Events

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.

 

Past Events

Cultural Events: Concerts & Programs

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7:00 PM EST: Greek Letters Day. An in-person presentation, organized by The H.S. Prometheas at St. George’s Founders Hall, featuring our keynote speaker, Dr. Stamatia Dova, Professor and Director of Classics and Greek Studies at the Hellenic College Holy Cross. The 2023 Greek Letters keynote address will explore the history of the word ὅμιλος, “assembled crowd, group of people,” from Homer to modern Greek within the framework of identity formation. Following the keynote presentation, the Hellenic Society Prometheas Hellenic Language and Culture Awards presented to students of Greek schools of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The event concluded with our traditional cut of the Vasilopita and a reception. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas GLD 2023
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 7:30 PM EST: Technology Aspects of NASA Science Missions. An in-person presentation, organized by The H.S. Prometheas at the Hellenic Center, featuring Dr. Nikolaos Paschalidis, who provideed an overview of NASA science missions, with emphasis on technology, including the recent James Web Telescope, the Artemis back to the moon and Space Weather missions. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas_NASA-Paschalidis
  • Saturday, May 21, 2022, 8:00 pm EST: A Tribute to the Late Konstantinos Moschopoulos – Educator, Author, and Thinker. A presentation by Pericles Stabekis, President of The Hellenic Society Prometheas, featuring one of his memorable lectures (in Greek): Echoes from Homer’s Iliad (Απηχήσεις από την Ιλιάδα του Ομήρου). Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas_Homer-Stabekis
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 8:00 pm EST: Digging Homer: The Mycenaean Palace at Iklaina & Birth of Greek Epic Poetry. A lecture by Dr. Michael Cosmopoulos, co-sponsored by BAF/BOSONOVA and the Hellenic Society Prometheas.
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022, 7:00 pm EST: Celebration of Greek Independence Day. The Hellenic Society Prometheas, co-sponsored by Hellenic Organizations in the Washington D.C. Area, hosted an on-line celebration of the 201st anniversary of the Declaration of the Greek War for Independence. The keynote speaker was Mr. Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief of the Washington Monthly, and former speech writer of president Bill Clinton. Event flyer: part 1 Greek Independence Day – March 2022: Flyer
  • Sunday, March 6, 2022, 3:00 pm EST: General Assembly and Elections. The Hellenic Society Prometheas Inc. convened an Annual General Assembly on Sunday, March 6, 2022, to conduct elections for a new Board for the next two years. Details to follow. 
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022: Greek Letters Day (Day of the Three Hierarchs). The Hellenic Society Prometheas celebrated Greek Letters Day with an online event that included greetings from H.E. Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, and Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ioannis Chrysoulakis. The gueast speaker, 14-year old Dimosthenis-Dimitrios Despotidis, winner of the first prize of the Never Such Innocence International Poetry and Art Competition,  talked  about his first collection of poems, “Searching for My Footsteps,” published in Greek and English. The event conclude with greetings from students of Greek schools of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas – GLD 2022 – Flyer
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021: Greek Antiquities as Diplomatic Gifts in Greek-US Relations after WWII. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a web presentation by Dr. Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, on his ongoing research on a significant number of ancient objects presented to US presidents or high-standing officials by delegations of Greek administrations after WWII. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas – Dr. Papalexandrou – Flyer. Video of the event: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Hellenic Language and Cultural Awards – YouTube
  • Sunday, June 6, 2021: Hellenic Society Prometheas Hellenic Language and Culture Awards. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a web presentation of its Hellenic Language and Cultural Awards to students of Greek schools of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The program opened with greetings by Prof. Ioannis Chrysoulakis, Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Nektarios Vasilakis, Consul of the Greek Embassy. Jacques Bouchard, Professor of Modern Greek Literature and Director of the Center of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Montreal, talked about “The Greek Language: an Arc of World Humanism.”  After Prof. Bouchard’s talk, the H.S. Prometheas Hellenic Language and Culture Awards were presented to students of Greek Schools of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Event flyer: part 1 Hellenic Language and Cultural Awards 2021 – Flyer Video of the event: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Hellenic Language and Cultural Awards – YouTube
