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Evzones to visit Adelaide for ‘Oxi Day’

In recognition of Australians standing shoulder to shoulder with Greek and other Allied forces in the Battle of Greece and the Battle of Crete in 1941, members of the Hellenic Presidential Guard will visit Adelaide next month to help commemorate ‘Oxi Day’, and unveil a memorial supported by the South Australian Government.

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Prime Minister and Mrs. Mitsotakis reviewing the iconography at Saint Nicholas National Shrine with Archbishop Elpidophoros and Fr. Loukas (Photo by D. Panagos)

The Holy Mountain/ Mount Athos monks Fr. Loukas and his assistant Fr. Pachimos, among the finest iconographers in the world, are in New York and are at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center working on the icons around the Church’s four main arches. 

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This year's charity gala "Blue Dream", organized by Father Alex Karloutsos every year in the Hamptons, was a huge success. Antonis Remos, who traveled to New York especially for the gala, excited everyone with his songs, in an evening that was unforgettable to everyone!

Greek and Armenian Aspirations for a Ponto-Armenian Federation

A lecture entitled Negotiating Identity: Greek and Armenian Aspirations for a Ponto-Armenian Federation will be presented by lawyer and writer Dean Kalimniou, on Thursday, 18 August 2022, 7 pm, at the Greek Centre and online, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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US President Joe Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Father Alex Karloutsos, the former vicar general of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, yesterday, Thursday, 7 July.

During his speech, Joe Biden described Father Alex, as he is widely known, as an “incredible leader” and “a man of deep moral clarity,” while praising his “unmatched humility and grace.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the USA’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values or security of the country, world peace, or other significant societal, public or private endeavors.

The US President this year presented the award to a total of 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Joe Biden served in the US Senate.

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