Pontos Society of the Capital Region
Established September 1, 1941
The Pontian Greeks are descendants of the Hellenic people who colonized the Pontus — the northeast region of Asia Minor on the Black Sea (in modern day Turkey) — in the 8th Century BC. They prospered in this area and established trade routes, developed mining industries, and produced scholars and leaders. The Greek Orthodox civilization of Pontus came to an end in 1923 when the Greeks of Asia Minor were forcibly removed from their homeland in the aftermath of the genocide. Today, the descendants of our founding members strive to keep the customs and traditions of their forefathers alive and to ensure that the atrocities suffered by the Pontian people are never forgotten.
President: Arthur Pakatar
Vice-President: Ted Moisides
Recording Secretary: Elena Purritano
Corresponding Secretary: Elizabeth Thomas
Treasurer: Ed Nicholas
Address correspondence to:
13th Sunday of Luke
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
13th Sunday of Luke; Alypius the Stylite of Adrianopolis; Nikon Metanoeite; Stylianos the Monk of Paphlagonia; Akakios of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder; George the New Martyr of Chios; Innocent of Irkutsk
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