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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
2011
W E S T E R N G R E E K A M E R I C A N N E W S M O N T H LY
VOL. XXXVII, NO. 1 • H E L L E N I C J O U R N A L . O R G J anuar y 2 0 1 1
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contents
Athens Classic Marathon
Letter from the Editor
attracts the world. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Athens Classic Marathon, Festivals
Remembered, Happy New Year!
Dear Readers:
Welcome to 2011! A new year is here once
again and it’s time to revisit those resolutions
Frosene
you’ve been entertaining and start anew. As is
Phillips
now an HJ tradition, we have featured our cover
Editor
with you – the Hellenic Journal fabric of faces
that graced our pages at one time or another last year – to
offer a refreshing Hronia Polla! To discover who’s who, I
invite you to turn to page 13 for a complete list of names.
January is the month where fitness and health also move
to the front burner as we prepare to shed any holiday pounds
and revisit an exercise regime. What better way to be inspired
then to read Adrian Holland’s firsthand account of her
experience running the Athens Classic Marathon this past
October.
“I wanted to train for another marathon,” writes Holland,
“but been off the horse for a while and couldn’t find the
motivation. However, a free trip to Greece and all I had to do
was raise $5,100 for the AHEPA Charitable Foundation? It
sounded like Team in Training for Greeks. I was in.” For her
complete account, see page 4.
In keeping with inspiration, the HJ brings the Greek
Festival spirit to 2011 through its remembrances of the
festivals from this past year. For a collage of good food,
dancing, and community, see pages 8-9.
As we welcome in the new year, I invite you to visit our
website hellenicjournal.org and send us your comments and
events throughout the coming year.
Happy New Year!
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HAPS presents Axion Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HUC welcomes Zafiris Gourgouliatos. . . . . . 10
Preparing for the Athens
Classic Marathon
page 4
Endowment Writing Prize
established in Seattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
News from Greece . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Kudos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Festivals Remembered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Professor Maria Mavroudi
to receive Axion Award
page 7
Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Southern California Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Northwest and Pacific Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Business Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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youth
From San Francisco to Athens, California native runs in historical Marathon
Special to the Hellenic Journal
I
t was a perfect day – about 75
degrees, with a perfect blue
Mediterranean sky. I couldn’t
help but think as I ran, how lucky I
was to get ideal weather in Greece,
especially in the off – season
(November). God knew that today
was a big day in history, and for the
12,000 participants of the Athens
Marathon, he wanted to make
it one to remember. It was the
2,500th anniversary of the Athens
Marathon, a momentous occasion
that runners from all over the
world came to join and share the
experience.
I wasn’t planning on doing a
marathon in 2010, definitely didn’t
have a trip to Greece planned, and
to be honest, I had no idea that
Greece even held a marathon that
guided through the original route. I
found out about it on Facebook. I
was scrolling through my newsfeed
one morning at work in mid April
and I saw “Alyssa Landis is going
to Greece to run the 2010 Athens
Marathon.” I knew Alyssa from
church, Sunday school, camp and
all things Greek growing up. I
immediately clicked on the link to
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easy to decipher
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like I had
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never had
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before.
most part, the smile was more than
I kept
enough.
thinking, “I am running the
It didn’t matter which mile,
original marathon, from Marathon
there were throngs of Yiayias
to Athens. The original steps that
yelling “bravo! bravo! pedia!” and
Philippides ran, to share the victory
“Kouragio Koukla!” There were
of Sparta with the Athenians.” I was
children lining the roads handing
literally retracing the footsteps of
out olive branches – I graciously
history.
accepted one and held it in my
As I crossed the finish line at
hand the entire way, grasping it
26.2 miles into the Panathinaikon
tightly it when I was in pain and
Stadium, there was music blasting,
waving it around when people were thousands of fans, photographers,
greeting me. I wasn’t sure if it meant police and videographers waiting
good luck – but I was definitely
for me. My olive branch looked
taking it as a good luck charm.
more like a tattered twig with
I passed by numerous costumed
a few lone leaves at that point,
runners - several members of the
and I started crying. After I was
Spartan army decked out in sandals, adorned with a beautiful golden
headgear and plastic swords, and of
medal that commemorated the
course the usual “Greek goddess”
historical occasion, I laid down
ensemble. I applaud people that run flat on the course and put my
in costume – I hope they wore lots
feet up against the stadium wall.
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I took in an incredible feeling of
I met so many people as I ran,
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Thank you to all who
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Andrea Holland is a publicist in the
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I was trying to stay focused in order 6:14:19. Alyssa Landis’ finish time
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stood on a podium requesting that
in November to run the original
people “please go to their starting
marathon!” I didn’t even need to
discuss with anyone whether or not blocks, because it was time to
start the race.” That was the only
it was the right decision – I already
instruction, as if the organizers were
knew it was.
pleading with us to start the race
Seven months later on October
relatively on time.
