Founded in 1975

Board of Directors
Fanis Economidis, President
John Gumas, Vice President
Anthony T. Saris, CPA, Treasurer
Kenneth Frangadakis, D.D.S.
Steve Padis
Gary M. Vrionis

Managing Editor
Giuliana Harris

Advisory Editorial Board
Rev. John Bakas, Dean, St. Sophia Cathedral
Robert Bruce, Community Newspapers, Editor Emeritus
Markos Kounalakis, Journalist
Mort Levine, Community Newspapers, Publisher
Frosene Phillips, Columnist, Former Hellenic Journal Editor

The Hellenic Journal Founder
Frank Agnost

Clifford Argue
Theodora Dracopoulos Argue
Terry Phillips

Administrative Director
Joanna Phillips


Teresa Basham
The Hellenic Journal cannot assume responsibility for unsolicited items. The Hellenic Journal does not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed herein nor is it to be held responsible for facts as presented by authors and/or advertisers.
Frank P Agnost

Frank Peter Agnost

Hellenic Journal Founder

“As the Founding Publisher of the Hellenic Journal he stood tall to any force attempting to silence his genius and love for Hellenism.”

Fanis Economidis
President, HJ Board of Directors

Our Story

In April 1975, following the invasion of Cyprus, Frank P. Agnost founded The Hellenic Journal, the only newspaper west of the Mississippi published on a regular basis and dedicated to the coverage of news from Greece as well as the American Greek communities throughout the country. The newspaper was published twice monthly and it was a family affair. Throughout the life of The Hellenic Journal his daughter Adrienne was involved in all aspects of publishing the paper along with her husband, Nick Verreos.

In 2001, Mr. Agnost retired and passed the torch to the present HJ staff and Board of Directors who updated the paper to its current format, adding color, cover features and changing its distribution to once a month. The vision was to continue the rich tradition established by Frank P. Agnost of keeping the Greek American community connected and offering a unique voice. The new format offered a longer shelf life, new features and columnists. The response from readers was tremendous! Since that time, the HJ has continued to keep the community connected by offering its publications to the churches in the west as well as at special events and Greek stores.

The HJ’s expansion to the web offers the opportunity to reach an even greater audience by becoming a reliable source to the community for all things Greek. While the print version will still provide a trusted value to the HJ readers and its advertisers each month, the addition of an online presence merges the past and present with the future.

The Hellenic Journal is published monthly for $35 in CA ($32.18 outside CA) per year by the Western Hellenic Journal, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.