Since the establishment of HCS in 1998 by the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Charitable Foundation, the site has been visited by tens of millions of visitors. We at HCS would like to thank all persons for information submitted to HCS and especially our contributing authors for their excellent submissions covering a variety of topics of interest to the Greek-American community. Articles or information posted on the Hellenic Communication Service website may not necessarily reflect the views or philosophies of the site's editors or publishers. Submissions to HCS may be edited or changed in any manner without notice.

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NEW WEBLOG, The New Athenian, providing independent coverage on Greece and the surrounding region by John Psaropoulos at .

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GREEK MUSIC 24/7 with Grecian Echoes WNTN 1550AM--(requires Adobe Flash Player)


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Introduction to
Hellenic Genealogy

by Mary Papoutsy--a comprehensive guide to
researching Greek ancestry

Current & Recent

Validating a Foreign Court Decision in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

If No Will in Greece, Who Gets What?--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

How to Go About Buying a Plot in Greece-by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq., Attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.

Oregon and New Hampshire Cemeteries Offer Searchable Databases for Researchers, Include Greek Surnames--by Mary Papoutsy

Viewpoint: 2015 "Honor to the Greek Teacher" Event--by Catherine Tsounis

Keeping Yiayia (Grandmother) at Home--by Mary Papoutsy

Inheriting in Greece--by Christos Iliopoulos, Esq.

Market Basket Drama: A Greek Tragedy--by Christos Papoutsy

The Archives of Vatoussa: 1733-1912--A 'Titanic' Work by Christos Stavrakoglou

Assistive Technologies for Elder Care--by Dr. Lundy Lewis of Southern New Hampshire University-Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility

Wheat of Life: Remembering Lost Loved Ones--by Mary Papoutsy

Free lectures on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Now Being Scheduled

Where Did The Fifteen Trillion Dollars Go? (Originally posted 2002; updated 2009)

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Zumba Party Charity Fundraiser Hosted by DOP in Piscataway, NJ on 11 December 2015

ISIS Burn Assyrian Woman, 80, in North Iraq

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden

Rally to Be Held in Support of Indicted Assyrian Attorney in Chicago

Documentary Film on Assyrian Genocide Shown in Sweden--by Bar Daisan (Assyrian International News Agency)

Assyrians Call on Turkey's President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Dr. Eve Katsoulakis Inducted in NY Methodist Hospital Healer's Hall of Fame--by Catherine Tsounis

Greek Institute of Cambridge Announces Lecture by Author Christos Papoutsy: "Ola gia ta paideia--Everything for the Children"

Harvard Library Acquires Stavrakoglou Book and Vatoussan Periodical

New Book Authored by Papoutsy: Everything for the Children. . . At the Expense of Whom?

Dance of Zalongo History Revealed in New Book by Christos Papoutsy. Click here for small JPEG flyer (110KB--set printer to "landscape" format). For full-size flyer (PDF 5.3MB), click here.

Click Here to Browse a Collection of Downloadable Greek Recordings of 78-Records from the 40s, 50s, & 60s

The Root Cause of the Corrupt Stock Market and Flow of Capital. The Invisible Hand [doc file]

Upcoming Events

We're streamlining our site as weapproach our 15th anniversarydate. Events will now be listed only here on the Home page, a changedesigned to enhance efficiency for site visitors.

20th Annual Phidippides Award Gala Dinner, sponsored by Hellenic Public Radio--Cosmos FM 91.5. Event location: Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St., Flushing, NY 11368. Honoree Nikos Mouyiaris. Reception 7pm; dinner 8pm.; black-tie optional. Chair Philip Christopher. Mistress of Ceremonies television journalist Nicole Petallides. Music by Grigoris Maninakis & the Mikrokosmos Ensemble. For information and reservations: 718-204-8900 and (email) 7 November 2015, Saturday.

Lecture "North-South Convergence and Divergence in the European Union," by Georg Fischer. Sponsored by the Hellenic Studies Program of Yale University. Event location: The MacMillan Center, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Ct 06520-8206. 4:30pm, Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Careers in Biotechnology IV Hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Boston. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Greece at Boston and Fondation Sante. Featuring presentation by Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Ph.D. and CSO of Biogen Idec. Research fellows, postdocs and students especially welcome. Networking recpetion to follow. Event Location: Consulate General of Greece in Boston, 86 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. For more information or to reserve seat, email to 6-8pm, 8 December 2015.

Zumba Party Charity Fundraiser hosted by DOP Tethys Chapter #229 in Piscataway, NJ. The ZUMBA PARTY is appropriate for everybody 13 years old and over. No experience is necessary ? just be ready to have fun!! Zumba is a great form of exercise that is easy to follow, safe and effective as it is danced to Latin rhythms. Casual exercise clothing and sneakers are required. Led by licensed instructor. Proceeds to benefit the DOP academic scholarship fund. Event location: St. George GOC,1101 River Road, Piscataway, NJ. Friday, 6:30pm. 11 December 2015.

St. Nicholas of Atlantic City Annual Dinner Dance. Event Location: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1620 Atlantic Ave. & St. Nicholas Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. 12 December 2015.

A Greek Christmas. Sponsored by Chicago Greektown and National Hellenic Museum.
A holiday celebration with Greek theatre, song, dance, crafts, cookie-making and photos with Santa. Featuring Caton Enterprises, Ltd., performing the myths and legends of Ancient Greece in "It's Greek To Me." Event location: National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661. Free to public. For more information, contact NHM at 312-655-1234. 1-5pm, Saturday, 12 December 2015.

St. Luke Boutiques & Greek Treats. Event location: St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall, PA, 35 n. Malin Rd., Broomall, PA 19008. 12-13 December 2015.

A Byzantine Christmas Concert, sponsored by The Greek Institute of Cambridge, MA. Event Location: First Church in Cambridge (Mass.), 11 Garden St. Concert will feature Byzantine chant and Greek Christmas carols from various regions of Greece with musical accompaniment. Also dramatic readings from the Christmas stories of Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851-1911) and Photios Kontoglou (1895-1965). Tickets: $20 general admission; $7 students. For more information, contact The Greek Institute at 617-547-4770 or by email at
. 8pm, 22 December 2015.

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