Elkins Park to host OPA Greek Festival
Festivals & Dances

Elkins Park to host OPA Greek Festival

Looking for authentic Greek food? Look no further than Annunciation Greek Orthodox church on Old York road. America’s 6th oldest established Greek Orthodox community is hosting it’s annual OPA Greek Festival.

Upper Darby to host Greek Festival
Festivals & Dances

Upper Darby to host annual Greek Festival

Upper Darby, PA – St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church will host it’s annual Upper Darby Greek Festival, from May 14th through the 17th. The festival features Greek food, authentic folk dancing by area dance troupes and it’s own Pegasus. Dancing will take place daily under the big tent.

The Philly Greek-Stake Blog

It’s Fun To be Greek!

Spring time brings flowers, nice weather, love, and people yelling out, Opa… Yia’sou… Kalos irthate… One Souvlaki, hold the onions! All of these sayings are heard throughout the United States at your local Greek Orthodox Church Greek festival. There are hundreds of them each year throughout this great land.

Image courtesy of  Sarah Murray

“Protomagia”: Welcoming the 1st of May with a Greek Tradition

The 1st of May, known as “Protomagia”, is a time of celebration throughout all of Greece. It is a day off for everyone, similar to our American “Labor Day”. Living in Thessaloniki for half of my life, it was a trip which got me in touch with nature, and most importantly, my ancestral roots.

Marika Trizonis

Marika Trizonis passes away

Marion “Marika” Nee Papouris, age 80, of Glen Mills, Pa. Died April 26, 2015 at Lankenau Hospital after a sustained illness. Beloved wife of Arthur. Loving Mother of Nick (Debi) and Paul (Cora). Devoted grandmother of Anthony, Evan, Alexander, Samuel and Nathaniel. Also survived by sister Mary P. Efstration.

The naval battle of Navarino, painted by Ambroise-Louis Garneray.

Another Lesson from 1821

The Revolution was hardly the coordinated uprising described in the history books, and much of the gains of 1821-22 were squandered by the Greeks’ love of political infighting, corruption, and financial scandals.

Greece’s Consulate General Director in Mariupol, Mihailis Stamatis, and the President of the Federation of Greek Communities of Ukraine, Alexandra Prochenko while receiving pharmaceutical materials sent by the Greek NGO "Pharmacists of the World" in Mariupol. Photo: Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Greece / Cyprus

The Russian-Greek alliance has a big local problem

As separatist forces creep closer to Mariupol, and Greece considers a further alliance with Russia, one group could put this new friendship on hold – Ukraine’s Greek community.
Following Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Moscow, there is fresh talk of a potential alliance between Russia and Greece against Europe.

Photographic Moments
Evangelismos Fireworks

Philadelphia, USA, 2014

At the stroke of midnight Holy Saturday transitions to Easter Sunday. The petite Greek Orthodox church of Evangelismos of Theotokos (Bustleton Ave.) celebrates Easter with a big bang. Parishioners reenact a firework tradition which hails from the Island of Chios. Candles are lit while listening for the bells to chime. This signals the resurrection of Christ which is announced by Father Alexandros. Christos Anesti! Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.