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Monday, 15 September 2014 10:33

Persians By Aeschylus At The Getty Villa

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Performances of the play Persians by the Greek master tragedian Aeschylus began its theatrical run at the Getty Villa on September 4th as its ninth outdoor production. The play has tremendous historical significance as it is the only play surviving that is based on an actual historical event, the Battle of Salamina in 480 B.C. won by the Greeks against the Persian naval force, who were far superior in numbers, marking the beginning of the Persian Empire’s downfall. The play was produced just ten years later and won  first place at the Athenian festival of Dionysos.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:24

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HONORED. . . HARRY NICHOLS, Honorary board Member, long time Parish Council member and steward of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church, was honored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Normandy Beach of which Mr. Nichols was a part.  He received an honorary medal for his service in Normandy at this event.

NEW YORK – Timothy (Tim) J. Maniatis, Archon Exarchos and longtime consultant with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America fell asleep in the Lord, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mr. Maniatis was a well-known organizer and leader in the Greek-American Community, participating in many organizations including AHEPA and the National Hellenic Society. He was a special consultant to the Archdiocese and Leadership 100 for planning events and most importantly, the Biennial Clergy Laity Congress. He served for many years on the Archdiocesan Council. Commenting on his passing, Archbishop Demetrios released this statement:

On behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the Clergy and Lay Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, I am offering our profound condolences on the falling asleep in the Lord of the most esteemed Archon and co-worker in the Lord, Tim Maniatis. Tim was an outstanding co-worker, committed deeply to Hellenism and to his Faith, and assisted the Archdiocese for many years with his many skills. He would work behind the scenes and never take credit, always allowing others to shine. He will surely be deeply missed by his family, but also by all of us who have had the lasting privilege to know and work with him for the good of the Church.  May his memory be eternal.

He is survived by his wife Stracie, daughter Jenna and son-in-law Alex Lee, and daughter Stephanie.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, August 6, from 7 to 9 pm at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in Washington DC.  Archbishop Demetrios of America will officiate at the funeral the next morning, Thursday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 am again at the Cathedral. The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia is located at 2815 36th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.

Yannis C. Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was formally inducted into the Academy of Athens in Greece last month for his exceptional leadership and accomplishments in the field of engineering. The Academy of Athens honored Yortsos for his contributions to fluid flow, transport and reaction processes in porous and fractured media, as well as his extensive work with technical publications and his dedication to engineering education and research.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:13

Bill Poulos's new forex trade alert software

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New York, NY (PRWEB) —Forex Profit Accelerator Review: While Forex trading presents marvelous earning opportunities; it comes with substantial amount of risk that can drain the savings of the trader. Also, this form of trading needs constant commitment and attention. The good news is traders of today can benefit from Bill Poulos’s new Forex Software, the Forex Profit Accelerator 2.0 which is a program designed to guide traders in everyday Forex Trading by giving them the groundwork necessary to make smart decisions.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:34

The Matrix of the Hellenic Language

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A good 3-4 years ago I ran into a post on Facebook by a man named Eleutherios Argyropoulos from Greece.  He had some amazing things to say about a secret code inside the Greek Alphabet or I should say the Hellenic Alphabet. All the information I was reading on seemed so out there, so unreal.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 22:01

GLOBAL GREEK CHICAGO

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Hope you enjoy this new offering. From media to business, academia, politics, law, leisure and philanthropy, here›s a quick glance at the Windy City with a touch of global flavor...

GAGE CAPTIVATES AT MUSEUM: The National Hellenic Society sponsored an evening with famous author Nicholas Gage (wrote “Eleni”) at the National Hellenic Museum on June 13 and a prominent contingent came from coast-to-coast to witness one of Greek America’s living legends give a lecture on his career as an author and former investigative reporter at the New York Times. While at the Times, Cage wrote a scathing piece alleging improprieties by then US Vice President Spiro Agnew from when Agnew was a state official. Agnew was Greek American as well, and he resigned a short while later following the publication of the piece. One of the funniest lines of the night was delivered by Gage. Some friends used to kid Gage that he went easy on Greeks. So when the Agnew piece was published, he held that up to his friends, and one responded, “If Agnew was Greek Orthodox and not Episcopalian, would you still have written the article?” The Museum crowd roared in laughter. On hand for the event were Museum Chairman John Calamos, along with NHS chairman Dr. George Korkos, NHS executive director Art Dimopoulos, and NHS executive board members George Marcus and Fani Economides.

