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Assumption Church: A New Beginning

The Assumption community has undertaken to construct a new church in Dracut, Massachusetts, in order to meet the needs of Orthodox Christians in the surrounding area.  Read more

Greek Traditions in New Edition

On May 19, 2002, the Good Samaritan Ladies Philoptochos Society of the Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation, Cranston, Rhode Island, hosted a luncheon featuring the debut of A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America Second Edition by Marilyn Rouvelas. Go to story

Boston Cathedral Plans Gala 100 Year History Celebrations

The Centennial Committee of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Boston is planning a variety of exciting events to honor its historical past during the 2003 calendar year. As "The Seat of the Diocese of Boston," and through providing religious inspiration and guidance for many Greek Orthodox Communities of New England, the Cathedral is rightly considered "The Mother Church" for the Greek Orthodox faithful of New England. Complete Story

Hartford's Gift to Orthodoxy

The time was Saturday April 2 the day before Palm Sunday of the Eastern Orthodox Church also known as the Saturday of Lazarus, which in the calendar foretells the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The place was the cathedral of St. George in Hartford, CT, the spiritual home of the city's Greek community. The event was the ordination of one of the parish's own members into the first of the three orders of priesthood In the Orthodox faith. And it was a very special occasion because the person entering the clergy was Sarantis Loulakis, who after many years both as a member and president of the St George Parish Council, was now committing himself to a life in the service of his church. Complete Story

Dream Takes Shape in Dracut

The dream is, at last, coming true! President Nicolas Genakos expresses the joy felt in all the hearts of the members of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church on Mammoth Road. The recent completion of a steel frame gives shape to a magnificent Byzantine church that will soon stand as a landmark in Dracut. Story and Photo

Nashua Couple Donates More Than $114,000 in Artwork

Dr. John Dagianis and his wife Dr. Ann Dobbins have donated artwork to Rivier College that includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, and other well-known artists. Part of the collection represents what may be the largest collection of works by Erte in the state. Complete Story

Greek Institute Confers Annual Awards

On March 23, The Greek Institute held its annual awards dinner-dance at the 57 Restaurant in Boston, with Pericles Kanaris providing music by contemporary Greek composers, and displays of artwork and books filling the foyer. Three individuals received the annual institute honors: Arete Award, Vasilia Bess Pappas; Sophia Award, Dr. Ioannis V. Yannas; Techne Award, Michael Antonakes. Complete Story

University of Pittsburgh Program Selects Greek Heritage Novel

The "Semester at Sea" program based at the University of Pittsburgh has selected "Carved in Stone" by Basil Douros as recommended reading for the summer of 2002 program. Read the complete press release.

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Papoutsy Couple Receive National Athenagoras Award

Haverhill, MA--Following Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Steven Karidoyanes presented the national Athenagoras Award to Christos and Mary Papoutsy on behalf of the New England Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs. Since the award's inception, there have been only three other Boston Diocese recipients. Complete Story

Bush Appoints Dover Attorney as Labor Judge

President Bush has appointed Dover attorney Alec Koromalis to be a federal administrative appeals judge for the U.S. Secretary of Labor.  Read more about it.

Retirement Dinner Honors Dr. Bebis for Service to Holy Cross

For the hundreds of students that have passed through the Brookline gates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology during the past forty years, there has been one constant in the person of Professor George S. Bebis. Fondly known among his students and colleagues as Dr. Bebis, Professor George Bebis has educated hundreds of students during his forty-two years of teaching at Holy Cross. Complete Story
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