LATE KING CONSTANTINE OF GREECE
The Honorable Philip Edward "Brave" Davis,
Prime Minister, Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
met recently with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher
and Editor of Chicago Greek Press, at the
City Club of Chicago
The Honorable, Tammy Duckworth, U.S.Senator of Illinois during her meeting at the City Club of Chicago with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press
Sunday, October 15, 2023, the V. Rev. Fr. Simeon Johnson celebrated his birthday at St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago.
Left to right: Christos , Hiona , and Rev, Fr. Spyridon St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.
Nikolaos Kourentzis with V. Rev. Fr. Symeon Johnson at the Chapel of St. Andrew
Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago at Paraklesis Service of Dormition of Theotokos
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of the Chicago Greek Press along with
V. Rev. Fr. Symeon Johnson at the Chapel of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church
in Chicago at Paraklesis Service of Dormition of Theotokos
Left to right are: Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich of Chicago, and William S Warnock Warden, Knights of Columbus
Left to right: Mark V. Tiniakos, Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Bob Camp, Steven Hermaz, and Georgia Tiniakos.
Ted Lambousis seated to the left having Greek coffee with Mark V. Tiniakos
October 14, 2023 at
Alps Pancake House Restaurant, 3637 W. Irving Park Rd..
(left to right)
Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight Knights of Columbus, Mark V. Tiniakos, Editor/Publisher “ChicagoGreekPress”
Bob Theo, Owner Alps Pancake House, William S. Warnock, Warden, Knights of Columbus.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΙΙ
ΘΑ ΠΟΛΕΜΗΣΩΜΕΝ ΤΟΝ ΕΧΘΡΟΝ ΜΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΘΑ ΝΙΚΗΣΩΜΕΝ
Canada's Ambassador to the United States,
Hon. Kirsten Hillman with Mark V. Tiniakos.
Publisher and Editor of the Chicago Greek
Press at City Club of Chicago.
Terry D. Cornell, Treasurer, Knights of Columbus
Council #12173 and Donald Trump, Jr., at local event.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, the 47th Annual Dinner/Awards by the Irish American Police Association was held at the Gaelic Park in Oak Forest, Illinois. Awards were presented to several Police Officers.
Left to right: Hon. Jesse G. Reyes, Judge; Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press, Hon. William Raines, Judge and Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus.
Left to right are: Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press; Leo P. Schmitz, Chief, Cook County Sheriff Police and Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus.
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor
of Chicago Greek Press; Elias Voulgaris, Former
Commander of the Chicago Police Department and
Founder and President of the Hellenic American
Police Association and Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand
Knight of Knights of Columbus.
Finest Police Bagpipe Band, the Bagpipes and Drums
of the Emerald Society - Chicago Police Department .
Left to right are: Hon. Jesse G. Reyes, Judge; Steven Hermaz and Jessie Tobar.
The Rosenthal Fine Art Gallery presented the work of artist, John Deom, during a Reception that was held on October 6, 2023 in their premises. The event was very successful and a large number of attendees were present. The works will remain in the Gallery until November 6, 2023. His works include: Mrs. Dine, 2022-23, Self Portrait (White T-Shirt), 2022, Polkadot Yellow Dress 2020, HawaiianShirt, 2022, Untitled (Self Portrait John Deom), 2022, Ray (Cowboy Shirt), 2022, Caitlin (Green Dress), 2020, and many more.
Left to right are: Brother of John Deom,
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor
of Chicago Greek Press and Dennis
Rosenthal, owner of Rosenthal Fine Art.
Left to right are: Dennis Rosenthal, Susan Pool,
Associate at Rosenthal Fine Art and Mark V. Tiniakos.
Susan Pool standing in front of John Deom's
Pictured left to right are: Hon. Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer, Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher-Editor of Chicago Greek Press, and Anna and Nick Harisiadis
On Friday, March 17, 2023, at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church,
His Grace Bishop Timothy celebrated the Salutations of the
Theotokos (Hairetismoi) along with Very Rev. Simeon Johnson,
Rev. Fr. Dimitri Tobias and Deacon Anthony Callas.
