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Treme to Constantinople: Little Greek Church Re-Discovered in World Records

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New Orleans Advocate Times Picayune Bldg; 840 St Charles Ave, NOLA. There is on-street parking and garage parking across the street from The Advocate.

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All history lovers explore the story of the first Greek Orthodox Church in America in Treme, NOLA in 1864. Greek refreshments, wine, music

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The New Orleans Advocate & The Times Picayune, John & Dathel Georges, Ron Eldridge, Helen Malachias , Cathy Catsulis Vial and the Holy Trinity Archives Committee of the Greek Orthodox Community of New Orleans sponsor Alexander Billinis and Gregory Kontos, two dynamic Greek scholars who will present a panel discussion on the history of the Eastern Orthodox Christian community in New Orleans. They will share new records from world archives. The event includes an exhibition of historic documents and a wine reception on the balcony overlooking the Avenue.

Alexander Billinis

Alexander will speak about "New Orleans: A Spoke in the International Greek Mercantile Hub.” Greek Writer, Scholar and Clemson University Instructor , Alexander has written extensively on Greek and Balkan historical and Diaspora topics and is currently working on a master’s thesis on the importance of the Greek Merchant Marine for the Greek identity. Alexander wrote The Eagle has Two Faces: Journeys through Byzantine Europe and Hidden Mosaics: An Aegean Tale.

Gregory Kontos

Gregory will present never before seen data and analysis in his presentation "Religio-National Symbiosis in Orthodox New Orleans, 1850s-1920s." Holy Trinity Researcher from Patras, Greece, Greek Genealogist, Scholar and Leiden University (Netherlands) graduate student, Gregory discovered original documentation of Holy Trinity Church archived in the Patriarchal Library of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, Turkey. He is a pioneer of Greek genealogy, working as the Greek Projects Manager for MyHeritage.

This photo corresponds with a sacramental journal entry for two baptisms on the day of January 20, 1911. Our priest was Archimandrite Paisios Ferentinos. Baptized were the children of parents from Dalmatia, Austria and Agiasos, Mytilini (Lesvos, Greece). Viewing the event were girls from an African American school located in the neighborhood. The "Little Church" was located at 1222 N. Dorgenois.

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community of New Orleans sponsors the annual Greek Festival at its location on Bayou St. John & St. Bernard Ave. The Archives Committee presents a display in the Cathedral of the history of the church and the immigrant community beginning in 1766. This History Panel event will raise funds to conserve the artifacts that trace our history.

1873 liturgical book in Greek printed at the Greek Publishing Company in Venice, Italy.

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