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Sunday, April 8, 2018

'Christ is risen. Truly, He is risen': Easter celebrated by Worcester's Orthodox Christians

WORCESTER -- With candles, ancient sung prayers and chocolate rabbits at the end, Worcester's GREEK Orthodox faithful celebrated Easter on Sunday at St. Spyridon Cathedral. The cathedral across from Elm Park on Russell Street was filled for the Pascha, or Easter, liturgy. Metropolitan Methodios ...


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What a difference a week makes! Queen Letizia and mother-in-law Queen Sofia put on a united ...

Queen Sofia: The daughter of King Paul of GREECE and Frederica of Hanover, she married Juan Carlos in 1962. ... After the video emerged, Marie Chantal of GREECE, who is married to Crown Prince Pavlos - King Felipe's cousin - weighed in on the controversy, writing on Twitter: 'No grandmother ...


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Regency Casino Thessaloniki happy with Smash Smash Festival performance

After becoming the first casino in GREECE to take delivery of the Smash Smash Festival linked slots innovation in October, Regency Casino Thessaloniki has reportedly declared that it is more than pleased with the performance of the units. According to a Thursday report from G3Newswire, Smash Smash ...


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‘Troy: Fall of a City’ Review: ‘The Iliad’ Becomes Just Another Story in Netflix Series that Tells Greek Mythology by the Book

Few stories in history have such a clear starting point as the feud of Troy and Sparta, as told by Homer in the annals of Greek mythology. A literal classic tale of affection, duty, honor, family, and betrayal that plays out on a bloody stage, the ...


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Hellenic Dancers of NJ 46th Anniversary Taverna Night!

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) presents its 46th Anniversary Taverna Night Dinner Dance, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Kimisis Tis Theotokou GREEK Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel, NJ. Beginning at 6:30pm, attendees will enjoy a full GREEK dinner buffet ...


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Trash-Talking Toward Conflict?

Greece and Turkey have played decisive roles in each other's history, and this determines their relations today. The GREEKS rebelled against almost four centuries of Ottoman rule in 1821 and, after years of war (and foreign intervention), won their freedom with the declaration of the GREEK state in 1830.


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No Alternative Ways to Peaceful Coexistence With Turkey

They must be resolved peacefully, on the basis of international law," Kotzias said when asked whether GREECE was preparing for a possible war with Turkey. At the same time, the minister stressed that the intention to solve problems peacefully should not be seen as a weakness. "My Turkish friends must ...


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Turkish overflights in Aegean follow defence minister's visit

Turkish overflights in the Aegean continued on Sunday with two fighter jets entering Athens's FIR, ignoring an informal moratorium on military activity that is customary between GREECE and Turkey during major religious holidays. All violations were carried out by two Turkish F-16 jets which flew over the ...


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Troy: Fall Of A City episode 8 review: Offering

However, there are a couple of things we need for that to work. For one thing, the First World War and the Holocaust are both real events, so watching them unfold in fictional form is a way of understanding them. While there were, no doubt, wars between GREEKS and Trojans in the second millennium BC, ...


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Tasmin Little, Irish National Opera, Chris Blake, Greek Mythology

John chats with violinist Tasmin Little ahead of her performance of Elgar's Violin Concerto with the Ulster Orchesta. Peter Whelen on Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, the inaugural production from Irish National Opera. Oboist Chris Blake with music by Albinoni ...


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Greece to Restrict Access to Majestic Cretan Beach

Greece is set to impose restrictions on the number of bathers to protect the environment and avoid congestion at one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece: Elafonisi in Crete. A presidential decree expected to be issued after the Easter holiday period ...


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One hundred refugees and migrants rescued in the Aegean

One hundred refugees and migrants were rescued by the GREEK coast guard and the European Union's border agency Frontex in the eastern Aegean at dawn on Sunday ... Another 44 people were located and rescued by the GREEK coast guard east of Agathonisi, an islet a few miles off the Turkish coast.


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Monroe County Clerk Bello to host 'Raise the Flag'

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - In honor of Donate Life Month, Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello and members of local DMV offices operated by Bello's office raised a 'Donate Life' flag on Sunday outside the Mall at GREECE Ridge at the flagpole. Clerk Bello will discuss goals for organ donation signups ...


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Turkish minister calls Kammenos a 'political comedian'

The level of the statements of the impertinent political comedian who bears the title of Defence Minister of GREECE is a matter of Greek government. They are statements that have to be condemned by the EU. Otherwise, EU solidarity will not be based on principles. It becomes a cold war kind of hollow ...


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Orthodox Christians observe Easter with candles, prayers

Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. In GREECE, the faithful attended Easter Mass holding candles lit with "Holy Fire" from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.


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Stepping up: Students build confidence, discipline through dance routines

While stepping remains a standard on many college campuses, including the University of Toledo, where it's spotlighted during an annual Jam Session organized by the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural GREEK Council, it's increasingly been filtering into high schools, middle schools, and ...


