In 2014, Eleni Zarbalas-Pantaridis participated with team Greece at the Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas Texas. Eleni was born and raised in the historic Greek community of Upper Darby just outside West Philadelphia.
The Greater Philadelphia Committee of IOCC cordially invites you to their Fourth Annual Benefit. Banquet for the IOCC. The Banquet will honor His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey and feature keynote speaker Constantine Triantafilou, IOCC Executive Director and CEO.
Philadelphia, PA – St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral will be hosting it’s annual Philoptochos Bid ‘n’ Buy at their culture center adjacent to the church. This years theme is the Greek Islands. You’re invited to travel to the Greek Islands at their Bid ‘n’ Buy this Friday, April 17th, at 7:00 pm.
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the 8th Annual Philadelphia Armenian Genocide Walk will take place, providing an opportunity for the entire Philadelphia community to gather to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Philadelphia, PA – It was Greek Heritage Night at the Sixers basketball game on Monday. The Wells Fargo Center was a scene of pride for the community as they were treated an evening full of cultural as well athletic performances.
Philadelphia, PA – Proud Greek Americans took over the Wells Fargo Center on Monday evening for the Sixers game.
Deptford, NJ – The sounds of Greek music and the smell of lamb on the spit filled the air in Greek-American backyards yesterday. The Greek community of the Delaware Valley celebrated Easter Sunday with family members and friends.
Deptford, NJ – Fawn and Spiro Karolidis hosted their annual family Easter yesterday with family and friends. Pontian music and a traditional lamb spit scene greeted you as you entered the backyard. Dancing, food and smiles filled the air as we took in the afternoon and evening.
Broomall PA – His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey shares his Easter message with the Greek Orthodox community.
Philadelphia, PA – Fireworks exploded at midnight over Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church during Easter services. Parishioners commemorated the mass with a tradition of fireworks. The congregation stood outside the church holding candles and looking into the sky during the late service.
Philadelphia, PA – “Christos Anesti, Christos Anesti!” was shouted out to the crowd by Father Alexandros of Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church. While holding candles and gathered outside of their church, parishioners looked on during the Easter midnight mass.
Broomall, PA – His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey performed 1st Resurrection Services at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church on Saturday. Parishioners filled the pews and looked on as the somber service transitioned to joy and pots and pans were struck.
Upper Darby, PA – First Resurrection services took place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church on Saturday morning. Clanging pots and pans highlighted the morning, that was performed by Rev. Economos Panagiotis Lekkas.
Yah you all read it correctly. I have the secrets. I have the answers. I have all the ways that you can make your little baby cousin Eleni cry for losing against you when cracking your Easter eggs this Sunday.
Philadelphia, PA – The smell of incense and glowing candles welcomed you as you entered Holy Friday Services at St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral yesterday. On Great and Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross.
Easter is on the way and you, my friends, get rewarded with… (drum roll please)…
MAGIRITSA! That’s right, magiritsa.
Philadelphia, PA – Holy Friday Services took place at St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral yesterday. Pink and white carnations adorned the Epitafios that sat at the altar while two small children stood by holding basket. Under the direction of Father Ambrose Bitziadis-Bowers the four hour service took place with parishioners looking on.
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.