Rev. Father, Christos J. Vagias, a former priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago, passed away recently in the Village of Mikrospilia, his hometown, in Arta, Greece. He served at St. George for over 35 years. From the first moment at the church, he was determined to organize the community of St. George and he worked diligently with perseverance and self-sacrifice for all the years without counting effort and toil. He worked for the Greek Christian ideals. A brilliant preacher of the Greek language, he preached the word of God in plain Greek that was understood by the common people. His sermon spoke to the hearts of the Greeks who gathered to hear him every Sunday. Over the years, St. George and Father Vagias, synonymous with the Christian faith, unchanged from the influence of English, became a deacon for the preservation of the Greek-Christian faith. The expansion of the building complex with the addition of the Gymnasium and a Community for social events is due to the perseverance and hard work of Father Vagias. Under his guidance, the community of St. George raised funds and with the personal work of its members, a new building was formed that covered the constant needs of the community. Throughout his ministry, Father Vagias offered support, help, and comfort to anyone in need. He is survived by Presbytera Konstantina, his three children, Ioannis, Sotiris, and Nektaria, and his grandchildren.
Rev. Fr. Christos J. Vagias with late Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago and Sotiris Vagias
Rev. Christos J. Vagias with Mark V. Tiniakos, former Board Member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago.
Left to right: Christos J. Vagias, His Eminence Metropolitan Athinagoras of Mexico and Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Johnson.
Remembering Nikos Pentzaropoulos, the amazing goalkeeper of the Panionios Football Team in Athens, Greece, who was highly recognized for his excellent ability and performance. He was born in1927 and passed away in 1979 following his battle with cancer. He started football at the age of thirteen in his neighborhood team and with the great talent he had, he was immediately placed in the first team of Panionios, and in1948 he was called to the National team. He was nicknamed “Hero of Tampere”, after a legendary performance with the Greek Olympic team in a match that took place in the city of Tampere in Finland during the Summer Olympic Games of 1952. While in Tampere, he was given the chance to sign a contract and start training with the Inter Milan team. He made the decision and in August 1952 he traveled to Milan, signed the contract, and started training with the Inter Team. Unfortunately, certain things went wrong and Nikos, very disappointed with the circumstances, had to return to the Panionios team. Apart from being a football player, Pentzaropoulos was also a field jumper with excellent performance, and also, played volleyball and basketball.
A farewell lunch at the Greek Islands Restaurant in Chicago for Dr. Henry Palmer, MD, who recently retired from Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Pictured left to right: Stefanos Naoum, Manager of Greek Islands Restaurant, Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press and Dr. Henry Palmer, MD
Left to right: Theodoros Daskalopoulos, Dr. Sotiris Vasilopoulos, Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton, Theodoros Vasilopoulos, and Konstantinos Paganis
Left to right: Georgia Vasilopoulos, Dr. Sotiris Vasilopoulos, Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton, and Theodoros Vasilopoulos
Hon. Jesse G. Reyes, Judge of Appellate Court (right) with Nick Tiniakos at the University
of Illinois in Chicago, during the sworn-in at the Law School
September 30, 2023 at the Brotherhood for the Fallen Gala at Hyatt Regency Rosemont.
Superintendent of Chicago Police Department, Larry Snelling (left) and Knights of Columbus,
Grand Knight, Dennis P. Fitzgerald
Members of the Knight of Columbus Having Lunch on September 7th, 2023 at Blossom Café
September 14, 2023 at Kappy’s Restaurant.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, Police Council 12173,
enjoying lunch at D'Agostinos Restaurant in Niles, Illinois on
September 28, 2023. Pictured left to right: Bob Muscolino,
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press,
Jim Povolo, Tom Angelo, Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight,
and Bill Warnock
Jim Povolo pictured here with Marilda, Manager at D'Agostino's Restaurant in Niles
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor
of Chicago Greek Press along with
Dr. Peter S. Petrovas, DC (right), at his
office in Chicago where he performs
excellent services for his patients.
