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I came across the site when searching for “Hellenic” news. I want to thank you. . . for the many and generous philanthropic projects you have provided, begun, funded and brought to fruition.--Maria V., Miami, FL
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I heard for the first time a sample of Miserlou on your web site. Wow! It was fabulous.--Joanne Melachrinos, PA
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Thank you for the informative links to history and cultural heritage and more. . . .[they] have brought me even closer to the weave I share with many other Australian-, American-, Canadian- (among others) born Greeks. It interests me, the wealth of information that comes from this site.--Chris Ginis, Australia
I read with great interest your "Tribute to Greek Musicians." It's a wonderful and fitting tribute to these great musicians.--Steve Lemonakis, PA
You have linked our culture, geography, and history brilliantly with our spirituality.--Yvonne Montesantos, NY.
Thank you for playing such an important part in the Greek American Community--Anna Houghton, Esq., Athens, Greece
Thank you for your web site - long over due. It offers an excellent link to the past and present of anyone who seeks information about family ties to the land and history of Greece.--Despoina Spanos Ikaris, Ph.D., NY
I am very pleased to see the success of this website. As Bay State District Governor of the Daughters of Penelope, this website affords me the opportunity to stay abreast of regional events and issues. Thank you for your continued support.--Joanne Housianitis, DOP DG Bay State #8
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I am a new visitor to your site and am amazed with the information and coverage. I learned about your site at the recent AHEPA Convention in Boston. Your scholarship list is fantastic and a wonderful resource. I never imagined that there were so many! . . . I have now book marked your site and look forward to reviewing it regularly.--Elaine Kerasiotes, DOP DG Michigan #10
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Bravo , Bravo , I commend the author what a wonderful paper.["The Meaning of OXI Day," by Litsa Stathacopoulos] True and to the point. How proud the hellenic society must be today and every day for this and many other great moments in our history. Raise the Greek flag and proclaim proudly , our forfathers were brave and thier blood flows today in our veins. Zito H Ellas.--Loukas Serfes, Maine
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Hello: I am a 2nd generation Greek American/Canadian born in Boston and living in Vancouver, BC. Thank you for an extremely helpful and well organized website. With just one visit, I have been able to find about 2 concerts I can attend in the Pacific Northwest and join the Historical and Genealogical Association. I also enjoyed finding out about the painter in Vatoussa, as my family is from the island of Lesbos. I look forward to using your website in the future. Thanks again.--Dr. Elaine Day. Canada
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HCS Readers Write about Specific HCS Articles
RE: SKOPJE WON'T PLAY BALL (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/skopjewontplayball.html)
May I just submit a simply response the the article about the refusal to cooperate with UN and Greece over the proposed name issue. I have no sympathy at all for the former republic of Yugoslavia. They say it is too high a Price for them to pay to negotiate the name " Republic Of Macedonia"? They were assimilated into the soviet consciousness and fed lies about their true heritage, now that they have broke off they want to use the same tactics to steal the heritage, and certainly in time the land itself, of the Greek people. I find it to be a tragedy for all people of Greek Tradition to teach and preserve the heritage and traditions of our for fathers, who fought and died for the right to be Free Greeks and to have their land of the Ancient Greeks.Now after the wars and deaths and struggles , they have a small portion of that and it is called Greece.In this debate it seems clear that the Greek government, and all Greeks of the Diaspora, and all who support the plight of Greece, need to be clear that the word Macedonia is Greek, has always been Greek, and should never , never be permitted to be part of the Former Yugoslavians country name. That is no matter how it is spelled. Please write,talk,do what you can and need to to convince all parties involved that we support the Former Yugoslavian Republic in protecting and preserving their heritage , but not in stealing ours.--Jeffrey Serfes, ME (26 November 2007)