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Holy Saturday in Greektown NYC

The streets bustled with life in Astoria, Queens, the heartland of GREEK-Americans in New York City, on Saturday, as people prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter. Along the main streets of the neighborhood, particularly on Ditmars Boulevard, families were seen carrying brown shopping bags filled with ...


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Green shoots of recovery but little relief for GREEKS

Also last month, Sir Suma Chakrabati, president of the European Bank of Restructuring and Development, added his voice to a chorus of support for a GREEK exit from the programme. Yet for many in Greece there has been no recovery, particularly among the once-healthy middle class. An old GREEK ...


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Fans go wild as Brazilian superstar comes to town with UEFA Champions League trophy

“The grand prize winners will 'Share The Drama' of the Champions League final with fans from across the globe at the City of Champions in Athens, GREECE,” added Ee Lin. Thanks to Heineken, football fans have previously been treated to one-of-a-kind viewing experiences alongside football greats, in a ...


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Kotzias blames escalation of tension on Turkey's arrogance

GREECE'S Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has blamed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his dreams of hegemony in the region for the recent escalation in tension between the two countries. In an interview to Germany's Spiegel, Kotzias said that the Turkish leader has entered a phase of ...


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The Ancient Greek Boy and his Yo-Yo

The very first depiction of a yo-yo is to be found on an ancient Greek vase from the 5th century BC, where a boy can be seen playing with the timeless toy. The yo-yo is the second-oldest known toy after dolls, according to historians. Its origins are ...


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GREEKS celebrate Easter in solidarity with those in need

ATHENS, April 8 (Xinhua) -- GREEK Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter Sunday, one of the most significant holidays on their calendar without forgetting those in need. As relatives and friends gathered around the family table to eat the traditional lamb roasted on spit and crack Easter eggs, wishing ...


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Susan McKinney

This is the third book in the Olympus Bound trilogy by Jordanna Max Brodsky. Brodsky has written a world where the GREEK gods hid amongst humanity as their worship declined and they stopped being immortal. To recap, in the first two books, an evil cult is murdering the hiding GREEK gods for some ...


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Footage of GREEK Easter liturgy becomes viral

For most GREEK Orthodox Christians, the most popular time to be in Church is on the night of Holy Saturday, when the Easter Divine Liturgy culminates in celebratory chanting and fireworks. But for the parishioners of the Church of Panagia Evangelistria in Chios, nothing beats the Holy Saturday morning ...


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Our Everyday Greek: This Easter We Speak in Greek about Holy Week

Common phrases we use on Holy Week. Τη Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα πηγαίνουμε στην εκκλησία. TEE meYAli evdoMAda piYEnoome STEEn ekliSEEa. On Holy Week we go to […] The post Our Everyday Greek: This Easter We Speak in Greek about Holy Week appeared first on The National Herald.


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This Week in Greek History

April 8: On this day in 1798, renowned Greek poet Dionysios Solomos was born on Zakynthos while the island was under control of France lead […] The post This Week in Greek History appeared first on The National Herald.


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Greek American Student Thomas Verveniotis Honored by the New York Knicks (Vid & Pics)

NEW YORK – The New York Knicks will recognize Corinne McGetrick of Southside Middle School in Rockville Centre, NY and Thomas Verveniotis of McKinley IS 259 in Brooklyn, NY […] The post Greek American Student Thomas Verveniotis Honored by the New York Knicks (Vid & Pics) appeared first on The National Herald.


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Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria Stresses Importance of Greek Economy’s Resurrection

The Greek people and Greece deserve their own resurrection after all these years of torment due to the economic crisis, the Patriarch Theodore II of […] The post Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria Stresses Importance of Greek Economy’s Resurrection appeared first on The National Herald.


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Citing Gold Mine Verdict, New Democracy Says SYRIZA Anti-Investor

ATHENS – After a Canadian gold mine company won a decision against the Radical Left SYRIZA’s attempt to rein in an operation in northern Greece, […] The post Citing Gold Mine Verdict, New Democracy Says SYRIZA Anti-Investor appeared first on The National Herald.


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Austerity Drives Greek Salaries to Near Slashed Pension Levels

ATHENS – Greece’s relentless eight-year economic and austerity crisis has driven 1.5 million people, nearly 15 percent of the country, into poverty with no end […] The post Austerity Drives Greek Salaries to Near Slashed Pension Levels appeared first on The National Herald.


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Editorial: Why we publish

The Daily article raises other questions that need to be discussed. How often do GREEK organizations violate their own underage drinking policies? What is being done to ensure policies are being followed? What is the University doing to learn how Hoenig's death can help keep other students safe?


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Eastern Orthodox Church prepares for Easter Sunday

22News shot video of the faithful at Saint Luke GREEK Orthodox Church in East Longmeadow during this week's holy Friday services. There are years when the GREEK Orthodox Easter Sunday falls several weeks later, and as much as a month and a half later than when other Christians observe the day of ...