Visitors invited to see Christmas trees from around the world brighten office of County Treasurer Pappas for 20th year. FOR RELEASE: Monday, November 20, 2023
Contact: Maria Pappas (312) 603-6202
Με το βλέμμα στο μέλλον
Στο ταχέως μεταβαλλόμενο διεθνές περιβάλλον, η αξιοποίηση της ψηφιακής τεχνολογίας αποτελεί καθοριστικό παράγοντα ανάπτυξης και ευημερίας για μια χώρα. Αναγνωρίζοντας αυτή την πραγματικότητα, η κυβέρνηση του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη προωθεί τον ψηφιακό μετασχηματισμό του κράτους, μια διαδικασία που ξεκίνησε κατά την προηγούμενη τετραετία και συνεχίζεται με αμείωτο ρυθμό, βελτιώνοντας όχι μόνο την καθημερινότητα των πολιτών, αλλά και την εικόνα της Ελλάδας διεθνώς. Το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών, ως κατεξοχήν δυναμικό και εξωστρεφές Υπουργείο, που αντιλαμβάνεται από πρώτο χέρι τις προκλήσεις της νέας εποχής, δεν θα μπορούσε να απέχει από την προσπάθεια οικοδόμησης της ψηφιακής Ελλάδας.
Το έργο «Μετασχηματισμός Διαδικασιών Προξενικών Υπηρεσιών», που παρουσιάσαμε πρόσφατα με τον Υπουργό Εξωτερικών, Γιώργο Γεραπετρίτη, και το οποίο αναμένεται να τεθεί σε πλήρη λειτουργία κατά το επόμενο διάστημα, αποτελεί ένα σημαντικό βήμα προς αυτή την κατεύθυνση. Πρόκειται, ουσιαστικά, για μια μεταρρύθμιση των προξενικών υπηρεσιών, με τη χρήση ψηφιακών εργαλείων, όπως η τεχνητή νοημοσύνη, που θα επιτρέψει την αμεσότερη επικοινωνία μεταξύ Προξενικών Αρχών και πολιτών στο εξωτερικό και τη γρήγορη, εξ αποστάσεως διεκπεραίωση μεγάλου μέρους των αιτημάτων τους.
Η ψηφιοποίηση των προξενικών υπηρεσιών αναμένεται να αποφέρει πολλαπλά οφέλη.
Πρώτον, οφέλη για τον Έλληνα του εξωτερικού. Με τις νέες ψηφιακές υπηρεσίες ελαχιστοποιείται η αναγκαιότητα επίσκεψης του πολίτη στην προξενική αρχή και επιτυγχάνεται καλύτερη και ταχύτερη εξυπηρέτηση, μείωση της ταλαιπωρίας και εν τέλει βελτίωση της καθημερινότητάς του.
Δεύτερον, οφέλη για τις προξενικές μας αρχές και το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών. Η ψηφιοποίηση θα οδηγήσει σε αποσυμφόρηση και εξοικονόμηση πόρων, καλύτερη οργάνωση και αναβάθμιση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών.
Και τρίτον, οφέλη για τη χώρα μας. Ο ψηφιακός μετασχηματισμός των προξενικών υπηρεσιών εντάσσεται στην προσπάθεια για τη δημιουργία ενός κράτους που αξιοποιεί τη γνώση και την καινοτομία, που εξελίσσεται με γνώμονα την αποτελεσματικότητα και με επίκεντρο τον πολίτη. Αυτή την εικόνα της σύγχρονης Ελλάδας επιθυμούμε να προβάλλουν με το έργο τους οι Διπλωματικές μας Αρχές ανά τον κόσμο, οι οποίες αποτελούν συχνά την πρώτη πύλη εισόδου στην ελληνική πραγματικότητα για τους Έλληνες και ξένους πολίτες στο εξωτερικό.
