Festivals & Dances

Announcing St. George 2014 Annual Dinner Dance

Philadelphia, PA – St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral is inviting the whole community to its Annual Dinner Dance for the feast of St. George on Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8pm. All proceeds go toward helping to sustain and restore the region’s most Historic Church.


America’s oldest Hellenic track meet is back

Broomall, PA – America’s oldest Hellenic track meet will be hosted next week again, on May fourth, at Upper Darby h.s. For the 37 year now, the Greek community via it’s churches and organizations is invited to come out and enjoy a free day of fun and competition.

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Greece / Cyprus

The Greek Tragedy told with Playmobil figures

Blogger Nikos Papadopoulos repurposes Playmobil’s toy figures to create darkly witty tableaux that comment on the reality of modern day Greece. And as with all good satire, not everyone is happy with the outcome, not least the German toy-maker itself that sought to remove his images from the internet.

Chiotes preserve tradition in Philadelphia during Easter

Chiotes preserve tradition in Philadelphia during Easter

Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday night, just after midnight, fireworks filled the air over Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church. Heads turned in to the sky from the church parking lot just as Father Alexandros yelled out, Christos Anesti! Red and green fireworks colored the sky as parishioners celebrated Christ’s resurrection.

St Thomas observes Good Friday

Epitafio circles St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church

Cherry Hill, NJ – With their church filled to capacity and in near darkness, candles illuminated the church for most of the service. Red rose petals covered the floor and the smell of incense filled the air as the somber congregation of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church observed Good Friday services.

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St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church observes Good Friday

Cherry Hill, NJ – Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey led the congregation of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church during services on Good Friday evening. The parishioners took to the streets carrying the Epitafio around the church in a quiet and mourning atmosphere.

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Bells Chime Good Friday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church

Upper Darby, PA – As the noon bells chimed on Good Friday, parishioners quickly worked to prepare for the liturgy services at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church. This evening liturgy services take place for Good Friday. The GOYA also participated, preparing candles that will be sold this evening.

Photo Credit: Emmanuel Eragne via Flickr
Greece / Cyprus

Easter Celebrations in Corfu

Easter in Greece is a special time of the year. Unlike the rest of the world that favors Christmas and the New Year in this respect, the Greeks seem to be in waiting for Easter all year round for a real celebration.

Photo credit: Frank Kovalchek via Flickr

Travel Seminar: Greek Orthodox Christians of Ottoman Cappadocia

Seminar Sponsored by The New York Life Insurance Company Center for the Study of Hellenism in the Pontos and Asia Minor of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and The Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies (ICHS) of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Photographic Moments
Greek Track Μeet

Upper Darby, USA, 1994

St. Luke Greek Orthodox church track team prepares for the opening ceremony of the AHEPA Thermopylae Chapter 445 Annual James D. Tanos-Theophilos Constantinidis Pan-Hellenic Track Meet. The annual event is the oldest community based Greek-American track meet in America. It was created by AHEPA Thermopylae chapter 445 to celebrate Hellenism and it’s contribution, the Olympic Games. Photo courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.