Monday, November 17, 2014
Hellenic Society of Constantinople
HELLENIC SOCIETY OF CONSTANTINOPLE
"The Hellenic Society of Constantinople was founded in 1939 to preserve and perpetuate the vast contributions made by the Byzantines, and to promote charitable contributions to needy churches and nursing homes in Constantinople. Today, the society also supports scholarships to students of Greek descent based on merit, and donates to worthy philanthropic causes in the U.S. The society contributes to the annual Commemoration of the Fall of Constantinople which is held on or around May 29th each year and is sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Chicago. Our organization supports the Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey and the religious freedoms of Orthodox Christians in Turkey and Asia Minor."