Πάνω από όλα, με τη βελτίωση της εξυπηρέτησης των Ελλήνων του εξωτερικού μέσω της ψηφιοποίησης των προξενικών υπηρεσιών επιδιώκουμε να ενισχύσουμε τη σχέση τους με τη μητέρα πατρίδα. Μετά την άρση των περιορισμών στην ψήφο των Αποδήμων, μετά την καθιέρωση ειδικής ενότητας στο gov.gr για τους Έλληνες του εξωτερικού, η εξ αποστάσεως εξυπηρέτησή τους από τις Προξενικές Αρχές αποσκοπεί να τους φέρει ακόμα πιο κοντά στην Ελλάδα.
Αποδεικνύουμε έμπρακτα ότι η Ελλάδα αλλάζει, γίνεται πιο παραγωγική, πιο ψηφιακή, πιο δίκαιη. Με σύμμαχο τον Απόδημο Ελληνισμό μπορεί να γίνει και πιο ισχυρή. Στην προσπάθεια αυτή, το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών αναλαμβάνει κεντρικό ρόλο.
Εκ μέρους του Διπλωματικού Γραφείου του Υφυπουργού κ. Γιώργου Κώτσηρα
Also, on YouTube at Chicago Catholic Radio – 11/30/2023 – Knights of Columbus
The Archdiocese of Chicago podcast highlights vibrant community affairs.
This date’s topic is the Life Size Nativity Scene set in Chicago’s Daley Plaza.
The KOC Police Council #12173 supports the scene with volunteered labor and funds.
Father Greg Sakowicz, pastor of Holy Name Cathedral will interview two council knights.
Dennis P. Fitzgerald and William S. Warnock will described this privately funded charity event.
A Life Size Christmas Scene in downtown Chicago for all to enjoy, since 1985.
This is a restoration project by the Chicago Police Knights of Columbus
Donations can be sent to: Knights of Columbus Council #12173 (memo/Nativity Scene on check) C/O FOP Hall 1412 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 60607
Left to right: Sarantis O. Alexopoulos, Theodoros
Daskalopoulos, Rv. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton and
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek
Press with Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton
Mark V. Tiniakos with Father Efraim
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of
Chicago Greek Press with Fr. Efraim
and Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton (right)
From left to right: Theodoros Daskalopoulos with father Efraim and father Spyridon Megarhioton
"Not Just Greek School: Heritage Language Speakers" - An online presentation by Professor Zoe Gavriilidou and the National Hellenic Museum- November 14th at 6pm CST.
As we delve into the intriguing world of heritage speakers, a diverse and dynamic linguistic community often overlooked in discussions of language and identity, Professor of Linguistics at Democritus University of Thrace and a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, Ms. Zoe Gavriilidou joins the Hellenic National Museum in an online discussion.
Heritage speakers are individuals who grow up in multilingual environments, exposed to their family's heritage language alongside the dominant language of their society. The complexities of heritage language acquisition, the impact of heritage language maintenance on cultural identity, and the challenges faced by heritage speakers in an increasingly globalized world are all topics that will be explored during the discussion. By shedding light on the unique experiences and linguistic journeys of heritage speakers, we gain valuable insights into the rich tapestry of language diversity and heritage preservation.
Not Just Greek School: Heritage Language Speakers
Tuesday, November 14 at 6pm CST
Register through the following link: NHM Online Discussion - Not Just Greek School: Heritage Language Speakers Tickets, Tue, Nov 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Office of the Consul General
Consulate General of Greece
650 N. St. Clair Street,
Chicago, IL 60611
312-335-3915, Ext. 816
Celebration of the October 28, 1940 OHI Day,
at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
Pictured is Fr. Efraim along with the school
children and Parishioners.
A Reception was held on July 17, 2023 at the Athena Greek Restaurant in Chicago, to support Dean Maragos, a prominent attorney, and Accountant, regarding his candidacy for New Trier Democratic Committeeman. The Honorary Hosts were Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State, Don Harman, Illinois Senate President, Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, and Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman. Many dignitaries attended the Reception.
Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County
Board President speaking about the attorney,
Dean Maragos and his accomplishments
Hon. Alexi Giannoulias, Secretary
of State of Illinois (right) with Dean
Pictured left to right: Hon. Jesse G. Reyes, Appellate Court Judge,
Frank J. Spula, President of the Polish National Alliance, Dean Maragos, and Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek Press
Left to right: Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of
Chicago Greek Press, Dean Maragos, attorney at law,
and Alexi Giannoulias, Secretary of State of Illinois
Members of the Knights of Columbus
at Dapper's East Restaurant in Chicago
enjoying breakfast. Pictured left to right:
Adam Fitzgerald, Law Enforcement Officer,
Dennis Fitzgerald, Grand Night, Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek Press,
Aris F. Yanibas, attorney at law, and William S.
Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus, 2023-2024 Officers
Left to right - Front Row:
Bob Camp, Financial Secretary, Jim Calvino,
Deputy Grand Knight, Dennis Fitzgerald,
Grand Knight, Dennis McKenna, Chancellor
Back Row: Terry Cornell, Treasurer,
Ed Hozzian, Inside Guard, Bill Bill Warnock, Warden,
Mitchell Masalski, Trustee, and Richard Lewandowski
September 2, 2023... seated
from left to right: Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher and Editor of Chicago
Greek Press. Michael R. Masalski,
Trustee of Knights of Columbus.
Dennis P. Fitzgerald, Grand Knight,
Knights of Columbus. William S.
Warnock, Warden, Knights of Columbus,
Aris F. Yanibas, Esq., Attorney at Law, at
Dappers East Restaurant in Chicago
On June 22, 2023, a photo exhibition namely “MARIUPOL, Life on the Edge
of Apocalypse,” was hosted by the Office of the Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas.
It depicted life in a Ukrainian city before and after the invasion by Russia.
The Exhibit featured dozens of photos by Mariupol photographers depicting life
in Mariupol, located off the northern coast of the Azov Sea. Prior to the Russian
invasion in February 2022, Mariupol was one of the largest towns in Ukraine,
with more than 425,000 people. A brutal and unrelenting bombardment obliterated
the once vibrant city, whose population has fallen below 100,000. “The images are
searing,” said Pappas. “The juxtaposition of the photos depicting the happy life before
the war and the heartbreaking images of loss and suffering is truly unforgettable.”
Mariupol and its surrounding region were once home to one of the largest and oldest
groups of ethnic Greeks outside of Greece. Ethnic Greeks were the third-largest ethnic
group after Ukrainians and Russians. The photos will be on display on the walls of the
Treasurer’s office until August 25, 2023.
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is announcing
details about the Exhibition, along with the Consul General of
Greece, Emmanuel Koubarakis (right), and other
Consul General of Ukraine in Chicago, Serhiy Koledov
at the podium along with Treasurer, Maria Pappas and
Consul General of Greece, Emmanuel Koubarakis.
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek Press (left) with Endy Zemenides
Executive Director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council.
Dignitaries with Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas.
Attendees from the Ukrainian community in Chicago.
The Consulate General of Greece in Chicago hosted Dimitri Hadzi's
"Historical Echos”, a superb Exhibition at the Rosenthal Fine Art in
Chicago, on June 21, 2023. The internationally renowned art professor
and sculptor, Dimitri Hadzi was the most distinguished sculptor of the
20th century and the last American modernist. His work was characterized
by the ability to merge themes and traditions from ancient Hellenic culture,
mythology, and theater. The work remained rooted in meaning drawn from
his Greek heritage. He was born in 1921 and passed away in 2016.
Many guests visited the Exhibition and admired all of his displayed sculptures.
Left to right: Dennis Rosenthal of Rosenthal Fine Art,
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor Chicago Greek Press and
Left to right: Vaggelis Mitsopoulos, Maria Traka, Emmanuel
Koubarakis, Consul General of Greece in Chicago, Georgia
Tasiopoulou, Consul of Greece, and Christina Kasapi.
Dennis Rosenthal (left) and Consul General of Greece in
Chicago, Emmanuel Koubarakis, expressing his views
about the sculptor Dimitri Hadzi.
