F.O.L. - CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS "LORD BYRON"
ACTIVITIES OF THE CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS
1924 - 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014 - CUT OF THE NEW YEAR CAKE - TRIBUTES
CUT OF THE NEW YEAR CAKE
of the New Year Cake took place on
Sunday, February 2,
at 7.00 p.m.at the Cultural Centre Longos.
The new priest of our
blessed the New Year cake
together with the
The administrative council of Longos Cultural Society
invited the members
as well as its
friends to the established
CUT OF THE NEW YEAR
The chairwoman Mrs Natasa Rodopoulou welcomed the
Afterwards the TRIBUTES took place.
This year were
Anna and Angelos Diamantopoulos
as well as
At this event, the administrative council of our society presented once
more the life and the legacy
of people who lived and passed
by our village and helped the
development, the peace and the
progress of this place to a big or to a smaller extent.
impossible not to mention their son Panagiotis Diamantopoulos, who
became a famous religious singer
Anna and Angelos Diamantopoulos
Angelos Diamantopoulos was born in Longos in 1887
Diamantopoulou in Andros in 1891 as daughter
They had seven children: Apostolos, Maria,
Aryro, Panagiotis and
Working agriculturaly, they also held the office
at the old St. Dimitrios Church in the 1950ies
and gave this office to
their successor Efthimios
Tsamtsouri in 1963.
They lived calm
and devoted to their church until old age
Kyra-Anna helped many people of
and others with her practical medicinal knowledge.
knew the technique to manufacture a salve to cure
from old times. She produced the even nowadays
well-known "Salve of
The older people of Longos remember Anna
topoulou as always being kind towards
and with a bright smile
on her face.
Angelos Diamantopoulos died in 1975 at the age of 85
his wife Anna Diamantopoulou in 1982 at the age of
at the church Panagia Tripiti
Their grandchildren, Angelos Diamantopoulos, son of Panagiotis, and
of Maria, took a gift as a memory of this evening.
did at the parish of St. Dimitrios. They had their own way pealing the church
bells so that people knew at any
Efthimios Nikolaou Tsamtsouris or Rallis was born
on August 29, 1909 and died on October 18,
He had 9 brothers and sisters, but only he
his parents because his brothers and
sisters went to work to Athens or
In 1939 he married Aliki
Tsagkanika from Selianitika.
In 1945 his wife Aliki died at
the age of 23 and left
the 5 year old daughter
In 1946 he married Julia Asprakou from Kouloura and they
had two children, the son Nicolaos and the daughter Aliki.
Efthimios Tsamtsouris worked as a farmer and as a
labourer, because the income as farmer was too little.
very humorous, loved to sit together with younger
people and made
people laugh with his anecdotes.
He participated at theatre
performances of the CULTURAL
LONGOS and he always acted in funny parts
as the stupid «Gerla» in the
performance «The lover
of little shepherdess».
very religious, he and his wife Julia were chosen to
hold the office of sextons at
the St. Dimitrios Church as
successors of Angelos Diamantopoulos,
also known as
Barba-Angelos. From 1963 until Efthimios' death in
they served the Church without pay, except for the little
got at weddings, baptisms and funerals. Good
Friday was the day of
sexton: they got the collection.
Many people of Longos and those
who came from Athens
helped them by giving their contribution
appreciated the service Julia and Efthimios Tsamtsouris
time, what part of the Sunday Service was
celebrated: one stroke after the first peal of the bells, two after
second and three after the third peal. At the end of the Sunday Service
Efthimios Tsamtsouris collected the remainig offering - Kolyva,
Litourgies and bread - to distribute it to poor people. This was
typical of Efthimios
Tsamtsouris, the father, the religious, the humorous,
loved by the inhabitants of his village, who never
shied at the work in
church. At last we have to mention his attitude towards resistance, as we
were told by his
family. For example he was
on guard together with other people of Longos, to
allow Aris Velouchiotis to disembark
at Rumeli. He also was the
only one who answered Pattakos at his visit to Longos,
when people were asked to tell
him about their problems.
We have to
mention, too, that their
son Nikolaos worked at LONGOS
SOCIETY as an active
member and was member of the
council for many
Their grandchildren Efthimios and
were members of the
dance department of our society
and we often took pleasure
magic dance figures.
Their son Nikolaos took a gift
as a memory of this evening.
The pie’s florin was found by Mrs. Filio Xydia.
At the end of the evening books were given to our little friens
some guests signed the guest-book.