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This page lists events sponsored by the Hellenic Society Prometheas, as well as events sponsored by other organizations that will be of interest to our members.


Upcoming Events


  • Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:00pm:
    "Thermopylae: The battle that changed the world"
    View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).


  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:30pm:
    "Greek Independence Celebration"
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    St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).



  • Youth Art Painting Contest
  • The Hellenic Society Prometheas announces a Youth Art Painting Contest among students of the Greek Schools of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area and of the youth of members of Prometheas. The deadline for the application is June 1st 2016.
    Announcement in pdf   -   Announcement in MS Word
    Application in pdf   -   Application in MS Word



  • Past Events


    Cultural Events: Concerts & Programs


    • Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm:
      "OXI Day Celebration"
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      At the Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.
    • On Friday, April 27th, 2016 · 7:00 p.m. The HS Prometheas Presents
      “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body”
      Mediterranean, Cretan & Ikarian Diet
      Dr. Sam Pappas, MD and
      Elena Kyrgos, LMFT & NTP,
      View the flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Apopkriatiko Dinner Party - Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 6:30pm at Nostos Restaurant
      Costumes are more than welcome! * $50 per person plus wine/liquor and gratuities
      View the flyer (.pdf)
      8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-760-0690).
    • Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:30pm:
      "Greek Independence Celebration"
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).

    • Saturday, Januray 30, 2016 at 7pm. "Greek Letters Day Celebration" View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).

    • Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8pm The Hellenic Society Prometheas Invites you to a presentation by Stratos Tavoulareas: "Following the footsteps of Alexander the Great in the Silk Road (Central Asia)"
      part 1View the flyer... (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm:
       General Assembly Meeting: Elections and Fellowship Afternoon

      View the announcement... (.pdf)
      At the Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817.
    • On Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 8pm The HS Prometheas Presents A Lecture by Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou:     Socrates: Citizen, Soldier, Philosopher - A new perspective The lecture will be in English. Reception will follow
      View the flyer... (.pdf) Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda MD 20817
    • Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 8pm: Greek Movie    "Magic City"
      Admission: free, donations accepted. Language: Greek, no subtitles.
      Greek Movie flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm:    "The impact of modern genetics in medical practice"
      by Dr. Constantine Stratakis, MD, D(med) Sci, Scientific Director, NICHD, NIH
      Event Flyer 1View the flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).

    • Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 7:00pm; an arcaeology lecture at UMD
      "Apollo and Artemis on Kythnos"
      View FlyerView the Flyer... (.pdf)
      1400 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park.

    • Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm:    "An Evening with Poetry and Music - Kostis Palamas"
      The program will be in Greek and a reception will follow.
      Event Flyer 1View the flyer... (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm: Greek Movie    "Mikra Agglia"
      Admission: free, donations accepted. In Greek, with English subtitles, PG13.
      Greek Movie flyer (.pdf)
      Hellenic Center, 6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda MD 20817
    • Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm:    "Hellenic Authors' Literary Festival"
      A Literary Evening With Hellenic Authors from The Washington D.C. Area and New York
      Event Flyer 1View the flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 5pm: Documentary Screening    
      "To Plaikari: Luis Tikas, the Ludlow Massacre and the Greek Immigrant Struggle for Social Justice"

      View the flyer... (.pdf)
      Edward B. Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium
      Georgetown University, 37th and O St. NW, Washington DC 20057
      Free parking: Southwest garage, Canal Street entrance
    • Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8pm: Greek Movie    "El Greco"
      Admission: free, donations accepted. For all audiences.
      part 1Greek Movie flyer (.pdf)
      Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Frosene Center, 2815 36th Street, NW Washington DC 20007 - (202) 333-4730
    • OXI Day
      Tuesday, October 28th, 6:00 PM

      The Hellenic Center invites you to the commemoration of "OXI" Day
      part 1  View the flyer... (in pdf)

      Hellenic Center (6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm:    "Greek Chamber Music"Concert by Ellie Falaris Ganelin - flute, Mary Victoria Voutsas - piano, Anna Matijasic Hennesy - violin
      Event LinkView the flyer (.pdf)
      Hellenic Center (6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm:    "Greek Identity: Romiosyni"Ioannis Petropoulos, Professor, Democritus University, Thrace, Greece and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Nafplion, Greece
      Event FlyerView the flyer (.pdf)St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, May 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm:    "Women and Gender in Athenian Drama"
      Lecture by Prof. Angeliki Tzanetou, Department of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      part 1View the flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Saturday, April 26th - 12pm-4pm:    "Hellenic Career Connections"
      A networking event aiming at bringing together high school students, college students and graduate students, as well as leaders and professionals from the Greek Community in the DC metro area.
      part 1View the flyer...
      At the Hellenic Center (6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8pm: Greek Movie    "Dis Diefthyntis"
      Admission: free, donations accepted. For all audiences.
      part 1Greek Movie flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:30pm:
      "Greek Independence Celebration"
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Hall (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Saturday, February 1st, 2014 8:00 PM: Book Presentation: The Parthenon Enigma
      A new understanding of the world's most iconic building and the people who made it
      part 1  View the flyer... (in pdf)

