Philly Skyline Lights Up Orange for Kidney Disease Awareness

Various buildings went orange on March 12th, World Kidney Day. 1 in 3 adults, or 73 million Americans, are at risk for kidney disease, and most don’t know it. On March 12th, the Philadelphia skyline lit up orange to promote awareness of kidney disease and in celebration of World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month.

St. Thomas Students put on their Blue and White

St. Thomas Students put on their Blue and White

Cherry Hill, NJ – Independence Day events started at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church on Saturday afternoon. The Sunday school students dressed in folk attire, and shared historic poems of liberty as parishioners looked on. A series of dance performances from various regions of Greece concluded the afternoon.

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St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church observes Independence Day

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.

Greek Philly Style weekend for NHSA
Organizations & Societies

Greek Philly Style weekend for NHSA

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 Dancing Follows Independence Day Parade

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.

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Greek Independence Day Parade 2015 – Photo gallery

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.

Third Week of Lent

Third Week of Lent Fills St. Demetrios Church

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.

Photographic Moments
Greek Independence Day 1994, Philadelphia

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.