March 2009 Newsletter
 This Month 
Greek Culture Article: Thanassis Veggos Dedication Special Feature: Greek Independence Day: March 25
What's New: New Gifts, Music, Books & More! Featured Destination: Patmos 
Saint Namedays in March March's Recipe: Fusilli with Eggplant Sauce
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March's Recipe:
Vegetarian Fusilli with Eggplant Sauce


Ingredients:
3 lb. eggplant
1/4 c. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, slivered
2 lb. ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 Tbs. ketchup
20 drops Tabasco sauce
1/4 c. finely chopped basil or mint
10 oz. (300g) fusilli pasta
Grated vegetarian cheese (optional)
 
Preparation:
Chop the eggplant into 1/2-inch (1-cm) cubes. Sprinkle with a little salt and drain in a colander for 1 hour. Rinse in and squeeze out excess water with your hands. Fry lightly in olive oil and drain on paper towels. Heat the oil and sauté the garlic. Add the tomatoes, ketchup, and Tabasco sauce. Simmer until the sauce is slightly thick. Shortly before the sauce is done, add the herbs and the eggplant and continue simmering a while longer. Cook the pasta 8-10 minutes in boiling salted water with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and drain. Serve on hot plates topped with the eggplant sauce and, if desired, sprinkle with vegetarian cheese.
Serves 6.
 

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Greek Culture Article
A Dedication to Thanassis Veggos
     

Dedication to Greek Actor Thanassis Veggos

Greek actor Thanassis Veggos (or Athanasios Vengos) Thanassis Veggoswas born in May 1927 in Piraeus. He made his film debut in 1952. His first major role was in 1962's Psila Ta Heria Hitler ("Hands Up, Hitler"). He often plays everyman characters, struggling to get by, but he has also done anti-heros, pure dramas, and on stage has acted in Aristophanes' comedies.

Thanassis VeggosHe often works with director Giorgos Lazaridis. A documentary of his life, which translates as "An All-Weather Man", was made in 2004. During the "Golden Sixties" of the Greek film industry he made the most famous of his films, including the sequel of Secret Agent 000, Papatrehas, Enas Trellos Vengos, and many others. Most of them by his own company Θ-Β comedy films (Tainies Geliou).

Thanassis VeggosOn a personal level, he was exiled from 1948 to 1950 for political reasons. (Director Nikos Koundouros was also exiled there.) Koundouros later gave him his debut movie role in Magiki polis (1955). In 2000 his car crashed into a train, but he and his wife survived. He later did safety advertisements on the matter. Veggos is married and has two children.

Trivia:

The characters he plays are usually named "Thanasis".

On 9/2/2002 the municipal theatre of Korydallos was named "Thanasis Vengos".

He always did his scenes without using aThanassis Veggos stunt double, even for the most dangerous ones, like hanging from a single rope from a balcony, or walking through a glass door.

     
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 Special Feature
 Greek Independence Day - March
 
March 25th
Greek Independence Day

March 25, one of the most important Greek holidays, celebrates The Annunciation of the Mother of God and Greek Independence Day. Although one event is religious and the other secular, the two are linked together by the common themes of birth and liberty. One event marks the good news that the Virgin Mary will give birth to the Son of God. The other commemorates the birth of the modern Greek state in 1921 and the proclamation that freedom would come to the enslaved Greek nation.

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  Featured Destination: Patmos


Patmos HarborGEOGRAPHY.
The holy isle of Patmos lies between Ikaria and Leros. It is 34 sq. km. in area, has 63 km. of coastline, 2,534 inhabitants and is 163 nautical miles from Piraeus. There are car and passenger ferries from Piraeus to Skala, the island's main port, as well as connections with the rest of the Dodecanese and Samos and there is a regular link also with Leros, Kos, Leipsoi, Arkoi and Agathonisi. During the summer there are hydrofoils to Rhodes, Kos, Leros and, once a week, Samos. Many cruise liners call at Patmos in the summer. It is one of the smaller inhabited islands of the Aegean, merely a narrow strip of land with numerous rocky hills, scant vegetation and two main villages: Chora and Skala. In two other regions there is a scattered population: Groikos and Kampos. Its mild, healthy climate, sunshine virtually all year round, indented coastline with delightful bays and coves and numerous chapels testifying to the island's sanctity combine to form a picture of unique beauty.

