A discussion with Dr. Fiona Greenland about returning the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. As the Greeks began their war of independence from the Ottoman Empire 200 years ago, they sought to preserve the artifacts of their historical legacy from the ravages of battle. However, many of Greece’s cultural antiquities remain outside of her borders. In particular, marble sculptures from the Parthenon, known as the Parthenon Marbles, are still housed in the British Museum to this day. With the construction of the New Acropolis Museum, pressure is mounting to return the marbles back to Greece.
The Hellenic Bar Association of Michigan is excited to invite Dr. Fiona Greenland to discuss the story of the Parthenon Marbles. Fiona Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology (by courtesy) at the University of Virginia. She studies cultural policy and the politics of national heritage. Her book, Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2021. It situates the emergence of national symbols and icons in Italy’s longer historical entanglements of cultural elites, state officials, and tombaroli, or tomb robbers. Her new work examines the relationship between cultural destruction and civilian deaths in the Syrian war. Greenland’s work has been published in Sociological Theory, Qualitative Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, and the International Journal of Cultural Property, among other outlets. She was a classical archaeologist for 10 years before training as a sociologist.
As we celebrate the bicentennial of Greece’s fight for independence, please join us to hear how Greece is now fighting to bring its history home.
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The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, LAGFF, a festival showcasing films from Greece, Cyprus, and filmmakers of Greek heritage from around the world, will be online and on-demand this year taking place from May 10 - 30, 2021. The 15th LAGFF will proudly present, the exclusive Official Premiere screenings, of Man of God, a film depicting the trials and tribulations of Greek Orthodox Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of people while preaching the Word of God. Click the link below for more information.
On May 22rd Saturday at 7:00 pm PST,
and May 23rd Sunday at 6:00 pm PST,
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NEW pharmacies (updated 2/15): Under a federal program, Meijer and Rite Aid are now offering the vaccine. Rite Aid for adults 65 and older as well as Meijer are adminstering the vaccine to anyone currently eligible under state guidance. Both have online registration processes, and Meijer offers phone assistance: Meijer https://clinic.meijer.com/ and Rite Aid eligibility survey http://bit.ly/3qca7Tg. See more about the federal partnership.
Rite Aid offers direct appointments when you fill out the eligibility form. For those eligible (click here for eligability) a store should be selected and appointment dates will appear when available. Sometimes you need to look at a bigger radius from your desirable location. Sometimes the website is down or does not respond because of demand. Patience and perseverance is required.
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The Knossos #174 Ann Arbor chapter of the Daughters of Penelope invites you to browse the many tables that have been lovingly prepared by DOP members and friends and make a donation in support of the Daughters of Penelope Scholarship Fund. For donations by check, please make payable to DOP Chapter 174 and mail to the church:
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 3109 Scio Church Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, ATTN: Pam Petropoulos.
The annual GOYA Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, March 7th after church and will be a drive-thru. Pre-order is currently available at the church, sign up sheet located in the exo-narthex. The grab and go brunch will include: an english muffin egg sandwich with cheese and choice of with or without bacon; a vanilla yogurt parfait topped with granola*, blueberries and strawberries; a clementine, and a delicious cinnamon roll that you can heat up at home for only $10! All proceeds help keep the GOYA ministy going! We will post an online order form soon!
*this is a nut-free brunch menu!
If you haven't filled out your 2021 Stewardship card online, the office has mailed out stewardship cards. (If you filled it out in the last week online, you may still recieve a card in the mail) We still encourage you to fill out your cards online, click the image above to be taken to the 2021 page. Check out our membership page for how-to videos if you need assistance.
Attention College Bound Parishioners! PanHellenic Scholarship Application Deadline is January 31, 2021
Please click this link to apply for the PanHellenic Scholarship: panhellenicsf.org/apply. The PanHellenic distributed over $250,000 in scholarships in 2020. $200,000 of which was specifically for students with financial need. This year we will once again distribute $250,000 in scholarships. They know how difficult it is for our youth and are not leaving any stone unturned in getting the word out that they will distribute scholarships this year.
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
3109 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 332-8200
Fax: (734) 332-8201