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Monthly Newsletter

November 2015 - Issue 179
Prometheas Events
  • Friday, November 6, 8pm: Greek Movie ("Οταν τα ψαρια βγηκαν στη στερια") at St. George Greek Othrodox Church (see flyer)
     
  •  Friday, November 20: Prometheas Elections [announcement coming up soon]
 
Other Events and Announcements
 
  • Thursday, November 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: "Constantinos Doxiadis: The ecumenical vision of a contemporary Greek" at The Sulgrave Club (1801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036) [Click for Tickets]
     
  • November 14, 12:30 - 4:00 pm: Community Household Sale at the Hellenic Center (see flyer)
     
  • November 14, Noon-1:00 pm: "Meet the editor (Ms Herta Feely)" organized by the Hellenic Writers' Group (see flyer)
     
  • November 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Forum: Careers in Life Sciences, organized by the Hellenic Bioscientific Association in the USA. Location: Greek Embassy, Washington DC (RSVP here)
     
  • Friday, November 27,: Laconian Society Annual Dance (see flyer)
     
  • December 13, 2015 to March 20, 2016: "Power and Pathos/Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world " at the National Galery of Art, Washington, DC.
     
News Articles

 


 
 
Asylum Seekers Stir Commerce and Compassion in Greek Village
NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 2015 



 
​EVZONOI, Greece — The thousands of exhausted refugees and migrants who have arrived in this village on Greece’s northern border with Macedonia over the past year have left their marks in all kinds of ways.

There is the new sign outside the seven-room Vergina Hotel written in Arabic, the confiscated cars that fill the police pound and even the way that Jordana Michailidou, 78, looks at the spot outside her garden gate where she ran into a cluster of children one evening.  “They were right there,” Mrs. Michailidou recalled recently, tears in her eyes at the thought of those small, hungry faces. “I had been cooking that day. So they ate well.”

In this isolated, economically depressed area, where villages have populations of 300 and shuttered textile factories are scattered over the hilly landscape, there has been nothing abstract about this year’s refugee crisis. 


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In Honor of a True Hellene - The Passing of Chris P. Tomaras


 
God chooses good people to do great things. Chris P. Tomaras has left a legacy of great things. Mr. Tomaras fell asleep in the Lord on October 14, 2015 at 6:15am.
 
Chris Tomaras will be remembered for his love of Hellenism, entrepreneurial ingenuity, profound faith and never-ending generosity. His determination and perseverance led to a career as a successful businessman as owner of Kronos Foods and Tomaras Investments. Devoted to his family, friends and those in need, his many acts of kindness demonstrated his spirit of philanthropy and deep love for all. He was a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian, putting his faith into practice. Mr. Tomaras was a benefactor of many churches and Greek Orthodox institutions, including the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center of the Metropolis of Chicago. He was an active member of Leadership 100 and a dedicated Archon of the Order of Saint Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
 
Born in Piraeus, Greece, Chris Tomaras personified Hellenism, while embracing the ideals of his adopted home of America. As Vice President of the World Council of Hellenes in the Americas (SAE), he inspired Greek Americans of all ages to be proud of their culture and heritage, creating programs for Greek youth and sponsoring special cultural events. Mr. Tomaras' generosity spanned across the Greek Diaspora, improving the lives of many Greeks.
 
It was his passion for education that led him to establish the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation (PHSF). Ever mindful of the importance of a college education, he founded the PHSF so that Greek American undergraduates would have the financial resources they needed to complete their education. His vision and generosity have made sure that more than 300 deserving students have received scholarships totaling over $2 million.
Mr. Tomaras has served as leader of a number of civic, community and business organizations, including President of the PanMessenian Federation of USA and Canada. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Anatolia College and the founding member of the American Foundation of Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University. Mr. Tomaras has received countless awards such as the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from Hellenic College-Holy Cross School of Theology.
 
The passing of Chris P. Tomaras leaves a great void in our hearts and in our community, yet it motivates us to continue his good deeds. We will lead by his example, mindful of his accomplishments and the words of wisdom he has shared with us. Our Lord welcomes this good and faithful servant into His Kingdom. We pray for his immortal soul. May the memory of Chris P. Tomaras be ever eternal.
 


Books

The grand strategy of classical Sparta/The Persian challenge by Paul A. Rahe

“All that you’ve seen here is God”, contemporary translations of four Greek tragedies, by Brian Doerries

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