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021: Cyprus: Island in the Storm – a film based on the life of Dafnis Panagides. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a presentation about a film project based on the life of Dafnis Panagides – a man engulfed in the violence of the years 1955-1974 in Cyprus, who moved on to become a voice for reconciliation and peace. This Film Project has been spearheaded by Stahis Panagides, retired official of the World Bank, and other American and international organizations, to honor the legacy of his brother Dafnis. In this pre-production phase, the presenters, including the film director Costas Ferris, a prolific internationally renowned film director who also directed the classic movie “Rembetiko”, discussed the evolution of Dafnis’ thinking and actions as political prisoner, parliamentarian, pacifist-Christian, and environmentalist, and showed how his patriotism shifted from a narrow, fanatic Greekness to an appreciation of the universality of Hellenic culture. Event flyer: part 1 Cyprus: Island in the Storm – a film based on the life of Dafnis Panagides – Flyer Video of the event: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Cyprus: Island of Storm – YouTube
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021: Greek Independence Day. The 200th anniversary of the Declaration of the Greek War of Independence organized by the Hellenic Society Prometheas on Sunday, March 28, was a great success. The event was co-sponsored by the Greek Churches and all Greek American Organizations of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The celebration began with a beautiful rendition of the American and Greek National Anthems performed by Sophia Pelekasis. They were followed by the breathtakingly spiritual hymn “Τη Υπερμάχω” (To Thee, the Champion Leader) performed by the internationally acclaimed choir of Dimitris Papapostolou. Mrs. Zoie Lafis, Member of the Board of Prometheas, presented the program beautifully, while its President, Magdalene Kantartzi, welcomed the distinguished guests, Η.Ε. Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the Committee “Greece 2021”,  H.E. the Ambassador of Greece Alexandra Papadopoulou and His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. She also welcomed Professor Michael Wood and thanked him for his gracious acceptance to be the main speaker of this event, discussing “The Legacy of Greece: Reflections on the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence.” The celebration concluded with a wonderful musical program. Sophia Pelekasis movingly sang the Lament of Markos Botsaris, (Το Μοιρολόι του Μάρκου Μπότσαρη). Maria Paschalides, a board member of Prometheas, beautifully sang We will meet again (Θα Βρεθούμε Ξανά) and Tsamikos, accompanied by distinguished classical pianist, Aphrodite Mitsopoulou. The last song was highlighted by the Return to Origins dance troupe that performed the Tsamiko, under the direction of Rena Papapostolou, known for her countless contributions to the Greek community. Event flyer: part 1 GID 2021 Flyer. Video of the event: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – The Bicentennial of the Greek War for Independence – YouTube
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021: The Greek Connection – the life of Elias Demetracopoulos. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a presentation by James. H. Barron, on his new book, “The Greek Connection: the life of Elias Demetracopoulos and the untold story of Watergate.” James H. Barron is a journalist, attorney, and founding advisory board member of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas: Barron-Demetracopoulos. Video of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – The Greek Connection – YouTube
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021: Greek Letters Day – Day of the Three Hierarchs. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted an online celebration of Greek Letters Day, under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece. The celebration included greetings by H.E. Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, and the Secretary General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ioannis Chrysoulakis. The keynote speaker, Dr. Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University and Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, presented “Some Meditations, by a Philhellene, about the Delights of Learning Greek.” The program also included greetings from students of Greek schools of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and close with the traditional vasilopita! Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas: Greek Letters Day 2021. Video of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Greek Letters Day 2021 – YouTube
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020: Neoclassical Architecture in Greece: Lessons to be Applied to Modern Cities and their Architecture. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a webcast with a presentation by Michael Lykoudis, Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, on Neoclassical Architecture in Greece. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas: Lykoudis on Neoclassical Architecture in Greece. Video of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Lykoudis on Neoclassical Architecture in Athens – YouTube
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020: The Greek War Relief, America’s Formidable Response to Famine in World War II Greece. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a webcast with a presentation by Mr. James Marketos, on the occasion of October 28. Prior to the presentation, H.E. Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandra Papadopoulou, gave a greeting for this special occasion. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas: Marketos on Greek War Relief. Video of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Ambassador Greeting and Marketos – Greek War Relief – YouTube
