Here is a clear and comprehensive guide to the religious
and secular life of the Greek-American community.
A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs
in America provides an easy-to-understand explanation
of Hellenic and Orthodox traditions. It is useful
for those born into a Greek family, those who may
join, and those who admire the culture, from The
Iliad to Byzantine icons.
Here are the traditions of Greek Orthodoxy
with clear, understandable explanations of the meaning
behind them. The reader will learn WHY traditions
are kept in addition to the practical advice of HOW
and WHEN to keep them. You will learn how to plan
a wedding, observe name days, fast, and bake communion
bread. Details about holidays, especially the Easter
season, will prove invaluable. You will become acquainted
with Greek secular customs that enrich daily life:
How to name your baby, what to say on special occasions,
how to select popular Greek music and what major sites
to visit in Greece.
In the section "The Global Community"
you will see Greek Americans in the wider context
of the Orthodox faith and the Greek Diaspora.
Since its publication,
this book has become a bestseller and a standard reference
in homes and libraries throughout the world. Find
out why 78,700 copies have been sold since 1993!
to Greek Traditions and Customs in America
Second Edition, by Marilyn Rouvelas. 411 pages.
Hardbound, notes, illustrations, and bibliography.
ISBN 0-9638051-1-8 US$30 retail.
N D O R S E M E N T S
book is a TREASURY OF LORE AND PRACTICIAL INFORMATION
that will be indispensable to anyone marrying
into a Greek family as well as to Greek Americans
eager to learn more about their heritage."
of Eleni, Hellas, A Place for Us, and Greek
should be A COPY IN EVERY HOME... a reference book
that provides the basics of Greek-American living"
Dr. Robert G. Stephanopoulos,
of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity,
New York City
learned more about Hellenism and Greek Orthodoxy from
A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs in America
from any other book I have read."
Northwestern University, author of Greek Americans:
Struggle and Success