Left to right: Perrie Veremis, Peter Karamitsos and
The Annual Greek Independence Day Parade occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Greektown on Halsted Street, in Chicago. The participants were from all Parishes of Chicago with their floats and children from their schools along with Honorary guests and dignitaries.
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of
Chicago Greek Press with U.S.
Ambassador in Greece, George Tsounis (right)
Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer along with His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago and
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek Press
On May 9, 2023, Secretary of State, Alexis Giannoulias, was at the City of Chicago
and gave a speech about his accomplishments during the first three months in
his office and how his administration would work for all the citizens of Illinois, providing
quality programs and services.
Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State (left) with
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of Chicago Greek Press
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of
Chicago Greek Press (right) along with
Nick Anatzoutsoulas, Manager of the
East of Edens Restaurant in Chicago
Elias Voulgaris, former Commander of the Chicago Police Department and Founder and President of the Hellenic American Police Association. We need to support and contribute to the Association
Επισκέφθηκα την Κωνσταντινούπολη, όπου είχα την τιμή να εκπροσωπήσω το Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών στη Θρονική Εορτή του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, κατά την οποία τιμάται η μνήμη του ιδρυτή του, Αγίου Αποστόλου Ανδρέα του Πρωτοκλήτου.
Με αίσθηση ευγνωμοσύνης συμμετείχα στην κατανυκτική, μεγαλοπρεπή Πατριαρχική Θεία Λειτουργία, που τελέστηκε στον Ναό του Αγίου Γεωργίου στο Φανάρι, μια μοναδική εμπειρία που συγκινεί κάθε χρόνο τους ορθόδοξους Χριστιανούς ανά την υφήλιο.
Επίσης, είχα την ιδιαίτερη τιμή να γίνω δεκτός από την Α.Θ.Π. τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη, κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίο, έναν θρησκευτικό ηγέτη με διεθνή αναγνώριση και ακτινοβολία.
Η Ελληνική Πολιτεία τρέφει ύψιστο σεβασμό στον θεσμό του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου. Ευχαρίστησα τον Παναγιώτατο για το ανεκτίμητο έργο του υπέρ της Ορθοδοξίας και του Ελληνισμού, την πολυσχιδή κοινωνική του προσφορά και τις δράσεις του για την καλλιέργεια του διαθρησκειακού και διαπολιτισμικού διαλόγου.
Τέλος, είχα την ευκαιρία να συναντηθώ, στο Γενικό Προξενείο, με εκπροσώπους του Συνδέσμου Υποστήριξης Ρωμαίικων Κοινοτικών Ιδρυμάτων, με τους οποίους συζητήσαμε θέματα που απασχολούν την Ομογένεια.
Πηγή Φωτογραφιών: ΝΠ/ Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο
At Broken Ora Bar & Grill, Port Barrington
On January 31, 2023, Paul Vallas, a candidate for Mayor of Chicago,
was at the Luncheon at the City Club of Chicago and spoke about
the school system and the crime in the City of Chicago. Paul Vallas has
devoted his life to public service in and out of government and is
experienced in leading people, solving problems, and building
initiatives across political boundaries.
Pictured left, Sharon Vallas, wife of Paul Vallas, and Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher and Editor, Chicago Greek Press.
Rev. Fr. Chrysanthos Kerkeres of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago,
Anna Harisiadis, Secretary of the Pan-Arcadian Federation of America with
Officers of EKAM, and Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher-Editor of Chicago Greek Press
The Hon. Paul Vallas with Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher-Editor of Chicago Greek Press
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher-Editor of Chicago Press with Rev. Fr. Andreas G. Georganas of St. Demetrios Greek
Orthodox Church in Chicago, and George Sourounis, former President of the Pan-Arcadian Federation of America
His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher-Editor of Chicago Greek Press
On June 16, 2023, the Consul General of Greece in Chicago, Hon. Emmanuel Koumbarakis,
and his spouse, Georgia Tasiopoulou, held a reception on the occasion of the visit of
Her Excellency, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece in the United States.