27th, a couple friends (non Greeks
I started running, and although
who I had invited to join me) and
I had my iPhone with me for
myself, boarded a plane from SFO
music, didn’t use it once, except to
to Athens, landing in the country
take photos. I spent most of the
that my mother’s side of the family
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Andrea Holland runs
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news from greece
athens news agency
Event for ethnic Greeks of
Istanbul at Euro-Parliament
BRUSSELS (ÁÍÁ-MPA) – The
restoration of the human and
civil rights of the displaced ethnic
Greeks of Istanbul was the main
issue at an event hosted at the
European Parliament, following
an initiative by Greek MEPs
Marilena Koppa (PASOK) and
George Koumoutsakos (ND).
The event, entitled “Ethnic
Greeks of Istanbul: YesterdayToday-Tomorrow”, was
attended by representatives of
the Ecumenical Federation of
Constantinopolitans (E.FE.
CON.), members of the European
Parliament and foreign diplomats.
Koppa underlined that the
issue is not bilateral but concerns
Turkey’s EU accession course,
while Koumoutsakos pointed
out that the need for “systemic
intervention” in the area of human
rights is underlined in Turkey’s
progress report.
According to the group’s
president, Prof. Nikos
Ouzounoglou, the federation was
established in 2006 and includes
up to 30 organizations from
around the world.
Parliament briefing on illegal
migration, asylum policy
Guarded optimism that the
major problem of illegal migration
will be tackled through a broader
cooperation between responsible
state agencies involved as well
as internationally was expressed
by Deputy Labour Minister for
ARIS
EXPORT
officers should change frequently
migration issues Anna Dalara.
to prevent corruption breeding
Addressing a parliamentary
conditions.
committee on migration, the
deputy minister said the top
Democratic Alliance
priority is the reform of the
leader visits Ecumenical
political asylum system through
Patriarchate
the adoption of a relevant draft
ISTANBUL (ANA-MPA/A.
law that will define asylum
Kourkoulas) – Democratic
granting criteria.
A special emphasis was given to Alliance party president Dora
Bakoyannis, speaking
the need for
after meeting
revising the
Ecumenical Patriarch
“Dublin II”
Vartholomeos at the
Regulation,
Phanar, said “I want
the EU law
to hope that the target
concerning
that we have set for
asylum
the reopening of the
seekers, with
Dora Bakoyannis
School of Halki as
Dalara echoing
well as of the return of the property
government statements that
belonging to the Patriarchate and
Greece is inordinately burdened
the Greek Communities will be
by the treaty, while adding that
achieved and we shall see it soon.”
no progress has been made in
The Greek politician added
the efforts aimed at reaching
that “there is a note of optimism
a readmission agreement with
in the atmosphere” and that
Turkey.
“I always said that the role of
Responding to observations
the Ecumenical Patriarchate is
made by ruling PASOK MP
extremely important not only
Christos Magkoufis and
for us Orthodox faithful but for
opposition Popular Orthodox
Turkey itself as well.”
Rally (LA.OS) MP Adonis
Bakoyannis was visiting Turkey
Georgiadis as regards the
in the framework of a meeting of
construction of a mosque in
the Babi-Ali Institute, at which
Athens’ Votanikos district, Dalara
she was the main speaker and the
said she shares the position that
speaker of honor. She spoke of
are opposed to large areas and
constructions that could favor the issues concerning the future of
Greek-Turkish relations.
creation of a ghetto.
She also underlined the major
Expatriates on promotion of
role played by the Frontex forces
Greek national issues
in the protection of the Greek
CATO Institute of Defense
borders from the inflow of illegal
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Department vice president Dr.
Ted G. Carpenter, speaking in the
Greek Parliament said that “it is
an opportunity for Greece to show
that together with Cyprus they are
far more important allies for the
US than Turkey is.”
He added that “Greece needs to
remind with every opportunity
and not let anyone forget how
much it has supported the
interests of the US. There are
opportunities for us to promote
national interests through our
relations with the US. However,
we must chase them because the
window will not remain open
forever. Now is the opportunity
and we must seize it.”
Dr. Carpenter, together with
the member of the Board of the
American Hellenic Institute, Inc.,
on foreign policy issues of the US
in the Eastern Mediterranean,
Nick Larigakis, briefed the
Foreign Affairs Committee
and the Diaspora Hellenism
Committee on the efforts being
made by expatriates in promoting
Greek national issues.