I am an Australian born Macedonian researching factual information about the heritage of Macedonia. What I found on your site was a biased article to which you have named "The History of Macedonia". What I cannot understand is that Greece, who named one of their states Macedonia in order to GAIN reference of any Ancient Macedonian related information history has now taken the responsibility to document the history of the country of Macedonia on a Greek website. Macedonia and its Macedonians does not need representation from a Greek site. We have plenty of Macedonian representation out their. It just shows how stupid and insecure Greeks are by posting a negative outlook on its neighbouring countries history.--Stoj
RE: THE MEANING OF OXI DAY (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/oxidaystathacopoulos.html)
Join me everyone in not only shouting Oxi today but in shouting Bravo to,Litsa Stathacopoulos, your article was outstanding. I could feel your pride and love for our shared heritage and it stoked the flames of my pride and love as well. Truly a major event and turning point in the history of Greece, Europe and WWII. A very well written article.--Jeffrey Serfes, ME (29 October 2006)
RE: FRENCH BILL OUTRAGES TURKEY (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/frenchbill.html)
It is clear that the French Bill crimanilizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide is a two-edged sword. Some proponents will argue that it attacks free speech. Maybe they are correct from that perspective. However I can accept such an argument because it allows us the opportunity to expose the fallacious, distorted and misinformed views of the deniers of the Armenian Genocide with historical works based on archival sources.
However when you have laws that punish those denying the Jewish Holocaust, then it is appropriate to apply the same criteria to the Armenian Genocide. The law has to be equally applied to both sides or not at all.
It is the time for the Greek diaspora to started lobbying for the international recognition of our Genocide. We have nothing to fear because there is abundant archival documents proving that such an event did occur. I have attempted through my historical research and writing to show the various angles in which the Hellenic Genocide can be approached.--Stavros Stavridis, Australia (28 October 2006)
RE: BETRAYAL AND BARBARITY: ASIA MINOR 1922 (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/makredesgeorgespeech.html)
Can this be an example of the well known saying, "money is the root of all evil" ? I have read so many stories of the barbaric treatment of the Turks on Greeks and other Christian citizens of the land they had invaded. And this publication is so very important. As with the Martyrdom of Christians in ancient times and in Communist Russia, these stories need to be told, sung . . ., shouted in the streets. We can not afford to forget. If we become silent and if we allow this to somehow vanish in time, then we too have become the victims. Let Smyrna forever live in our hearts and our minds, and the Catastrophe kept before us and the world as a constant reminder of just how far one race will go to destroy another. Is this only history? Was it not only a month ago or so that the Ambassador from Turkey was talking to Secretary Rice and openly denied this ever happened? If we remain silent will history repeat itself? Thank you Hellenic Communication Services for your continual dedication.--Jeffrey S., Maine
RE: RICE RAISES PATRIARCHATE'S UNOBSTRUCTED OPERATION, HALKI SEMINARY REOPENING, WITH TURKISH PM IN WASHINGTON TALKS (http://www.hellenccomserve.com/riceraisespatriarchate.html)
Read the article of the visit from the FM of Turkey and his comments, frankly seems like the same old thing. How tragic to finish by denying the catastrophy and saying no genocide of Armenians ever took place. Saddened but not really surprised.--Jeffrey S., Maine (03 August 2006)
RE: PETITION EU FOR AGIA SOPHIA (http://www.helleniccomserve.com/petitionagiasophia.html)
Hi; I tried to vote for the petition to preserve 'St. Sophia Cathedral'. But, you are telling me that I have voted too many times already. This not true. I have never voted. If you want to say that you already have the 1000 signatures.That that would more appropiate. Thank you, and good luck.--Anonymous
[HCS Editors: We reviewed the petition page and found it working properly on 11 March 2006.
For another opinion on the status of Agia Sophia, read on for the remarks by Dr. Anthony Limberakis of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate sent to the Greek News site in October 2005 (http://www.greeknewsonline.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3801&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0):
RE: FYROM Must Join Greece in Name Compromise: No Historical Basis for "Republic of Macedonia"(http://www.helleniccomserve.com/fyromlomis.html)
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