Lincolnwood, IL— May 28, 2014— “I plan to share this prize with my parents. They have always taken care of me so I want to take care of them,” Petros Marinakos said after winning $300,000 playing Lucky Day Lotto.  The Lincolnwood resident was happy to discover that the numbers on his Quick Pick ticket – 08 - 15 - 28 - 38 - 39 – were an exact match in the April 8 Lucky Day Lotto evening drawing.

On Monday, May 12, at the Roditys Restaurant in Chicago, The Chicago Council of Justice for Cyprus (CCJC) held an event in memory of one of its most dynamic past chairmen, “Celebrating the Life of Basil Portocalis.”

Monday, 19 May 2014 23:16

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EL GRECO. . . An early  painting, a religious icon by Domenikos Kyriakos Theotokopoulos has been loaned to the Santa Cruz Museum in Toledo, Spain for an exhibit that will run through June 14 as part of events for the “El Greco Year” in both Greece and Spain.  The painting’s origins were discovered in 1983 by the culture ministry’s archaelogist GIORGOS MASTOROPOULOS.

MOSAICS…The Classical Art Society welcomed DIMITRI  LIAKOS, Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University who was to lecture and examine the unique and magnificent mosaics from churches in Ravenna, on May 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Fullerton Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago.

BEST WISHES. . . to LOUIS G. APOSTOL, Executive Director and counsel for the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board who was elected Chair of the NIU College of Law Board of Visitors at its Annual Meeting in April.

STAR CHEF. . . Chicago chef JIMMY BANNOS, JR., of River North’s The Purple Pig, was a co-winner in the Rising Star Chef category at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards held in New York.

HONORED. . . MRS. KAREN COOKE and MRS. ALEXANDRA SMIRNIOTIS upon their retirement---for the many years they have dedicated to the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church Sunday School administration.

CHRISMATION. . . VASILIOS (WILLIAM) SENSENBRENNER with Eleni T. Lemberis as Sponsor. . . . NICOLETTA  DODARO with Maria Visvardis as Sponsor.      .

40 DAY CHURCHING. . . SEAN JR., son of Marina Dedes and Sean Gallagher. …JULIAN, son of Bobby and Darice Alvertos…CONSTANTINA and ALEXIA, children of Fotios and Ruby Psyhogios.

MAY NAME DAY GREETINGS for. . . FATHER CONSTANTINE P. BOTSIS…CONSTANTINE BACIL…DAN GEORGAKAS…MAURETTA KOPOULOS…ARISTOTLE PAPANIKOLAOU…DEAN STAVRAKAS…DR. 

ELAINE THOMOPOULOS…DIANNE NICHOLS THODOS…IRENE TZAKIS…DEAN  MARAGOS.

MAY BIRTHDAY WISHES for. . . PRESVYTERA GEORGIA BOTSIS…WILLIAM ARMIROS on the 28th…GEORGE ARAVOSIS on the 27th…PRISCILLA BETZELOS on the 10th…IRENE MARIA DRIKAKIS on the 20th…NICHOLAS GEORGIAFENTIS on  the 28th…PAT GRAMMAS on the 23rd. . . THOMAS H. KAPSALIS on the 31st. . .

Also…. STAR Editor DIANE ADAM…GEORGIA MITCHELL on the 12th…ERNEST NEOKOS on the 26th…GEORGE PATERAKIS on the 30th…JOHN  H. SECARAS on the 16th…HARRY J. SECARAS on the 19th…MARY YANNIAS on the 28th.

MAY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CONGRATS for. . . NICK and ELAINE THOMOPOULOS on the 24th….LEON and ROSE VAINIKOS on the 20th.

KORAES GRADS. . . CONSTANTINE ALEMIS…NATALIA  CVETKOVIC …ANNABELLA GOFIS and  NICHOLAS GEORGIOPOULOS attained “A” Honor Roll at Nazareth Academy.  EVAN SELLAS achieved “B” Honor Roll status. Koraes students scored in the top 10% nationally in standardized testing.

AWARD. . .The Illinois Associated Press Media  Editors (IAPME) annual contest winners includes  DAN MIHALOPOULOS  who received 3rd place in business for his “Clout in Session.” 

CONDOLENCES to the family of the late GEORGE THOMAS TSOKOLAS who fell asleep in the Lord on April 18.  He was the husband of Sultana (nee Papanikolaou) and son-in-law of Father Byron and Presvytera Cynthia Papanikolaou.  May his memory be eternal.

One is rich

not

 through one’s possessions,

but

through that which one can

with dignity

do without

Epicurus

 

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