Cherry Hill, NJ – A full program of poems and dancing were performed at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church this past Sunday. The Sunday school students recited songs of freedom and liberty to the parishioners following church. Parents looked on and snapped the moments.
Philadelphia, PA – The National Hellenic Students Association of America revisited the city of brotherly-love this past weekend for their annual 2015 spring convention. A weekend full of networking, seminars, and participation at the Greek Independence Day Parade were on the program.
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2015. By the President of the United States Of America. A Proclamation.
Upper Darby, PA – All roads led west, to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church on Sunday-following the Greek Independence Day parade. The Greek community gathered over the border in Upper Darby for a series of songs and dances.
Philadelphia, PA – The National Hellenic Student Association of North America hosted their spring 2015 Convention this past weekend. Greek-American Students from around the country came in to Philadelphia to participate in a series of events.
Press Statement, Washington, DC, March 23, 2015. On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Greece on the 194th anniversary of your independence.
Philadelphia, PA – Greek Independence Day was commemorated early in the city of Brotherly-love. For some time now, Philly has come to observe the historic day earlier than other diaspora cities.
Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Greek community celebrated Greek Independence day this past Sunday. Some 45 organizations and churches came together along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to commemorate the 194 anniversary of liberation from under the Ottoman yoke.
Deptford, NJ – On Saturday evening the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley, awarded Spiros Spireas the Eleftheria Award. The award is given annually in honor of an individual who was perpetuated Hellenism.
Approximately three hundred Greek Orthodox youth representing thirteen churches from the Delaware Valley will meet for a day of visual and performing arts competitions at the 30th annual Sights and Sounds Festival on Saturday, March 28. This is the second time the event will hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
This morning His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey officiated the doxology for the Greek Independence Day (March 25) at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia.
Deptford, NJ – On the eve of Greek Independence day in Philadelphia, it was an emotional Saturday evening. Through poem and passionate heartfelt comments, the Greek community united and listened as honored guest and Eleftheria Medal recipient, Dr. Spiro Spireas closed with his thoughts on Hellenism, family and Orthodoxy.
The fourth part of the Akathist Hymn and Small Compline was sung yesterday at Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church in Philadelphia. The ceremony was held by V. Rev. Archimandrite Alexandros Kantarakias.
189 years ago, on March 18th, 1826 a small group of brave Romaic Revolutionaries, led by Vasos Mavrovouniotis attempted to spread the Hellenic Revolution to Ottoman-occupied Coele-Syria.
Upper Darby, PA – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church had a full day of events this past Sunday. From a veneration of the cross to a 40 day blessings, St. Demetrios saw a day that brought together the community.
The Pontian Akritai of Upper Darby attended church in folk attire for an artoklasia.
Upper Darby, PA – The veneration of the cross, a 40 day blessings and an Artoklasia for the Pontian Akritai, were all on the program this past Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church.
I’m looking at the Cosmos Philly website to see what is happening in the community and catch up on some local news. I see the “Name Day” box on the right side and read the names for the name days being celebrated today, tomorrow, and the day after.
Philadelphia, USA, 1994
Following the Greek Independence Day Parade, Greek Military guards known as Evzones wait for a ride to the event celebrations back in Upper Darby. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.