HELLENIC-AMERICAN 
CULTURAL ASSOCIATION 
OF COLORADO 

Fall 1999 Events


 

FILM
Thursday
September 16,
1999

7:00 pm

A Light Still Bright  
This documentary recounts the history of the small church founded by Apostle Andrew, which grew to become the "Mother of all Orthodox Churches", the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The program focuses on the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in today's Orthodox world and its mission for the future. This film received the 1990 New York Emmy Award for outstanding religious programming, and was obtained from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

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Lecture
Thursday October 21,
1999

7:00 pm

 

Smyrna 1922, Anatomy of the Great Catastrophe
Marjorie Housepian Dobkin, Professor of English, Barnard College.
Events and circumstances converged to bring about an odd and contradictory result after World War I, so that when the peace treaty was signed, the victorious Powers proceeded to reward Turkey, their wartime enemy and perpetrator of genocide against the Armenians, Pontian Greeks, and Assyrians (Nestorian Christians), and effectively punished Greece, their wartime ally. The result was the Great Catastrophe of 1922, an "ethnic cleansing" with one and a half million of Greek refugees.
 

Lecture
Thursday
November
11,
1999

7:00 pm

Wine Appreciation and Abuse in Ancient Greece  
Dr. Constantine Fallieros

A presentation, with slides, of the uses of wine in festivals, religious rituals, social gatherings and drunken revels. It drew on the exact words of poets, playwrights, historians, philosophers and physicians.

 

Meeting
Saturday
December 11
1999

5:00 pm

Annual business meeting and Christmas diner

The annual business meeting and elections was held.

Following the annual business meeting, a dinner party took place at a local restaurant.