Friday, November 30, 2012

Divine Liturgy in English: This Sunday in Halandri

The dome of St George Halandri 
Photo Source: Nikos Kosmidis


If you are in Athens, speak English better than Greek and would like to listen to Sunday's Divine Liturgy in English, then this is your chance...

 On Sunday, December 2nd

The Divine Liturgy

will be celebrated in English

 by Father Stefanos Alexopoulos 

at the Church of St. George in Halandri
(81 Agias Paraskevis Street – Plateia Kennedy)
10:30-11:30 am

Father Stefanos Alexopoulos  serves as a parish priest at the parish of St. George, Halandri,  which belongs to the Archdiocese of Athens, Church of Greece.

Father Stefanos received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, and his M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology (Liturgical History) from the University of Notre Dame, where his main area of concentration was Liturgical Studies, with minors in Byzantine Art and Patristics.

Before coming to Greece in 2003, Dr. Alexopoulos taught a theology course, “The Spirituality of the Christian East; Experience, Form & Expression,” at the University of Notre Dame, for which he received the “Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Kaneb Award for Excellence in Teaching.”

He has been teaching at the College Year in Athens Program since 2007 and was recently elected Assistant Professor of liturgy at the Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Society of Oriental Liturgy of which he is the secretary.

Father Stefanos has participated  in the project “New Catalogue of Byzantine Manuscripts” of the Protestant Theological University, Kampen, Holland as an expert/consultant on issues of Byzantine liturgical history since September of 2009.

He has had his book, based on his dissertation 'The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite: A Comparative Analysis of its Origins, Evolution, and Structural Unit's published in the series Liturgia Condenda 21  by Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2009.

In the Spring Semester of 2012, Father Stefanos was a visiting professor at the Institute of Sacred Music of Yale University.

  At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Building a New Greece: 14th New York Investor Forum-Thursday 29 November 2012


You are cordially invited to attend…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
(followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception)
The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th St., New York City

Developments in Greece have far reaching implications for the global economy. The recently elected government has embarked on implementing a comprehensive package of reforms aimed at ensuring that Greece remains a part of the Eurozone and can get back on a growth trajectory.

Senior government officials from Greece and the EU, private and public sector company CEOs, analysts, bankers, and U.S. business leaders will discuss the progress and outlook of the Greek economy and developments in the Eurozone, debating business and investment opportunities in the region.


BUILDING A NEW GREECE: Rebuilding Greece's Credibility & Attracting Foreign Investors

Mr. Costis Hatzidakis
Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure & Networks of the Hellenic Republic

MAIN TOPICS TO BE COVERED - Panels & Presentations

Current State & Developments

·  The European Sovereign Debt Crisis & The New Europe
·  Greek Economy: The Government Perspective
·  The Privatization Program
·  Helping Greece in its Adjustment Process

Outlook Opportunities & Challenges

·  Greece: Europe & the Euro - Looking Ahead
·  Greece 10 Years Ahead
·  Public Projects: Putting Greece on a Growth Trajectory
·  Putting Greece Back on the Global Agenda
Sector Investments & Outlook

·  Greece as an Energy Hub - Government & CEO Perspectives
·  Greek Banking System: Recapitalization, Consolidation & Restructuring
·  Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Greece & Southeastern Europe
·  Greece as a Shipping and Transportation Hub
·  Telecommunications Investment Opportunities

The 6th Annual Global Shipping Markets Roundtable

·  The Global Shipping Markets Today – CEO Panel
·  Greece as a Shipping & Transportation Hub


·  Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure & Networks
·  Ministry of Finance
·  Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change
·  Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund
·  Hellenic Financial Stability Fund
·  European Commission


·  BNP Paribas
·  Citi
·  Deutsche Bank
·  Goldman Sachs
·  McKinsey & Company
·  Ernst & Young
·  Machas & Partners Law Firm
·  A.S. Papadimitriou & Partners Law Firm


·  Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE)
·  Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP SA)
·  Hellenic Petroleum
·  National Bank of Greece
·  Hellenic Public Gas Corporation
·  Public Power Corporation
·  Ellinikon S.A.
·  L.P. Ellinas Group of Companies