Greece backs independent
Palestinian state
Greece steadfastly backs the
creation of an independent, viable
and democratic Palestinian state
that will coexist peacefully with
Israel, within internationallyrecognized borders based on the
pre-1967 line, prime minister
George Papandreou reaffirmed
after talks with visiting Palestinian
Authority president Mahmoud
Abbas, adding that Greece remains
dedicated to a comprehensive
solution to the Arab-Israeli
dispute.
Papandreou, in statements to
the press after the meeting, said
that Abbas was actively showing
the way to peace and security in
the region, “which is, precisely,
the creation of a Palestinian
state.”
“Greece,” he added, “will
continue to stand by and aid
the efforts of Palestine and the
Palestinian people for a just and
viable solution that will facilitate
a comprehensive settlement of
the Middle East issue.tr
The Arab peace initiative
continues to be an important
tool for achieving that goal,”
Papandreou said, stressing that
Greece, which maintains friendly
relations with all the countries
of the region, is prepared to
contribute to the peace process
both now and in the future.
Papandreou also announced
that Greece will undertake an
initiative for the creation of
a regional firefighting force
in the region of the Eastern
Mediterranean, in agreement
with Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu and
Abbas, adding that the relevant
authorities of Egypt, Jordan,
Turkey and Russia, in addition
to Palestine and Israel, will be
invited to join the initiative.
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Maria Mavroudi and Marina Moustakas to receive 2011 Axion Award
By Virginia Lagiss
T
he Hellenic American
Professional Society of
California (HAPS) will
honor Maria Mavroudi and
Marina Moustakas with the
prestigious AXION AWARD
on Sunday, Feb. 13 at the
Greek Letters Day Luncheon
at Holy Trinity Church, 999
Brotherhood Way in San
Francisco, CA.
Maria
Greek Letters
Mavroudi
Day is celebrated
by HAPS with an Artoclasia
Department of Classics. This
honoring scholars followed by
is especially important given
a luncheon at 1:00 p.m. The
Professor Mavroudi’s interest in
2011 recipients of the AXION
the continuity of Greek language
AWARD will be honored at the
and culture, from Homeric times,
luncheon.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, through the classical, Byzantium,
and Modern Greece.
Maria Mavroudi earned a B.A.
Maria Mavroudi is the first
in Philology in 1990 at the
and only Greek (or of Greek
University of Thessaloniki. She
origin) who has
came to the United
been recognized
States, earned an
with the MacArthur
M.A. in 1992 in
Foundation Award
Byzantine Literature
(Genius Award).
and a Ph.D. in
As there is no
Byzantine Studies
Nobel Prize in
in 1998, both at
the Humanities,
Harvard University.
other awards
Dr. Leonidas
serve the purpose
Petrakis presents
of international
some highlights of
recognition at
her career:
Marina Moustakas the highest level
Professor Mavroudi’s
analogous to the Nobel prizes for
Curriculum Vitae provides details
the physical sciences, medicine,
of her scholarly achievements
and economics. Mavroudi has
which are recognized on a
been so recognized at a very young
worldwide basis, as attested to by
age.
the numerous awards that she has
Mavroudi’s work is an
received. In addition, it speaks
invaluable asset for the
to her outreach service activities
preservation and presentation of
and their impact on the Greek
our Hellenic heritage.
American – local and national
Born in Kozani, Western
– as well as the community at
Macedonia, Greece, Marina
large. She is making substantive
Velliou Moustakas, at a very
contributions to the preservation
and presentation of Hellenic
culture, literature, Orthodoxy,
and all endeavors in which Greeks
have achieved through the ages at
the highest levels. She is a great
role model for Greek American
women and a source of pride to
all Hellenes. She fully deserves
to be recognized with the HAPS
AXION AWARD.
Professor Mavroudi became
Full Professor at an usually early
stage in her career. In fact she
is Professor in two departments
at Cal – History and also
contributions to Hellenism,
and completed several graduate
Marina founded, taught and
studies.
directed the Demotic Folk
Mrs. Marina Moustakas with
Dancers, comprised of nonher husband, a student from
Greek faculty at San Jose State
Oregon State, Corvallis, settled
University. For 38 years she
in San Jose where she taught
produced and directed cultural
Greek with the legendary Dr.
programs with the participation
Epaminondas Panagopoulos.
of dance groups, vocal artists,
In 1971, Marina founded
actors, philologists and writers.
the Hellenic Language School
She produced and hosted a Greek
and directed it for 15 years.
