Hesperian is not organizational and as such it is a state of mind welcome and based on

exclusive personal choice and conviction.



Although public sentiment has on various occasions favored the revival of Byzantium as a contemporary political entity;
NEW BYZANTIUM differs in that it considers Byzantium a historical ornament.  In a major way during its time, Byzantium
caused the development and expansion of Western Civilization at least in Europe and as a later consequence in The Americas.


It is fitting at the present time for all like-minded persons to stand united in view of serious and destructive challenges thrust
upon the Western world.  NEW BYZANTIUM, now more than ever, extends its long-standing invitation for positive
assistance from talented, knowledgeable, courageous, and competent individuals to share in the task.

[Award of titles, decorations, and the like are unrelated functions. No financial commitments are involved in earning such. Duty begets privilege.]


The activity endures and embraces the spirit of Constantine the Great, chief defender under the symbol of his vision displayed above.



It was alleged that Constantinople fell because

 . . . their faith must have been stronger than ours.

As a Hesperian, prove this to be false.







HESPERIA is a Greek word [‛Εσπερία] that means the West.


Unlike the term Westerner that in major part suggests a native or resident of the Western world and one of Western thinking, the Hesperian has all of those characteristics including that of an active role in upholding, promoting, and defending his or her cultural identity. Hesperians, therefore, are a strong cohesive and outreaching cultural movement that supersedes narrow and fleeting economic, political and geopolitical interests.


Hesperians are dedicated to the preservation and survival of their identity, based on Hellenistic, Roman, Roman-Byzantine, and Judeo-Christian principles, values, and laws.


Ethnicity, nationality, race, color, or religion, do not determine the condition under which one is a Hesperian. The spiritual content of one’s religious faith remains intact under the above Judeo-Christian principles, values, and laws. Furthermore, the principles of freedom, justice, and the values inherent in the American Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution are also an integral component of the Hesperian identity.


No economic or financial requirement makes one a Hesperian. The commitment is one of personal conviction for cultural integrity and survival.    


Mark Athanasios C. Karras, Hesperian





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NOTE: For a summary view of some of the background relating to Byzantium, enter  here. The references cited comprise part of an ongoing discussion of academicians and PhDs by means of an electronic forum via the Hellenic Electronic Center (HEC).  Said reading is recommended by NEW BYZANTIUM, insofar as it conveys in  a brief  and documented form an aspect of the nature of Byzantium. The Western or Roman as well as the latter Hellenic aspects of Byzantium are pointed out -- both being the fundamental source that supported the existence of the Empire. The said references are provided by Peter Yiannos, Corporate Executive (Ret.), Wilmington, DE (12/14/10).

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