Pontos Society of the Capital Region


"O Xeniteas"

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: 
Arthur Pakatar


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