      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8pm The Hellenic Society "Prometheas" invites you to: An Evening of Poetry and Music.
      Celebrating 150 years since the birth of Constantine P. Cavafy
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30pm:
      General Assembly Meeting and Elections
      part 1View the flyer (.pdf)
      Hellenic Center (6506 Bells Mill Road, Bethesda, MD 20817).
    • Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 6pm: A Documentary Film,
      "Smyrna, The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City 1900 - 1922"
      Tickets: $20, Students $15, Free Parking Inside Bldg. Katzen Box Office: 202-885-3634, http://american.tix.com
      part 1Smyrna Documentary Flyer... (.pdf)
      ****AS OF 11/02/2013 THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT *****
      No more tickets available

      Katzen Arts Center American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC, 20016.
    • Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm, Excavation on the Hill of Ayios Vasileios, Xerocambi, Laconia - presentation
      by Adamantia Vasilogamvrou, Director Emerita of Antiquities, Greek Archaeological Service, Ministry of Culture, Greece
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8pm, Lecture/book presentation by Dr. Harry Mavromatis, Professor Emeritus at the American University of Beirut. "Lost Edens". A book about Cyprus the decade before it gained its independence from Britain.
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Book Presentation: Queen of Cities, Friday, November 16th, 8:00 PM
      A Historical Novel on the Fall of Constantinople - at Hellenic Center (6506 Bells Mill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817).
      part 1  View the flyer... (in pdf)
    • A screening of the documentary “Byzantium after Byzantium”
      Thursday, November 1st, 8:00 PM

      St. Sophia Cathedral/Frosene Education Center
      part 1  View the invitation flyer... (in pdf)

      36th Street and Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007.
    • Friday, June 15, at 8:00pm: Lecture on Diet, Spiritual and Physical Health.
      Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being by Dr. Esther Sternberg M.D.
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, May 18 at 8:00pm: Musical Evening
      Spyros Koliavasilis and the “Mortes”
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).

    • Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 5:30pm:
      "Greek Independence Celebration"
      View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Hall, (3149 Glenn Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041).

    • Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8pm: An Evening of Poetry and Music
      Celebrating 100 Years Since the Birth of Odysseas Elytis, Nobel Prize for Literature.
      part 1View the Flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).

    • Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8pm: Dr. Robert Crist, Professor Emeritus, University of Athens Department of English Studies & Postgraduate Program in Literary Translation “Constantine Vamvacas's: The Founders of Western Thought - The Presocratics” The Story of a Book and Its Translation part 1View the flyer... (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).

    • Friday, September 23, 2011, at 8:00pm: "Kafeneio."
      part 1 Kafeneio flyer... (in pdf)
      St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church (3149 Glen Carlyn road, Falls Church, VA 22041).
    • Friday, June 3, 2011 at 8pm: Panel Discussion "The Greek Economy after One Year of Reform: Progress and Challenges"
      Discussion will cover major economic developments and key policy issues
      part 1The Greek Economy after One Year of Reform flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall (7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817).

    • Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8pm:
      Fukushima Nuclear Accident: Status and Implications

      Dr. George Apostolakis, Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
      part 1Lecture on Fukushima accident flyer (.pdf)
      St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Frosene Center (2815 36th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20007).

