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
Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton during the
blessing of Holy Water for the first day of
the month, at St. Athanasios Greek
Orthodox Church in Chicago.
Church Administrator, Theodore Daskalopoulos,
during the service at St. Athanasios Greek
Rev. Fr. Spyridon Megarhioton blessing the Fanouropitas
at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago.
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 Bob Camp, Financial Secretary of 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
Left to right: Christos , Hiona , and Rev, Fr. Spyridon St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church.
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
ΑΠΟΧΑΙΡΕΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΜΗΝΥΜΑ ΙΕΡΕΩΣ
Με την Χάρη Του Θεού βρέθηκα για λίγο καιρό ανάμεσα στους Έλληνες της Αμερικής και συγκεκριμένα στο Σικάγο στην όμορφη οικογένεια του Μετοχίου των Αγίων Αθανασίου και Ιωάννου του Προδρόμου....Αυτόν τον λίγο καιρό ανακάλυψα την φλόγα της πίστης που συντηρούν οι Έλληνες για την Ορθοδοξία εδω στο εξωτερικό, είδα την διατήρηση μίας ευλάβειας που έρχεται από τα παλαιότερα Ελληνικά χρόνια μέσα στην σύγχρονη κοινωνία της Αμερικής...Έγινα δέκτης ανιδιοτελούς αγάπης και προσφοράς προς το πρόσωπό μου και έγινα μέλος σε πολλές οικογένειες Ελλήνων και μη. Είχα την χαρά να γευτώ το νέκταρ αυτής της πνευματικής κυψέλης που έχει δημιουργήσει η αγνή ψυχή των ευλαβών προσκυνητών του Ιερού Μετοχίου και ένιωσα πνευματική αναπλήρωση στην αχρεία μου ψυχή....Η επιστροφή μου στην Ελλάδα έχει αυτές τις πνευματικές αποσκευές οι οποίες θα είναι εφόδιο για τον υπόλοιπο βίο μου....Ευχαριστώ για την στήριξη και την αγάπη....Εύχομαι ο Θεός να σας δίδει την φώτιση και την δύναμη να συντηρείται αυτή την φλόγα πίστεως και να την μεταδίδεται στις νέες γενεές, τα χρόνια σας να είναι ευλογημένα και Παναγιοσκέπαστα.
- Ο Ανάξιος-
π. Σπυρίδων Μεγαρχιώτης
Members of the Knight of Columbus Having Lunch on September 7th, 2023 at Blossom Café
September 14, 2023 at Kappy’s Restaurant.
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Father Efraim (left) with Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton
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
Nikolaos Kourentzis, Fr. Efraim and
Mark V. Tiniakos, Publisher/Editor of
Chicago Greek Press with Fr. Efraim
and Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton (right)
George Tzanetopoulos with Father Efraim and Rev. Father Spyridon Metarhioton
Rev. Fr. Spyridon Metarhioton with James Lappas (left) and
Father Efraim from Arizona Monastery during his
visit at the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church
in Chicago, performing the vespers and liturgy for
the Feast Day of St. Irene Chrysovalantou
Rev. Father Spyridon Megarhioton came from Trikala,
Greece to perform temporary ecclesiastical services at
St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago
From left to right: Theodoros Daskalopoulos with father Efraim and father Spyridon Megarhioton
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: Dean Maragos, Alexi Giannoulias,
Secretary, and Frank J. Spula, President of Polish National
Alliance of the U.S. of N.A.
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
Alon Stein, Democrat for Judge - 12th Subcircuit, during
Distinguished guests at the Reception
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
Maryanna Spyropoulos, Commissioner of the Metropolitan
Water Reclamation District, interviewed by the host of the Radio Show,
Art Andros, "Where Are They Now". The show broadcasts on
Saturdays at 10:00 am Central Time on 820 AM.
Pictured: Maryanna Spyropoulos with Art Andros and Bobby Drell
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.
Traditional Ukrainian songs by a group.
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
Individuals viewing the sculptures.
Partial view of the Exhibition.
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
At Broken Ora Bar & Grill, Port Barrington
Marking the 2023 International Greek Language Day with Professors Anastasia Giannakidou and Zoe Gavriilidou in the good company of “our” students: the participants of the first round of our joint initiative “Refresh your Greek”.
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
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.
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,
Guests at the Reception
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
The Greek Flag in the Parade
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.
The Hellenic American Police
Association during the Greek
Independence Day Parade
headed by Elias Voulgaris,
President of the Association and
former Commander of Chicago
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 and Alex Pappas. He enjoyed his first trip to
Greece and now works in New York.
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 praying for law enforcement members at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park
Members of the St. Michael the Archangel Police Council 12173
Mark V. Tiniakos with Hon. Attorney General for the State of Illinois Kwame Raul
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