "The Fall of Constantinople." Location: Maliotis Cultural Center, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA.
Performance is part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. For a full schedule, visit the URL www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Tickets to concerts: $25/concert or $40/both concerts; students $12/concert with valid ID. Cappella Romana performance Friday, 7:30pm, 14 November 2014.

Percussion Workshop by George Lernis, "Mediterranean Percussion: Style and Techniques." Workshop location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA. Lernis introduces participants to the percussion instruments of the Middle East and the Balkans. Workshop is part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. For schedule of events, visit the URL www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Workshop seating limited; participants encouraged to call ahead to reserve seats. Lernis workshop Saturday, 9:45am, 15 November 2014.

Balkans Dance Music Workshop by Beth Bahia Cohen. Workshop location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA.Part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. For schedule of events, visit the URL www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Workshop seating limited; participants encouraged to call ahead to reserve seats. Cohen workshop Saturday, 10:45am, 15 November 2014.

Byzantine Choir Workshop by John Michael Boyer of Cappella Romana, "Principles of Conducting a Byzantine Choir." Workshop location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA.Part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. Full info at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Workshop seating limited; participants encouraged to call ahead to reserve seats. Boyer workshop Saturday, 1:15pm, 15 November 2014.

Workshop on Singing Classical Ottoman Songs in Usul by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlikol. Workshop location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA.Part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. Full info at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Workshop seating limited; participants encouraged to call ahead to reserve seats. Sanlikol workshop Saturday, 2:15pm, 15 November 2014.

Workshop on "Composing Byzantine Music in English" by Timothy Gabriel Cremeens. Workshop location: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA. Part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. Full info at www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Workshop seating limited; participants encouraged to call ahead to reserve seats. Cremeens workshop Saturday, 3:15pm, 15 November 2014.

Concert by Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, "Petros the Peloponnesian: Portrait of a Musical Genius." Concert location: Maliotis Cultural Center, Hellenic College-Holy Cross, 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA.Part of Boston Byzantine Music Festival at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art & Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross from 14-15 November 2014. More info www.BostonByzantineMusic.org. Tickets to concerts: $25/concert or $40/both concerts; students $12/concert with valid ID. Concert Saturday, 7:30pm, 15 November 2014.

Costas Gavras Film Festival. 37th Season of the Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester (MA). Gavras was one of the cinematic senstations of the late sixties. Festival comprises three films. For more info, contact the Hellenic Arts Society. Location: The Tonna Room, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609. "Z" will be shown on Sunday, 4pm, 23 November 2014.

Costas Gavras Film Festival. 37th Season of the Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester (MA)
. Gavras was one of the cinematic senstations of the late sixties. Festival comprises three films. For more info, contact the Hellenic Arts Society. Location: The Tonna Room, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609. "Missing will be shown on Sunday, 4pm, 30 November 2014.

Costas Gavras Film Festival. 37th Season of the Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester (MA)
. Gavras was one of the cinematic senstations of the late sixties. Festival comprises three films. For more info, contact the Hellenic Arts Society. Location: The Tonna Room, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 102 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609. "Le Capital" will be shown on Sunday, 4pm, 07 December 2014.

Lecture "The Theoric Fund--What is That?"
by Prof. Aaron Seider, Assistant Prof. of Classics at Holy Cross College. Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester. Talk about Attic tragedy and a fund that was used to subsidize the cost of attending performances. Location: Hogan Center, Holy Cross College, Worcester. Thursday, 7pm, 19 February 2015.

Iconography Exhibition "Byzantium to Russia--The Roots of the Russian Icon."
Location: Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton, MA. Brief talk by Curator Kent dur Russell for members of the Hellenic Arts Society of Worcester. Saturday, noon, 16 May 2015.


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