    • Monday, November 29, 2010, at 8:00pm: "Omada Aigaiou"
      A presentation to raise awareness about everyday issues facing the remote islands in Greece and inform how they are addressed.
      part 1Omada Aigaiou flyer (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, June 18, 2010: Panel discussion "The Greek Economy in Crisis: Causes and the Way Forward"
      part 1"The Greek Economy in Crisis" summary (.pdf)
    • Friday, May 14, 2010: A Greek Musical Evening to benefit the Haiti earthquake victims. Panayiotis Haliyannis clarino & Nikos Halkias piano.
      part 1 Haiti Info Sheet (.ppt)
      part 1 Press Release for Haiti Fundraising (.pdf)
      part 1 Response Letter from SOILV (.pdf)
    • Friday, April 23, 2010, at 8:00pm: A presentation by:Dr. Andromache Karanika "Oral Tradition and Folk Songs in Antiquity: New perspectives on Homer & Lyric Poetry"
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, January 29, 2010 at 8pm: Celebration of the Greek Letters Day.
      part 1Greek Letters Day 2010 speech (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8pm: An Evening with Poetry and Music.
      part 1An Evening with Poetry and Music speech (.pdf)
      St. George Greek Orthodox Church (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
    • Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm. "We and the Universe", a lecture by Dr. Markos Georganopoulos at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall.
    • Tuesday, October 27: "Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos)" by Stratos Tavoulareas.
      part 1Holy Mountain lecture slides (part 1) (.pdf, 9.08MB)
      part 2Holy Mountain lecture slides (part 2) (.pdf, 10.77MB)
      Mount Athos Mount Athos (.pps)
    • "A Musical Evening with Nikos Zoidakis and his Orchestra," sponsored by the Cretan Association of Greater Washington, D.C.
    • Annual Midwinter Gala, sponsored by His Excellency the Ambassador of Greece and Mrs. Alexandros Mallias. 2009's theme was "Thessaloniki: Jewel of the Ages."
    • Performance of Panayati Karousos' "Prometheus" by the District of Columbia Symphony Orchestra and soloists, conducted by Grant Gilman.


    Lectures/Seminars


    • Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Panel Discussion on "Greece at the Crossroads - How Can We Help?"
      part 1 Summary of the meeting (in pdf)

      Dr. Stamatis Krimigis, Chairman of the National Council for Research & Technology (NCRT) of Greece
      part 1 Dr. Krimigis presentation (slides in pdf)

      Panelists:
      Prof. John Baras, University of Maryland
      part 1 Dr. Baras presentation (slides in pdf)

      Dr. George Pavlakis, National Cancer Institute (part of NIH) and member of NCRT
      part 1 Dr. Pavlakis presentation (slides in pdf)

      Moderator
      Dr. Achilles Adamantiades, Energy and Environment Consultant

    • Sunday, March 20 2011 - The 190thAnniversary of the Greek Independence. Tribute to Lord Byron (.doc), delivered by Elina Karmokolia and Magdalene Kantartzi.
    • Tuesday, October 27: "Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain (Mount Athos)" by Stratos Tavoulareas.
      part 1Holy Mountain lecture slides (part 1) (.pdf, 9.08MB)
      part 2Holy Mountain lecture slides (part 2) (.pdf, 10.77MB)
    • "Greece in World War II" with Dr. Evangelos Athanasopoulos.
    • "Changes in the Society and Family Structure in the Late Byzantine Period" with Dr. Fotini Kondyli, Research Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks.
    • Pedro Lastra and Rigas Kappatos presented their book Gabriela Mistral: Her Best Poems on Thursday, April 2, 2009. This was a reprise of an event held in November of 2008 at the Benaki Museum in Athens.
    • "The Greek Heritage of Lviv, Ukraine," lecture given by Professor Ihor Lylo of Ivan Franko State University of Lviv at the Ukrainian Embassy on February 20, 2009. Text of Professor Lylo's lecture
    • "The Greek Legacy on the Roman Bay of Naples," lecture given by Carol Mattuch, Professor of Art History at George Mason University.
    • "Hellenic Paideia and Church Fathers: Educational Principles and Cultural Heritage," lecture given in honor of Greek Letters Day 2009 by Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos, Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Text of Dr. Constantelos' lecture
    • "Christopher Columbus: A Greek Nobleman," lecture by James Marketos. Text of Mr. Marketos' lecture (.pdf)
    • "The Issue of FYROM's Name in a Critical Turn: The Role of Omogenia" with H.E. Ambassador Alexandros Mallias, the Ambassador of Greece.
    • "The Delightful Poetry of Odysseus Elytis"
    • "The Poetry of Yiannis Ritsos and George Seferis"
    • "Karaghiozis with Evgenios Spatharis"

      Prometheus Bound by Nicholas-Sebastien Adam
    Prometheus Bound by Nicholas-Sebastien Adam
      Black figure kylix of Prometheus and Atlas
    Black figure kylix of Prometheus & Atlas, c. 550 B.C.
      Prometheus chained to Mount Caucasus
    Prometheus chained to Mount Caucasus (image from Bob Fisher's Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable)
      Prometheus and Hera
    Prometheus and Hera, from an Attic red-figured kylix, c. 490-480 B.C.

     
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