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Greek-American Students to be Mentored by Some of the Community’s Biggest Names

2022-06-13T14:34:06-04:00

Greek-American Students to be Mentored by Some of the Community's Biggest Names WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2022 -- Over 40 of the most prominent Greek-Americans will be mentoring Greek-American college students online August 9-11, 2022. The deadline for applications to the sixth annual National Hellenic Society Heritage America Program is Friday, July 29, 2022. Stavridis, Tenet, Negroponte…Dukakis, Podesta, Stephanopoulos, Psaki, Priebus…Sarbanes, Bilirakis, Titus, Malliotakis, Pappas…NowThis, Fox News, New York Times, Georgetown Cupcakes, Spotify, Facebook…Archbishop Elpidophoros, the Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus. They are all regular participants in this remarkable program. A full list of participants from last year's program may [...]

Greek-American Students to be Mentored by Some of the Community’s Biggest Names2022-06-13T14:34:06-04:00

Historic Visit of Greek Prime Minister to Washington, DC

2022-05-23T12:15:38-04:00

Historic Visit of Greek Prime Minister to Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC, May 23, 2022 - Greece took its rightful place in America’s pantheon of important foreign entities as the Hellenic Republic’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, became the first Greek Prime Minister in history to address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress at the invitation of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. All the elaborate pomp and ceremony afforded a President of the United States at a State of the Union Address, including having the Vice President of the United States and the Speaker of the House sitting behind him as he spoke, was afforded the [...]

Historic Visit of Greek Prime Minister to Washington, DC2022-05-23T12:15:38-04:00

Greek Prime Minister’s historic Congressional address Tuesday

2022-05-15T12:01:33-04:00

Greece Invented, Lost, and Regained Democracy It Has Lessons for the U.S. Prime Minister Mitsotakis addresses Congress this week to celebrate shared values. by Andy and Mike Manatos May 14, 2022 https://washingtonmonthly.com/2022/05/14/greece-invented-lost-and-regained-democracy-it-has-lessons-for-the-u-s/ Democracy is in trouble here and abroad. According to the highly regarded World Values Survey data, most Americans under 60 do not consider it “absolutely essential” to live in a democracy. In fact, for the first time since 2004, the Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) recently recorded more autocratic states than democracies around the world. It’s more than a little timely that on May 17, the Prime Minister [...]

Greek Prime Minister’s historic Congressional address Tuesday2022-05-15T12:01:33-04:00

Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis to Make Historic Presentation

2022-04-28T15:28:38-04:00

Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis to Make Historic Presentation WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2022 — Never before in US history has a Prime Minister of Greece addressed a Joint Meeting of the US Congress. Such an historic address will take place by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on May 17. In addition, Mitsotakis will join only 8 other world leaders who have addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress since 2015.  They include: Pope Francis, the Prime Ministers of India, Japan and Israel, and the Presidents of Afghanistan, France and Ukraine and the NATO Secretary General. Today Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, along with the bi-partisan leadership of both the US Senate [...]

Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis to Make Historic Presentation2022-04-28T15:28:38-04:00

Maryland Celebrates Greek Independence

2022-03-29T14:03:28-04:00

Maryland Celebrates Greek Independence BALTIMORE, MD, March 27, 2022 — Maryland’s Greek-American community and philhellenes joyfully participated in the annual Maryland Greek Independence Day Parade in Baltimore’s historic Greek Town on Sunday. Life-long Marylanders Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos were honored to serve as the 2022 Parade’s Grand Marshalls. Representing the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America was His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia. Also participating were New Jersey Diocese Chancellor Father Christoforos Oikonomidis, and priests from the surrounding Greek Orthodox churches in Maryland, including Father Michael Pastrikos of St. Nicholas which hosted the liturgy and [...]

Maryland Celebrates Greek Independence2022-03-29T14:03:28-04:00

Next Generation of Menendez Headed for US Congress

2022-02-16T19:45:01-05:00

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2022 — Today Robert Menendez, Jr, the son of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, met in Washington, DC with the Ambassadors of Greece and Cyprus and Greek-American and Cypriot-American community leaders. Last month Menendez, Jr. announced that he is running for the US Congress to represent his father’s former seat in the House, New Jersey’s 8th Congressional district.  He is heavily favored to win this election. While Menendez, Jr. has been to Greece and Cyprus numerous times over the years with his father and Cypriot-American leader Tasos Zambas, he took the time today to [...]

Next Generation of Menendez Headed for US Congress2022-02-16T19:45:01-05:00

The Contribution of Father Alex

2022-02-16T19:42:36-05:00

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2022 - We thought you might find this piece in today's Kathimerini of interest. The Contribution of Father Alex Andy Manatos & Mike Manatos 15 February 2022 The stature of the Greek-American community and its influence on America’s leaders has, over time, quite significantly benefited Greece, Cyprus and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. One of the individuals who has made an extraordinary contribution to that stature and influence is Father Alex Karloutsos, who recently announced that he is “retiring but not retreating.” For decades he served as the right hand of world-renowned Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios and of [...]

The Contribution of Father Alex2022-02-16T19:42:36-05:00

Andy Manatos Receives Phidippides Award for Passionate Advocacy of Hellenism

2021-12-10T14:03:56-05:00

Andy Manatos Receives Phidippides Award for Passionate Advocacy of Hellenism WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2021 — Hellenic Public Radio - COSMOS FM presented its prestigious Phidippides Award for Passionate Advocacy of Hellenism to Andy Manatos at their 26th annual Gala in New York City on December 2. Previous recipients of this award have included:  His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Senator Paul Sarbanes, Congressman John Brademas and a number of Greek-American community leaders with whom the Manatos family has had the pleasure of working, many for decades, including: Andrew Athens, Merkerious Angeliades, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Dimitrios & Georgia Kaloidis, Dennis Mehiel, Nikos Mouyiaris, Constantine Papadakis, Michael Psaros, Ted Spyropoulos and Kyriakos Tsakopoulos, among [...]

Andy Manatos Receives Phidippides Award for Passionate Advocacy of Hellenism2021-12-10T14:03:56-05:00

Andrew Manatos Installed as Senator for Orthodoxy and Hellenism

2021-10-25T18:47:25-04:00

Andrew Manatos Installed as Senator for Orthodoxy and Hellenism WASHINGTON, DC, October 25, 2021 — During the Apostolic Visit of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the US, Andrew Manatos was installed as a member of the first class of “Senators for Orthodoxy and Hellenism.” This ceremony took place on October 24 at the St. Sophia Cathedral in Washington, DC and was presided over by His Eminence Elder-Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon and His Eminence Archbishop of America Elpidophoros. In presenting this “distinction of the highest order” to men and women who “have produced a hundredfold through their harvests [...]

Andrew Manatos Installed as Senator for Orthodoxy and Hellenism2021-10-25T18:47:25-04:00

Massive Education Campaign of US Congress on Extraordinary Importance of Ecumenical Patriarch A Huge Success

2021-10-21T13:08:32-04:00

Massive Education Campaign of US Congress on Extraordinary Importance of Ecumenical Patriarch A Huge Success WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2021 – On the eve of the Apostolic Visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Washington, DC, US Senators and Members of the House representing 79% of the American people wrote to the President of the United States about the extraordinary importance and accomplishments of His All Holiness. A remarkable 182 Members of the House and 50 US Senators (lists below) – from all parts of the country and all political ideologies - added their names to a letter (full text below) [...]

Massive Education Campaign of US Congress on Extraordinary Importance of Ecumenical Patriarch A Huge Success2021-10-21T13:08:32-04:00