The reception was held at the Consul's residence in Chicago and attended by several
dignitaries from the Greek community, businessmen, educators, judiciary, and other
professionals. Among the attendees were: Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer,
Andy Melissaratos, Special Agent of Homeland Security Investigations, Judge
Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos, Judge Anthony Calabrese, Judge James Bouras,
Judge Anna Demakopoulos, Mr. and Mrs. James Bousis, Leo Loutsios from Illinois
Secretary of State, Vasilios Memos, Mr. and Mrs. Demetrios Georgakopoulos, Elias
Voulgaris, former Commander of the Chicago Police Department and President of
the Hellenic American Police Association, George Reveliotis, and many others.
Left to right are: Andy Melissaratos, Special
Agent, Homeland Security, Ms. Georgia
Tasiopoulou, Ambassador, Alexandra
Papadopoulou and Emmanuel Koubarakis,
Left to right: Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher and Editor of Chicago
Greek Press, Ambassador Alexandra
Papadopoulou and Kostas Chraniotakis,
President of ENOSIS of Illinois
Nikolaos Koubarakis, father of Consul General
with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago
At St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor Chicago Greek Press picture with His Grace Ierotheos and Rev. Fr. Panayiotis K. Malamis
Very Rev. Gerasimos Marouthas with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor Chicago Greek Press
Mariyana T. Spyropoulos, Commissioner of The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press at the City Club of Chicago.
On January 23, 2023, Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, was at the City Club
of Chicago and talked with Don Gibbons, the City Club Vice Chair, about
the Cook Cook Jail and its prisoners. Sheriff Dart has dedicated his career
to challenging injustice and fighting the violence plaguing our communities.
Pictured left, Sheriff of Cook County, Tom Dart with Mark V. Tiniakos,
Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press (left) with Richard Irvin, Mayor of Aurora, at the Polish American Police Association of Chicago and Illinois Award Banquet
Georgia and Nick Tiniakos displaying
the banner of the Ladies Educational Society of
St. George Chicago during the Greek Independence Day Parade
Father Chrysanthos Kerkeres, Father Panagiotis Sarolas,
Parish Council President, Paul Rentzelos along with Members
of the Parish Council of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in
Chicago during the Greek Independence Day Parade.
Remembering great memories with friends at a reception, celebrating and honoring the Greek Independence Day of March 25th in Chicago.
Left to right are Irene Pentzaropoulou, Vice Consul of Greece. Hon. Jim Edgar, Governor of the State of Illinois. Demetrios Zevelakis, Consul of Greece, and Thomas Stavrides, Vice Consul of Greece.
Rev. Fr. Panagiotis K. Malamis with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor
of Chicago Greek Press
General, Ioannis Metaxas, Prime Minister of Greece with King George B, and Marshal, Alexandros Papagos, along with Crown Prince of Greece, Paul B', during the Greek-Italian War in 1940
Recently, Mark V. Tiniakos of the Chicago Greek Press, met with the Honorable
Charles P. Kocoras, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, and
talked about current and passed issues of interest. The Greek-American community
has honored Judge Kocoras multiple times over the years with multiple awards for his
many services and achievements.
The Honorable Charles P. Kocoras with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor and of the
Chicago Greek Press
Picture left to right: John Kass, former reporter of Chicago Tribune with Dennis Fitzgerald, Grand Knight,
Picture left to right: John Kass, former reporter of Chicago Tribune with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press.
In 1997, I had the blessing to meet with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew when he visited the Chicago area and I met him at the Chicago Metropolis, located at 40 East Burton Place, Chicago. A special reception was held at the Metropolis to honor him. The late Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago and other high-ranking church officials welcomed the Patriarch. Also, distinguished members of the Greek community attended the reception.
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher and Editor of Chicago Greek Press.
Members of Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Archangel, Police Council #12173 who advanced to 4th Degree on February 22, 2020.
Members of the St. Michael the Archangel Police Council 12173
Members of the St. Michael the Archangel Police Council 12173 praying for law enforcement members at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
Mark V. Tiniakos with Hon. Attorney General for the State of Illinois Kwame Raul
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