Ethnic television show for two
She also taught Greek language
years, as well. She is also an author
and culture classes at San Jose
and poet. Her contributions,
City College. In 1975, Marina
Moustakas was granted a lifetime too numerous to mention here,
credential for teaching Greek as a include her biggest project, the
founding of the Hellenic Heritage
young age, was cared for by
Second Language.
Institute and Museum of San Jose, a
relatives while her mother
Professionally, Marina has
recuperated in a suburb of
been a case worker for the United permanent edifice to house Hellenic
artifacts and produce programs.
Athens. After four years, she
Nations Higher Commission
It is located in History Park, San
was reunited with her parents in
for Refugees, a case worker for
Jose. The Hellenic Institute, (HHI
Athens, and
the Santa
– www.hhsj.org) is a non-profit
was able
Clara County
Both Marina Mavroudi and
organization dedicated to the
to obtain
Welfare
Marina Moustakas will be
preservation and dissemination of
a good
Department,
honored at the celebration of
various aspects of Greek culture.
education.
a Research
Greek Letters Day, Feb. 13.
Both Marina Mavroudi
She was
Fellow for
and Marina Moustakas will be
graduated
Asthmatic
honored at the celebration of
from Senior High School
Children at Kaiser Hospital, as
Greek Letters Day, Feb. 13. For
for Girls and later from the
well as a Director of Human
reservations, contact George
School of Social Work with
Resources at the Montessori
Mattis at 415-566-4308. For more
a IRY Foundation of Greece
School in San Jose, which has a
information, contact Virginia
Scholarship.
student enrollment of 1,000.
Lagiss at 650-851-0270.
At a young age, Marina
Among her numerous
Moustakas interned for two
years at a village that had only
meager accommodations. Her
experiences were invaluable and
later served her well for she
earned a Fulbright Scholarship
which brought her to the
University of Oregon. She made
CENTER FOR MODERN GREEK STUDIES
friends with Greek people in
Portland while traveling there
THE NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS CHAIR
for weekly seminars in her field
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
of Social Work. Marina’s life was
busy for it included working
SPRING 2011 COURSES
as a nurse’s aid while attending
MGS 151............................................................................................... Modern Greek II
the University of Oregon where
Mon/Wed 2:10 pm - 3:50 pm • Instructor: Ismini Ioannou
she earned a B.A. in Sociology
MGS 470.............................................................................................. Modern Greek IV
Mon/Wed 11:10 pm -12:50 pm • Instructor: Ismini Ioannou
For full course descriptions online, please see the website below.
Adults in the community may enroll in courses through Open University without being
formally admitted to SFSU. In addition, Eldercollege is for students 50 years old or older
who are interested in taking SFSU classes. They may enroll in fall, spring, or summer
classes on a space available, noncredit basis. $55.00 a semester. For more information,
please call (415) 405-7700.
The Over 60 Degree Program is for adults 60 years old or older who want to take
classes for credit or earn a baccalaureate or masters degree. For more information,
please call (415) 412-4684.
Classes begin January 24, 2011 - Open University –Students can sign up then
Open Registration for SFSU students: January 16-23
For more information: Center for Modern Greek Studies (415) 338-1892
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sfsu.edu/~modgreek
8
Hellenic Journal January 2011
festivals remembered
Festival preparations have already begun at several communities for the 2011 Greek festivals taking place
throughout the country. The HJ invited you, once again, to submit your photos and several communities
responded enthusiastically. May these remembrances of 2010 serve to inspire the efforts of 2011. Greek festivals
have become ambassadors of Greek culture, Orthodoxy, and Greek cuisine to their greater communities. Opa!
Los Angeles, CA
Saint Sophia
Cathedral
PHOTOS BY MICHAEL GENUNG
Oakland, CA
Ascension Cathedral
PHOTOS BY GEORGE RETELAS
San Jose, CA
Saint Nicholas
PHOTOS BY CHRYSANTHY CONOMOS
Tacoma, Washington
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
COURTESY PHOTOS
January 2011 Hellenic Journal
9
community
Portland, Oregon
Holy Trinity Cathedral
PHOTOS BY FR. DIMOSTHENIS PARASKEVAIDIS
Salt Lake City ‘Odyssey’ Gala features Margarita
Music flowed from the
Holy Trinity Hellenic
Cultural Center on Oct.
8 as it played host to a gala
benefitting Saint Sophia
Hellenic Orthodox School.
Odyssey: A Night of
Musical Voyage began
with a silent auction
while the over 300 guests
enjoyed hors d’oeuvres
and cocktails. DJ George was on hand from New York to get the party started.
Dinner and a live auction followed. The evening’s entertainment continued with
the beautiful voice of Margarita Bezaitis, a previous
finalist on “Fame Story” a Greek television show
similar to “American Idol.” It wasn’t long before the
guests were out of their seats and on the dance floor.
