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Upcoming Events


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.

Event Flyer:

part 1 Remembering the Jews of Greece


Sunday, November 16, 2019: Rosa of Smyrna (Η Ρόζα της Σμύρνης)

Screening of the Film Rosa of Smyrna (Η Ρόζα της Σμύρνης), at St. Sophia’s Frosene Center. In Greek with English subtitles.

Event Flyer:

part 1 Rosa of Smyrna


Sunday, December 1, 2019: Prometheas Board elections

Details TBA



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.




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Recent Events

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

Event Flyer:

part 1 Good night Mr. Alexandros

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.

Event Flyer:

part 1 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.

Event Flyer:

part 1 Musical Tribute to Nikos Gatsos (.pdf)


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.”

Event Flyer:

part 1 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:

part 1  National Herald – Kazantzakis Film Screened in Washington DC 

Event Flyer:

part 1 Flyer_Kazantzakis (.pdf)


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!

Members Release:  

Members Release – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

Event Program:    

Program – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

Video with Greetings from Past Presidents and Founding Members:

Event Photo Album:

Event Flyer:

part 1 Flyer – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

About Prometheas

Prometheas is a social & cultural organization established in 1978.

Its goals are to promote the ideals of Hellenic culture both ancient and modern and to provide its members with a forum and mechanism to pursue matters of common interest.

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