·  Danaos Corporation
·  Euroseas Ltd.
·  Navios Maritime Holdings
·  Tsakos Energy Navigation

·  NYSE Euronext
·  Ameresco Inc.
·  Calamos Investments
·  C. Dean Metropoulos & Co.
·  Mistras Group
·  Mizuho Securities
·  Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry
·  Capital Partners
·  Federation of Greek Industries
·  Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

New York • London • Athens
230 Park Ave. Suite 1536 New York, NY 10169
NY: +1 (212) 661-7566 |

Sunday, November 11, 2012

World Tourism Day 2012 Greek Photo Competition: And the Winners are...

Angela Kourtes (Canada)
Ikaria Island,  Greece 
1st prize equal

Marios Katsaros (Greece)
The Blue Cave Kastelorizo island, Greece
1st prize equal

Vicky Yiannoutsos (New Zealand)
Window on Kastos Island, Greece 
3rd prize

Congratulations to our prizewinners Angela and  Mario who got exactly the same number of votes and to Vicky who followed! 

The Prizes

1st Prize Equal 

Angela wins a very beautiful print of her choice from the workshop of Georgia Pistolis,  one of our very talented Global Greek artists, who lives and works in South Carolina in the USA but whose gorgeous artwork is largely inspired by her homeland and ours, Greece!   

Angela gets to choose one of the three prints shown below to remind her of the beauties of Greece. 

1st Prize Equal

Mario wins a night for two in a double room at the lovely Golden Sun Hotel in Glyfada, 
with Rich Buffet Breakfast and a big bottle of Wine as a Welcome Drink - all with the compliments of the Management of the Golden Sun Hotel whose mission is to give everyone's stay at their hotel 'a home away from home' feeling!

3rd Prize

Vicky  wins a copy of Έρωτας στην Ομίχλη, Love in the Mist,
the latest novel by talented Global Greek writer Justine Frangoulis Argyris
from Montreal, Canada whose novels are based on real Greek related issues. She blends the facts with fiction and weaves them beautifully into her novels making for exceptionally interesting reading.

A big thank you, ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟYΜΕ, to Georgia, The Golden Sun Hotel and Justine for their generosity in donating these wonderful prizes for our winners!

Finally a big thank you, EYXAPIΣTOYME, to all those who entered their photos and made this competition come alive with...Greece!

Greece is Greece's No 1 product and deserves to take its rightful place in the world...right at the top! 

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dedicated to the Greek Non-Striking Worker: Here's to the Heroes - Mario Frangoulis

The bright side of the extensive strikes in Athens in the last few days...
a lovely morning walk along Vasilissis Sofias Avenue with hundreds of others...
the real heroes - trying to get to work.

Mario's beautiful song is dedicated to all those who had to get to work over the last few days in an Athens that was deprived of public transport - Buses, Trains, Metro, Taxis by the striking Public Sector employees ahead of the voting tonight by the Greek Parliament of the latest round of unending austerity measures, imposed by politicians and the Troikan bureaucrats who can't, or rather don't want to, see past their highly paid nose.

Let's hope it will be a peaceful day today.

Here's to the Heroes...

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 

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Friday, November 2, 2012

'With an Olive Tree, a Vineyard and a Boat, You Can Rebuild Greece' Google Pays Tribute to Odysseas Elytis

Google honours Odysseas Elytis, Greece's Nobel Prize-Winning Poet

 101 years from his birth, holding papers, with poems flying around,  
Odysseas Elytis is depicted  in his trademark sailor's cap with
the Olive Tree, the Vine and the Boat, that can be used to rebuild Greece... 
essentially Greek images as meaningful and powerful as his timeless poetry

If you take Greece apart,
In the end you will be left with 
an olive tree, a vineyard and a boat...
which means that with these items 
you can rebuild Greece... 

Odysseas Elytis, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1979

Εάν αποσυνθέσεις την Ελλάδα, 
στο τέλος θα δεις 
να σου απομένουν
μια ελιά, ένα αμπέλι κι ένα καράβι....
Που σημαίνει: 
με άλλα τόσα την ξαναφτιάχνεις....

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

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