The gala raised over $100,000 with all the
proceeds benefitting the school, which helps to nurture
Hellenic culture, history and faith.
Founded in 1996, Saint Sophia Hellenic Orthodox
School is rooted in the Hellenic ideals of honor, self
worth, acceptance and cooperation. With the support
of an encouraging, diverse and nurturing community
of administrators, educators and parents, Saint Sophia
helps students build the foundation for ongoing
intellectual, social, spiritual and physical growth. Saint
Sophia School is located in the heart of Holladay, on the grounds of Prophet Elias
Church. For more information, visit www.saintsophiaschool.org/
COURTESY PHOTOS
Oxi Day celebrated in Utah with children, poems, songs
and dances
Anchorage, Alaska
Holy Transfiguration
PHOTOS BY DIANE PRIMIS
It may have been 70 years since Prime Minister Ioannes Metaxas
declared, “Oxi! Oxi! Oxi!” but the spirit of Greece’s defense of freedom
was alive and well at Saint Sophia Hellenic Orthodox School’s
annual Oxi Night celebration on Oct. 28 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Focusing on the school’s educational excellence, cultural
diversity, and religious relevance, the program was attended by over
100 parents, family members, and friends. Dressed in various ethnic
costumes representing their diverse heritages, the students dazzled the
audience with their renditions of the American and Greek national
anthems, poetry,
songs and dances. The event also featured a
Native American dance as well as a studentwritten short play highlighting how Saint
Sophia remains a role model for modern
society.
New this year was the introduction of
the Saint Sophia School Freedom Award,
designed to honor a community member
who exemplifies the spirit of Oxi Day. The
first-ever recipient of
this annual award was
Mr. Con Skedros
for his lifelong
pursuit of knowledge
and understanding
history along with his
determination to share
that knowledge with
younger generations.
PHOTOS BY KELLY
HUNTINGTON
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2010
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2011
communi
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bachelor’s degree from an accredited
Hitch Your Wagon to PAOI
college
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interest in Greek
and
musical
entertainment
by
PAOI Southern California
culture.
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Auxiliary’s “Hitch Your Wagon to
Demopoulos
became
the
festivities were
PAOIpresident
Director
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By Mavis Manus
in
the
fall
of
1992.
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of western fun
over,”
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said,
“the
treasury
had
amidst the oaks
$600 because $40,000 had just been
of Jeannette and Chronia polla!
donated to the Caloyeras Center
Dan Webster’s
of Modern Greek Studies. Then
fter
serving
18
years
as
Running Springs
we discovered that our non-profit
president
of
the
Hellenic
Ranch in Santa
status had lapsed years earlier, so we
University
Club
(HUC)
Ynez, Sept.
immediately applied and obtained
of
Southern
California,
Peter
25.Co-chairmen
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Demopoulos
decided
to
step
aside
and hostesses
status. Much of the paperwork
and
let
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lead
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Club
for the event
for this effort was done by then
with,
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to
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continue its mission
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Southern California.”
to conduct and sponsor
tried to manage
these
events
so
that
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instruction in Orthodox
each paid
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the early part of the 1960’s when
and
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1993,
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history at UCLA, felt the need for a proposedthe
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of Greek thought, Greek arts and
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high-tech
Armstrong
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were successful and were supported
12, 2010,
the St. Katherine
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success
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due
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financially and logistically by the
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theawarded
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directorial
Hellenic University Club.
scholarships to four
skills
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set
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students of the parish who have
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architect
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great dedication to their
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various Greek
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concert
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played
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the St. Katherine Greek Orthodox
Halikis.
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unique about all these productions
in Downey, the Greek School of
culmination of an effort that had
is that, although the plays were in
Downey, the Classics Department
been in the works for over 10 years.”
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program
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calendar
Arts, Events, Lectures & Entertainment
January 7-8, 2011
next evening, January 8, in Seattle
at St. Demetrios Church. Both
concerts begin at 8 p.m. with a
free pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
The program will feature Slavic
Orthodox chants. For more
information call 866-822-7735,
Cappella Romana presents
Baroque Christmas in
Russia and Ukraine with
Yale University’s Mark
Bailey. January 7 in Portland
at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the
Excitement builds for the 2011 Folk
Dance and Choral Festival in Ontario
By Giuliana Harris, Youth
Correspondent
I
t’s that time of year again
when the final countdown
has begun! Dance and choir
practices have
increased to two
times a week, girls
are shopping for
Awards banquet
dresses, booking
last minute hotels,
and more. Facebook has been
blowing up with status updates
of “Under 100 days till FDF…”
“FDF can’t come any sooner!”
and more.
