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Our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news articles this week:
Cold weather didn’t stop two Twin Cities orthodox churches from performing their first annual service blessing of the Mississippi River Friday afternoon. Read more
The school, which educates students in Greek language and culture, and its predecessors has been around for more than a century. Read more
I think about where I was four years ago, on the streets, and where I am today, able to take care of my kids and my grandkids and their grandkids.” Read more
Thousands of people packed Tarpon Springs for the annual Epiphany celebration on Friday. The 111-year-old tradition celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. Read more
“It might seem strange, but I’ve even felt closer to Greece here – from the service which always begins with ‘Kyrie eleison’ [Lord, have mercy], the Orthodox priest who attends each sanctification, or the countless sculptures crafted by Greek artists.” Read more
“But those who collect mushrooms to sell to restaurants, shops or companies should be trained. At this time of year, there is great interest, since many can earn money by collecting and selling mushrooms.” Read more
During the service Father Dimitri Tobias of Holy Trinity and Father Lucas Rice of St. Thomas blessed the Missouri River just as Christ blessed the Jordan River. Read more
The symposium was the culmination of the students’ integrated study of ancient Greek civilization—a time period considered to be the foundation of modern Western culture. Read more
Windsurfing, wine tasting or time in a spa – this Greek island has so much to offer plus you can stay in beachside safari tents with as air conditioning, wi-fi, a proper bed, a private bathroom and decking. Read more
In the ad, entitled “Take Mine”, a young lady arrives at a Greek village to visit her grandmother. Read more