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Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:30 p.m.: “Καλή σου νύχτα κυρ’ Αλέξανδρε”
Screening of the movie on Alexandros Papadiamantis by Yannis Smaragdis, with
Vasilis Diamantopoulos and music by Eleni Karaindrou. In Greek. St. George’s Founders Hall
Friday, November 1, 2019, 4 p.m.: Manuscripts, Liturgy and Society: Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Daily Life and Social History.
Professor Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna) will be with us here at the School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America, for a fascinating lecture. Happel Room, Caldwell Hall, The Catholic University of America.
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7 p.m.: Remembering the Jews of Greece. A special evening of stories and Ladino songs old and new.
Sarah Aroeste voice, Ellie Falaris Ganelin flute, Shai Bachar piano. The United Church, 1920 G St., NW., Washington, DC. Suggested donation: $20 advance/$25 at the door. Donate online at GreekChamberMusic.com. The event is co-presented by the Greek Chamber Music Project, The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, The United Church, and in cooperation with the Rabin Chair Forum at George Washington University and the Hellenic Society Prometheas.
Sunday, November 16, 2019: Roza of Smyrna (Η Ρόζα της Σμύρνης)
Screening of the Film Roza of Smyrna (Η Ρόζα της Σμύρνης), at St. Sophia’s Frosene Center. In Greek with English subtitles.
Sunday, December 1, 2019: Prometheas Board elections
The Hellenic Society Prometheas is a social and cultural nonprofit organization created in 1978 and based in Washington, D.C. Its goals are to promote the ideals of Hellenism and Hellenic culture both past and present, as well as to provide society members with a forum through which to pursue matters of common interest.
Current Newsletter Available:
Approaching the Divine: Life and Art on Mount Athos – St. George Greek Orthodox Church Founders Hall – Friday, May 10, 2019
Discussion of various aspects of monastic life on Mount Athos, the everyday life of this peculiar monastic politeia, their prayer, work and food, and the Athonite architecture and masterpieces of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art, such as wall-paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and other treasures.
Tsimpoukis Mount Athos (.pdf)
A musical tribute to Nikos Gatsos – St. George Greek Orthodox Church Grand Hall – Sunday, April 14, 2019
More than 250 friends of Prometheas came to Saint George’s Grand Hall on April 14 and enjoyed a wonderful evening filled with the best-loved melodies of Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Stavros Xarhakos and more. Mortes gave a great performance highlighting the poetry of Gatsos and the music of our great composers.
The 198th Anniversary of the Historic Declaration of the Greek War for Independence
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, The Hellenic Society Prometheas, in cooperation with the Hellenic organizations of the Washington D.C. area, celebrated the 198th Anniversary of Greek Independence at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD. The keynote speaker, Harris Mylonas, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, discussed “The Role of the Greek Diaspora in the War of Independence.”
Greek Independence Day 2019 (.pdf)
Kazantzakis, a film (2017) by Yiannis Smaragdis
The film was screened at Katzen Arts Center, American University on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at 3:00 at p.m. It is the true story of one of the greatest Greek authors of the 20th century, Nikos Kazantzakis, based on his autobiography “Report to Greco.” A story of love, faith of one author who survived the adversities and cruelties of his time, making his life’s work live through the ages.
Prometheas in the news:
Greek Letters’ Day Celebration
For the 32st consecutive year, on Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Hellenic Society Prometheas celebrated the Greek Letters’ Day honoring the memory of the Three Hierarchs. St. George’s Greek School Director, Eirini Iatrou, was the keynote speaker on “The Timelessness of the Greek Language”. Students of the Washington DC Metropolitan area Greek schools received Prometheas Hellenic Language and Culture awards, followed by the cutting of the Society’s Vassilopitta.
Prometheas’ 40th Anniversary Celebration
On Saturday, December 1st 2018, we celebrated Hellenic Society Prometheas’ 40th Anniversary!
Program – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)
Video with Greetings from Past Presidents and Founding Members:
Event Photo Album:
Flyer – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)