As soon as the last glendi
ends, the countdown starts to
the next year. Everyone is thrilled
to be going back to Ontario,
California, February 17-20 for
FDF 2011. This past year, FDF
was in San Jose in Northern
California. Churches such as St.
Nicholas of San Jose, Ascension
of Oakland and Resurrection
of Castro Valley were thrilled to
D
Roumeli Society
Dinner
present their
have FDF in their own backyard.
Yet, the talk has been how excited
everyone is to be going back to
Ontario. The usual hotels have
been booked and the Ontario
traditions such as Denny’s after
the glendies or In N
Out Burger during
the day continue!
Now is
the crunch time
in rehearsal,
get the dances
tight, musicians booked,
and costumes ready. Angelo
Gassoumis of Neo Kyma in
Sacramento said, “I zoned out
for like 20 minutes in class
today thinking about FDF. We
were supposed to be taking
notes in class and all of a sudden
I realize I’m two sections behind
(he laughs). Ooops!” Get ready
everyone, it is only a month
away, see you there!
Go to YOURFDF.ORG to
register. Avoid higher package
prices if you register online by
January 3, 2011.
29th annual
of the
ance
Saturday, January 29,2011
Dancing to Live Music by Fotia
Hors d’oeuvres and no-host cocktails
at 6:00 p.m.
$55
Special Roast Beef Dinner with MushroomWine Sauce with two bottles of wine per table
Ticket Price $55 per person
Children Under 12 $25
January 14-17, 2011
Greeks in LA Weekend 2011
hosted by the Sons of Pericles.
Western Regional Basketball
Tournament at UCLA and Club
Nights. For more information:
[email protected] pericles.com
or visit www.sonsof pericles.com/
upcoming_events.html or the SOP
Facebook Event Page.
January 21, 2011
BAGABA, The Hellenic
Law Society, The Greek
American Women’s
Professional
Society and the Hellenic
American Professional
Society will host an evening of
Vassilopita, Cocktails and
Conversation. 6:30 p.m. JW
Marriot San Francisco Union
Square 500 Post St., San Francisco,
CA $30 per person which includes a
buffet and a complimentary drink of
beer or wine. For more information
please call Yannis Paulus, MD at 650391-7364 or email at [email protected]
gmail.com.
January 22, 2011
PAA Chapter of Epimenides /
Ariadne present a Cretan Glendi
at Annunciation Cathedral, 245
Valencia St., San Francisco, CA (Valet
parking) 6:00 p.m. $50 / $30 (under
18) Proceeds benefit the Kazantzakis
Chair, Modern Greek Studies,
SFSU. Reserve your tickets: Diane
Kounalakis at [email protected]
net or call 650-343-6214.
January 28, 2011
29th Annual Crab Feed
hosted by the Annunciation
Cathedral Ladies Philoptochos
Society San Francisco. Cocktail
Reception 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30
p.m. $50 per person. Group tables
available at $500. Annunciation
Cathedral 245 Valencia Street San
Francisco, CA For reservations
phone 415-864-8000.
January 29, 2011
Dr. Tikey Zes honored for
Lifetime of Musical Service.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
parish of San Jose, CA will honor
Dr. Zes for his 60 years of service
to the Greek Orthodox Church in
America. $50.00 Adults and $25
for children under 12. St. Nicholas
Community Center For more
details, call 408-246-2770.
The Roumeli Society of the
SF Bay Area will feature live
music by Fotia, hors d’oeuvres,
no-host cocktails and dinner at
Ascension Cathedral’s Community
Center, 4700 Lincoln Ave.,
Oakland. $55 per person, $25
children under 12. Reservations
accepted until Jan. 25. Call Athena
Lagios 510-530-9273.
The American Hellenic
Council of California has
announced a night of dining
and dancing at St. John’s Church
in Anaheim, CA, in support of
13-year-old Christian Pappas in
his fight against cancer. Adults
$40, Children under 15, $20.
RSVP by Jan. 24 to Jenny
Kantzavelos 714-403-2456.
February 12, 2011
31st Annual Crab Feed
hosted by the Ascension
Liturgical Choir. Doors open
at 6:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres at
6:15 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
$40 adults; $20 children under
12. Live entertainment by
Chris Vitakes, Paul Fakaros,
Margarita Bezaitis, Frosene
Phillips, Giuliana Harris,
Andrea Holland, and more!
Ascension Cathedral 4700
Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA For
reservations and information, call
Kathleen DiGiovanni 510-6545266 after 6:00 p.m. or email
[email protected]
com.