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Kammenos expresses hope 'freedom will come soon' for GREEK soldiers

“Our thoughts and the thoughts of all GREEKS, is with the lieutenant and the sergeant who are held in high security prisons in Edirne. We hope freedom will come soon for them,” he said during a visit to military outposts on the islets of Oinousses and Farmakonisi in the North Aegean and the Dodecanese.


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Body of Turkish woman fleeing to GREECE found weeks after boat capsized

Turkish authorities have found the body of Aslı Doğan, a Turkish woman who went missing after a refugee boat carrying eight people capsized in the river that marks the border of Turkey and GREECE on Feb. 13, 2018. Thousands of people have fled Turkey due to a massive witch-hunt launched by the ...


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GREEK soldiers are not subject to an exchange, says Turkish deputy PM

The two GREEK soldiers who have been imprisoned in Edirne since straying into Turkish territory during a regular border patrol near the northeastern border last month are not subject to an exchange, Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday, seeking to dissociate the issue from the ...


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Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden Visits Oslo for Holy Tuesday

Marked the celebration of the Annunciation of the Theotokos and Greek Independence Day


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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expresses hope Greek soldiers in Turkish prison return home

Bartholomew said Turkish authorities granted permission for Adrianople Metropolitan to visit two soldiers


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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bozdag denies rumours of exchange between two imprisoned Greek soldiers and 8 Turkish soldiers in Greece

Turkish President Erdogan had indirectly linked two cases


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GREEK Coast Guard rescue 17 refugees

(MENAFN) An e-mail press has revealed that GREEK Coast Guard have rescued 17 refugees from a boat of Chios island in the Aegean Sea. The GREEK Coast Guard declared that the refugees,whose nationalities haven't been released,were safely taken to the island's port. The rescue operations took ...


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Relations with Turkey made worse by GREEK gov't mismanagement

One recent example of a 'war of words' between Athens and Ankara is GREEK Defence Mnister Panos Kammenos, describing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “mad” and accusing him of illegally orchestrating the arrest of two border guards who are being held in an Edirne prison on suspicion ...


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Patriarch’s Envoy Brings Easter Visit to Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

Five weeks into being held in Turkey – after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ office said they would have been swiftly returned – two Greek soldiers […] The post Patriarch’s Envoy Brings Easter Visit to Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkish Minister Says Inept Greek Politicians Ruining Ties

With tensions still high between the countries, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag blamed Greek ministers he said aren’t qualified although it’s his country that […] The post Turkish Minister Says Inept Greek Politicians Ruining Ties appeared first on The National Herald.


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Turkey Stops 234 Migrants Heading for Greece, More Keep Coming

With more arrivals rising on Greek islands, Turkey’s Coast Guard said it caught 203 illegal migrants along the Aegean shore as they were trying to […] The post Turkey Stops 234 Migrants Heading for Greece, More Keep Coming appeared first on The National Herald.


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Thousands of Orthodox Christians hold 'Holy Fire' ceremony in Jerusalem

The GREEK Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church. Christians made up more than 18 percent of the population of the Holy Land when Israel was founded in 1948, but now form less than two percent, mostly Orthodox. Israeli police, which secure the event, ...


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Representative of Ecumenical Patriarch to visit GREEK soldiers

The Metropolitan of Adrianoupolis Amphilochios will visit on Sunday the two GREEK soldiers who have been detained in Turkey since March, after accidentally crossing into the neighboring country during a border patrol, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said on Saturday, after delivering his ...


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GREEKS of Alexandria Return for Special Ceremony

Members of the once-thriving GREEK community of Alexandria will return once more to the city they grew up in to attend a ceremony on May 1. The presidents of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will take part in the event in the Library of Alexandria. The event is part of the program 'Nostos, the Return' in the ...


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Circe by Madeline Miller review – GREEK classic thrums with contemporary relevance

The book was a surprise hit, winning Miller – then a Latin and GREEK teacher – the Orange prizecorrect and a place on the bestseller lists. What she was doing was nothing new – writers have been reimagining Homer's work since the Aeneid – but the contemporary tone and modern sensibility did ...


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Greece to Submit Bid to UNESCO for ‘Exile Island’

Greece is preparing to submit an application to UNESCO to recognize the uninhabited island of Makronisos; an island where tens of thousands of political prisoners were once held, as a World Heritage Site. The island is located near the southernmost tip of ...


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Why Greek Orthodox and Catholic Easter will Never Coincide After 2700

This year, Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Christians — who use different liturgical calendars — celebrated Easter one week apart, with the former being on April 1 and the latter April 8. In 2017 the celebration coincided exactly. In 2017, Easter came at ...


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Today in History: The Venus de Milo was found in 1820

The statue is believed to have originated some time between 130 BC and 100 BC in the Hellenistic Age in GREECE, and is thought to have been carved by Alexandros of Antioch. The sculpture, made from six or seven slabs of Parian marble, stands slightly larger than life-size at 2,03m tall and is believed ...


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