HISTORY. Very little is known of the island's past though there seems to have been an important city there in antiquity, as testified by finds of the 6th and 4th century BC recovered from excavations in the region between Skala and the bays of Merika and Chachlakia. The island is referred to as Patmos in a 5th century BC inscription and here, according to myth. logical tradition, Orestes sought refuge fro the pursuit of the Furies. During Roman times Patmos was a place of exile and between and 97 AD the Apostle John was banished he and composed the wonderful text of the Apocalypse. In the ensuing centuries the island was constantly plagued by pirates and was more or less abandoned. In 1088 the monk Christodoulos Latrenos arrived here with the intention of building a monastery in honor of St. John. Even today the three chrysoboulls with which the Emperor Alexis I Comnenus granted the island to the monk Christodoulos supporting it and exempting it from taxation are preserved in the katholikon. It took five years to build the monastery and both monks and lay folk assisted him in this task. The Iaity were forbidden to live within the mPatmos - Dodecanese Islandsonastery and settled in Choridakia and Evdilos until 1132, when the monks permitted them to live outside its walls. In the subsequent centuries Patmos enjoyed peace and prosperity and acquired a mighty mercantile fleet. In 1659 it was sacked by Morosini. In the 18th century the famous Patmian School was founded from which many enlightened priests graduated. Between 1821 and 1832 the island enjoyed a brief interval of independence from the Turks but they returned and remained until 1912, when it was occupied by the Italians. It became part of the Greek state in 1948.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS. From about 1600 onwards the island's main harbor has been Skala. This is where the boats drop anchor and from where one can visit Chora and the other villages on the island. Its dazzling white houses with their flower-filled courtyards and balconies compose a pleasant picture as they cline, to the slopes of a low hill. On the Kastelli hi above the harbor there are ruins of the 4 century BC fortification and ancient tombs a pottery have been found here.

The island's capital, Patmos or Chora, is built 3 km. southeast of the harbor. It extent beneath the impregnable walls of the monastery of St. John, indeed an impressive sig with its white houses, narrow streets, mansions, captain's residences at the very edge of the rock and Neoclassical edifices. Without doubt the most important monument is the fortress-monastery of St. John the Theologian, built in the center of Chora at its highest point. The imposing mass of its walls looms large over the entire environment. It is a purely Byzantine structure girt by defensive walls and battlements and within its precinct are the catholicon and five chapels. Patmos - Roof Terraces of the Monastery of St. JohnIn one of these the relic of Hosios Christodoulos, its founder, is housed. The monastery library is one of the best and most modern in Greece, of invaluable importance for scholars. It includes some 900 codices, 2000 printed volumes and 13,000 manuscripts and papers. One of the oldest works in its possession is the so-called Gospel of St. Mark, dated to the 6th century, penned in gold and silver letters on purple vellum. Thirty-three folios are in Patmos, the rest are in Vienna, the Vatican, the Byzantine Museum Athens and the British Museum London. In the sacristy of the monastery many precious objects are housed: icons (particularly valuable are those of St. Nicholas -mosaic- and of St. Theodore), crosses, ecclesiastical plate, jewelry and vestments. From the monastery terrace there is an unrivalled view of the Aegean and on a clear day one can see the islands of Kalymnos, Leros and even Amorgos, Naxos, Mykonos and Paros, and to the east, as far as Samos and Ikaria. The Easter celebrations in Chora are especially moving and impressive, with the re-enactment of the Last Supper and the ceremony of the Washing of the Feet on Maundy Thursday by monks and the abbot of the monastery in the main square.

About half way along the road from Chora to Skala is the Cave of the Apocalypse where St. John dictated the text of the Revelation to his pupil Prochoros. Just inside the mouth of the cave is the chapel of St. Ann, founded by Hosios Christodoulos. Next to the cave is the building of the Patmian School, an institution established at the beginning of the 18th century which made a significant contribution to the Greek Struggle for Independence in 1821. Today it is a training college for the priesthood. 5 km. southeast of Chora, just before the village of Groikos, is the chapel of St. John the Theologian, built on top of a Roman building. Kampos, 11 km. north of Chora, is one of the most fertile villages on Patmos in the midst of verdant countryside.

One can sail all round the island in a caique and discover the beautiful beaches at Kathi ma tou Apollou, the bay of Lambi, Livadi ton Kalogiron, the gulf of Lefki and Merika. The beach at Groikos is also suitable for swimming and has golden sands, just as at Kallikatsou with its weird rocky landscape. A caique sails from Groikos to the lovely beach at Diakofti on the south coast. Part of Chora with the fortified monastery of
St. John aboveThere are also secluded sandy beaches on the neighboring islets of Arkoi (8 nautical miles northeast of Patmos with only 68 inhabitants but very nice beaches) and Agathonisi (a little island east of Patmos ideal for those seeking solitude) which can be reached by caique. Visitors may stay in hotels, pensions, rooms or apartments .

