Tag: Greek Americans

Fear Then, Action Now: A Response to “Full and Understanding Support”
Public Life

Fear Then, Action Now: A Response to “Full and Understanding Support”

by Yiorgos Anagnostou It is encouraging to see young scholars and emerging Greek Orthodox leaders entering the conversation about anti-racism. In a posting in this forum, Nikolaos Piperis and Stavros Piperis, scholars at the Creighton University School of Law and Youth Directors at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska, contribute to…

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“Full and Understanding Support”: A Response to “The Wrong Side of History”
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“Full and Understanding Support”: A Response to “The Wrong Side of History”

by Nikolaos Piperis and Stavros Piperis | ελληνικά We are thankful to hear from two distinguished Greek Americans, Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou and Dr. George Demacopoulos, who recently published an essay about the injustices African Americans face. The authors encourage us to step into their shoes, and we agree that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has a…

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Orthodox Christianity, Systemic Racism, and the Wrong Side of History
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

Orthodox Christianity, Systemic Racism, and the Wrong Side of History

by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou | ελληνικά | Română | ру́сский | српски When Archbishop Iakovos stood alongside Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma in 1965, he was maligned by many Greek Americans who took offense that their Archbishop would “fraternize with Civil Rights agitators.” Fifty-five years later, opinion has shifted dramatically. Iakovos’ march alongside…

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Under the Radar – A Hidden Diaspora: Growing Up Orthodox in the Episcopal Church
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Under the Radar – A Hidden Diaspora: Growing Up Orthodox in the Episcopal Church

by James Rouman I was baptized in a wash tub as were both of my brothers.  It’s true. I really was. My aunt Helen was married in an Orthodox ceremony performed in our house as well. I recall liturgies celebrated in our dining room with Fr. Chrysostom whispering words in a Greek language that seemed…

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Headscarves, Modesty, and Modern Orthodoxy
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Women in the Church

Headscarves, Modesty, and Modern Orthodoxy

by Katherine Kelaidis Yiayia Kay kept her scarves in the far upper right hand corner of the long light oak dresser. By the time I was old enough to remember, she never took them out except to garden. She would drape one of the silk covers over her perfectly coiffed hair to protect it against…

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Is it Time to Relinquish Liturgical Greek?
Liturgical Life, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Is it Time to Relinquish Liturgical Greek?

Every religious tradition in the United States is seeing its membership decline.  But according to the most recent Pew Study, few Christian traditions are seeing their members head for the doors as quickly as the Orthodox—only 53% of adults who were raised in the Orthodox Church still identify as Orthodox. Professional statisticians will note that…

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