February 26, 2011
Arcadians of Oakland
Skopi’s Annual
Macaronada and
Apokriatiko Glendi.
Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. at Ascension
Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln
Avenue in Oakland, CA. Music
by Mediterranean Soul. For
reservations: Nick Gianopoulos
510-537-9091.
Bay Area
Greek Orthodox Ascension Cathedral Community Center
4700 Lincoln Avenue • Oakland, California
for reserved tickets call 800-4948497 or go to Cappellaromana.org.
For more information, call
Athena Lagios (510) 530-9273
or Elias Tsiknis (650) 994-3322
January 28, 2011
The Annunciation Cathedral Ladies
Philoptochos Society San Francisco
29th Annual Crab Feed
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m. • Dinner: 7:30 p.m.
$50 per person • Group Tables Available at $500
Maximum Ten People Per Table
For reservations call: Annunciation Cathedral (415) 864-8000
Include with your check the names of all guests to be seated at the table along
with your name, address and telephone number. Send checks by January 10,
2011 to: Annunciation Philoptochos, Crab Feed • 245 Valencia Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
(Tickets will be held at the door) • Parking Available
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Hellenic Journal January 2011
northwest and pacific notes
By
Theodora
Dracopoulos
Argue
ROUVELAS ENDOWMENT
At the recent University of
Washington Hellenic Studies
Program Celebration Dinner
and Auction in Seattle, a
major gift gave a boost to the
Program as it continues toward
its goal of funding a full-time
position. Highlight of the
evening was the announcement
by Washington, DC,
attorney Emanuel Rouvelas of
the establishment in memory
of his parents of the Eleftherios
and Mary Rouvelas Endowed
Writing Prize in Hellenic
Studies. The endowment will
fund a prize for outstanding
writing among students in
the Hellenic Studies Program.
The award is in keeping with
the Hellenic tradition as
recorded in The Iliad, ancient
Olympic Games, and Athenian
theater competitions. Prizes
can extend Hellenic studies
by incentivizing research and
writing (or other activity) by
providing winner recognition
and financial support. Emanuel
and his wife Marilyn Rouvelas
who is author of the popular
Guide to Greek Traditions
and Customs in America are
both Washington State natives
and attended UW. The 12-yearold Hellenic Studies Program
currently has over 400 students
taking a variety of courses
including a college quarter
of study abroad in Athens or
Ioannina. Other speakers
included Dr. Angelos Pangratis,
Deputy Head of the Delegation
of the European Union to the
United States; Dr. Christine
Ingebritsen, UW Professor
of Scandinavian Studies and
Director of the UW Center of
West European Studies; Dr.
Resat Kasaba, Director of the
UW Henry M. Jackson School
of International Studies; and
Hellenic Studies Program Celebration participants (left
to right): John T. John, president of the Hellenes of the
Northwest and co-founder of the program; Emanuel and
Marilyn Rouvelas, endowment benefactors; Dr. Angelos
Pangratis, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European
Union to the United States; and Dr. Theodore Kaltsounis, UW
Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the Hellenic Studies
Program.
Photo by C.T. Argue
The new St. Demetrios Bookstore (above, left) was given in memory of Gus Sourapas by
his brother Steve Sourapas and family. Steve Sourapas (center, right) who along with his
family underwrote the construction of the designated space for the bookstore, is flanked by
Proistamenos Fr. Photios Dumont and Deacon Spyridon (Perry) Angelos. Chris Pallas (back)
who worked closely on the project, looks on. PHOTOS BY C.T. ARGUE
John T. John, president of the
Hellenes of the Northwest and a
co-founder of the program. The
Hellenic Studies Program has
received generous donations
from the Governments of
Greece and Cyprus, the
Onassis Foundation, the John
P. Angel Foundation, the
Vidalakis family, and numerous
members of the Greek-American
community. Last year, the
“300 Spartans” campaign was
launched to attract 300 people
to give $1000 each to reach the
final amount needed to fund
the position. Go to http://depts.
washington.edu/hellenic/ for more
information on the program.
started with Orthros and Divine
Liturgy followed by the blessing
of the dome by Fr. Leo Schefe,
Proistamenos of the parish, the
dome-raising, and a luncheon.
OCF HOUSE
St. George Church in
Eugene, OR, led by Fr.
Jerry Markopoulos, opened
St. Nectarios House near
the University of Oregon to
expand its Orthodox Christian
Fellowship (OCF) ministry
to college students—both
Orthodox and others interested
in learning about the faith. The
house is a meeting place and also
a residence for five young women,
with St. Vladimir’s Orthodox
Seminary graduate Ann Campbell
serving as house director. Events
include a monthly community
service project, a regular reading
group, reader services, and socials.