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020: A Neolithic “Pompei” – The Remarkable Findings in Alepotrypa Cave, Diros Bay, the Mani Peninsula. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a webcast with a presentation by Dr. William Parkinson, Curator and Professor of Anthropology at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Parkinson discussed the results of collaborative, Greek and American, archaeological research at Diros Bay, particularly in the massive cave of Alepotrypa, one of the largest Neolithic burial sites and one of the oldest prehistoric villages in Europe. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas: Parkinson_on Diros Caves. Video of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Webcast – Parkinson: Alepotrypa Cave in Diros, Mani – YouTube
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020: Greek Taxation Laws for Greeks Abroad. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted a webcast with a presentation by Mrs. Arsinoi Lainiotis and Mr. Theodore Vakrinos, Attorneys at Law, who discussed various issues relating to taxation for Greeks abroad, followed by a question and answer period on topics relevant to Greek law for Greeks abroad. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas Tax Webcast – Lainiotis & Vakrinos. Podcast of the presentation: part 1 Prometheas Tax Webcast – Lainiotis & Vakrinos – YouTube Podcast
  • Coronavirus: Present and Future – Thursday, June 25, 2020. The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted its first webcast with a presentation by Dr. George Pavlakis, Chief of the Human Retrovirus Section of the National Cancer Institute, who discussed new developments for treatment and vaccination for Covid-19, and how to better protect ourselves in the coming months. Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas – Dr. Pavlakis on Coronavirus 2020. Video of the presentation: part 1 Pavlakis Presentation – YouTube
  • Annual Apokriatiko Party – Mardi Gras Celebration – Sunday, March 1, 2020.
    The Hellenic Society Prometheas hosted its annual Apokriatiko Party – Mardi Gras celebration at St. Sophia’s Frosene Ballroom.
    The celebration included festive music by D.J. Stavros and a buffet dinner, as well as prizes for best costumes! Event flyer: part 1 Prometheas Apokriatiko Party – Mardi Gras Celebration 2020
  • Greek Letters Day (Day of the Three Hierarchs) – Saturday, January 25, 2020.
    Mary Norris, former Copy Editor at the New Yorker, and author of “Greek to Me” and the best-selling “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen”, presented “Greek to Me”, a discussion on the timelessness of the Greek language, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. The Hellenic Society Prometheas presented its Hellenic Language and Culture Awards to students of Greek schools of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, followed by the traditional cut of the Vassilopitta and Reception. News Release: part 1 GLD 2020 News Release
  • Prometheas Board elections – Sunday, December 1, 2019
    The Hellenic Society Prometheas convened the Biannual General Assembly at the Hellenic Center in Bethesda, MD,  to conduct elections for a new Board for the next two years. Special newsletter: part 1 
    Prometheas Elections 2019
  • Rosa of Smyrna (Η Ρόζα της Σμύρνης) – Sunday, November 16, 2019
    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
  • Remembering the Jews of Greece – Saturday, November 9, 2019. 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. The event was 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
  • Manuscripts, Liturgy and Society: Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Daily Life and Social History – Friday, November 1, 2019.
    Professor Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna) gave a fascinating lecture at the School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America.
  • “Καλή σου νύχτα κυρ’ Αλέξανδρε” – Sunday, October 20, 2019
    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)
  • Prometheas’ Apokriatiko Dinner Party at Nostos Restaurant on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Event Flyer:part 1 Apokries 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:

         part 1 Members Release – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

    Event Program:

         part 1 Program – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

    Video with Greetings from Past Presidents and Founding Members:

    Event Photo Album:

    Event Flyer:

    part 1 Flyer – 40th Anniversary (.pdf)

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5:30pm: 
    “Greek Independence Celebration”
    View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
    St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Grand Hall (3149 Glen Carlyn Road, Falls Church, VA 22041).
  • A screening of the documentary “The Brave Stepped Back: The Life and Times of Laskarina Bouboulina” 
    (in English with Greek subtitles)”
    Friday, March 9th 2018 at 8:00 PM

    View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, (7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:30pm: 
    “Greek Independence Celebration”
    View FlyerView the Flyer (.pdf)
    St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
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  • Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:00pm: 
    “Thermopylae: The battle that changed the world”
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    St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD).
  • 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”
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    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 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.
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  • 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”
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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.

About Prometheas

Prometheas is a social & cultural organization established in 1978.

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