Yet another group of tiny islands, the main one being oi or Leipso, lying between Leros and Patmos. 16 sq. km. in area, with 35 km. of coastline and a population of 574. There is no provision for tourists and only basic amenities for those seeking peace and quiet close to nature. One can reach Leipsoi from Piraeus with the boat on the Piraeus - Kavala route to the outlying islands (once a week) which also links it with the Cyclades, the islands of the northeast Aegean, Kavala, Crete and the rest of the Dodecanese. There is a local service once a week to other isles of the archipelago and Samos. Small craft operate between Leipsoi and Patmos (every day during the summer), Arkoi and Agathonisi. The lovely sandy beaches and sparkling sea are marvelous for both swimming and fishing and accessible on foot. There is a hotel and few rented rooms. The natural harbor is a safe anchorage for yachts but the only refueling facilities are on Patmos.

  March 2009 Greek Orthodox Calendar
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Forgiveness Sunday

Eudokia the Martyr of Heliopolis

Andonina the New Martyr
2
First Monday in Lent

Hesychios the Martyr

Our Holy Father Nicholas of Plana
 3
First Tuesday in Lent

Eutropios, Kleonikos, Vasiliskos, Zenos, & Zoilis the Martyrs

Theodoretos the Holy Martyr of Antioch
 
 4
First Wednesday in Lent

Gerasimos the Righteous of Jordan

Paul & his sister Juliana and their Companions
5
First Thursday in Lent

Konon the Gardener

Theodore the Recruit
6
First Friday in Lent

42 Martyrs of Amorion in Phrygia

Finding the Precious Cross by St. Helen
7
First Saturday in Lent

The 7 Hieromartyrs of Cherson

Lavrentios of Megara, the Righteous
8
Sunday of Orthodoxy

Theophylaktos, Bishop of Nicomedea

Hermas the Apostle of the 70
9
40 Martyrs at Lake Sebaste

Caesarios the Righteous  
10
2nd Tuesday of Lent

Kodratos the Martyr & his Companions

Anastasia of Alexandria
11
2nd Wednesday of Lent

Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Theodora the Righteous
12
2nd Thursday of Lent

Theophanes the Confessor

Symeon the New Theologian
13
2nd Friday of Lent

Removal of the relics of Nicephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople

Pouplios the Martyr, Bishop of Athens
 
14
Second Saturday in Lent

Benedict the Righteous of Nursia

Euschemon the Confessor, Bishop of Lampasakos
15
Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas

Agapios the martyr & his Companions

Manuel the New Martyr of Crete
 
16
3rd Monday of Lent

Savinos the Martyr of Egypt

Christodoulos the Wonderworker of Patmos
17
3rd Tuesday of Lent

Alexios the Man of God

Saint Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland
18
3rd Wednesday of Lent

Cyril, Patriarch of Jerusalem

Trophimos & Eukarpion, Monk-martyrs of Nicomedea
 
19
3rd Thursday of Lent

Chrysanthos & Daria the Martyrs

Demetrios the New Martyr
20
3rd Friday of Lent

Righteous Fathers slain at the Monastery of St. Savas

Saint Cuthbert the Wonderworker, Bishop of Lindisfarne
 
21
Third Saturday of Lent

James the Confessor

Thomas I, Patriarch of Constantinople
22
Sunday of the Holy Cross

Basil the Holy Martyr of Ancyra

Kalliniki & Vassilisa the Martyrs
23
4th Monday of Lent

Nikon the Holy Martyr & his 200 Companion Martyrs

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24
4th Tuesday of Lent

Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow
25
Annunciation of the Theotokos
26
4th Thursday of Lent

Synaxis in honor of the Archangel Gabriel

26 Martyrs in Crimea
27
4th Friday of Lent

Matrona of Thessaloniki

Paul, Bishop of Corinth
28
Fourth Saturday of Lent

Hilarion the New

Herodion the Apostle of the 70
29
Sunday of St. John Climacus

Mark, Bishop of Arethusa

Martyr Cyril the Deacon and Those with Him
 
30
5th Monday of Lent

John Climacus the Righteous, author of The Divine Ladder of Ascent

Sosthenes Apollos, Cephas, Caesar, & Epaphroditos, the Apostles of the 70
 
30
5th Tuesday of Lent

Hypatios the Wonderworker

Innocent, Enlightener of Siberia & Alaska

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