DOME-RAISING
On December 1, 2010, the
dome was raised onto the roof of
the new Holy Transfiguration
Church in Anchorage.
Construction started
in May. The placing
of the dome took
place amidst snow
and cold. While
much work still
remains to be done,
the parish’s goal
of enclosing the
structure has been
achieved before the
worst of the winter
weather falls on
Raising of the Dome on the new Holy
Anchorage. The day
Transfiguration Church in Anchorage, AK.
Orthodox
Bookstore
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800 N. Glendale Avenue
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NEW BOOKSTORE
Created out of thin air is the
cantilevered new St. Demetrios
Church Bookstore. It was
generously donated in memory
of Gus Sourapas by his brother
Steve Sourapas and family.
The bookstore has received rave
reviews from visitors. When in the
area, please stop in.
FAREWELL LUNCHEON
The Holy Trinity
Cathedral Parish Council and
Philoptochos hosted a Farewell
and Thank You Luncheon for
Father John and Presvytera
Anna Angelis on December 19,
as they completed their time in
Portland. He was Proistamenos
for over a year and transitional
priest as Fr. Jordan Brown
came to take over the reins.
Parishioners gathered to pay
their respects and express their
love for Father John who
gave so much of himself
to the community.
PAOI DIRECTOR IN
NW
His Eminence
Metropolitan Nikitas,
Patriarch Athenagoras
Orthodox Institute
(PAOI) Director, led two
retreats in December on
“Understanding the
Holy Nativity through
the Hymnology of
the Orthodox Church,” one
in Seattle at the Church of the
Assumption, and the other at St.
Sophia Church in Bellingham.
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January 2011 Hellenic Journal
faces welcome 2011
Announcement
2nd annual Greek
Heritage Night with the
Golden State Warriors
The Greek community is
invited to attend the Warriors vs.
Utah Jazz on Sunday, January 30
at 7 p.m. at ORACLE ARENA,
Oakland, CA. The evening offers
discounted tickets ($25-$65),
a commemorative rally towel,
pre-game festivities including the
National Anthem, and more. For
groups of 20 or more, all youth
18 and under in the group are
eligible to shoot a free throw
on the Warriors court following
the game. For tickets and more
details, contact Mark Stanga at
510-986-2260 or at [email protected]
gs-warriors.com.
Photo courtesy Golden State Warriors
GREEK NEWS
continued from page 6
Parthenon marbles return
A spokesman of the Culture
and Tourism Ministry’s press office
said in a statement to the ANAMPA that “the permanent return
of the Parthenon marbles to the
new Acropolis Museum remains
the steadfast demand of the Greek
state and of the Culture Ministry.
Moreover, Greece is prepared to
offer the British Museum classic
masterpieces of the country for
periodical exhibitions,” adding
that Culture and Tourism Minister
Pavlos Geroulanos never referred to
the issue of the marbles’ ownership
in his meeting with a reporter of the
British newspaper “The Times.”
The spokesman was referring to
a report appearing in the newspaper
that “Greece is trying to break
decades of stalemate with Britain
over the Elgin Marbles by dropping
its long-standing claim to ownership
of the sculptures in return for
the British Museum sending the
Acropolis artifacts back to Athens
on a long-term loan.”
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Row One
His Eminence
Metropolitan
Gerasimos and FDF
youth
Yiannis Ploutarhos
Litsa Miller, Eleni
Apostolopoulos, Fr.
Thomas J. Zaferes
Giuliana Harris
Jim Zervanos
Valerie Roumeliotis, Pat
Aleck
Ecumenical Patriarchate
Bartholomew
ROW TWO
Grace-Polyxeni Laliotis
Nancy and Nick Vidalakis
John and Wanda Gregory
Athan Karras of Blessed
Memory
Michael Psilakis
Hon. Steven G. Counelis
San Jose City
Councilman Pete
Constant
Dean Kamazes
ROW THREE
Theofanis Economidis,
Achilles Adamantiades,
Ambassador of
Greece to Poland His
Excellency Gabriel
Koptsidis
Zoye Fidler
Demetrios Liappas
George Marcus
Dina Titus
Doug Chase, George
Ahlas, Jim Vlamis, Dean
Gassoumis
George N. Gianopoulos
ROW FOUR
John Gumas
Gilles Marini
Chris Kokalis
Stefania Kaplanes
Dimitri Vorris
Vefa Alexiadou
Mayor Gavin Newsome,
Stefanie Roumeliotes
Phedon Papamichael
Archbishop Demitrios of
America
Anastasios B.
Mountanos
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We hope to see you at our
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Apokriatiko Glendi!
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continued from page 10
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