Upper Darby, PA – The Pontian Akritai community of Philadelphia is hosting one of the biggest dances of the year and it promises to be extra special. Celebrating it’s 75th year as a syllogo, it is North America’s oldest Black Sea organization.
Cinnaminson, NJ – This past Sunday, the fifth annual Metropolitan Evangelos Ambassador Awards Banquet took place. The event recognized members of the Greek Orthodox community under the direction of the Archdiocese.
Journalist Christodoulos Papadimas describes the crucial role his grandfather Major General Vassos Vrachnos – the victor of Pindos – played in the defeat of the Italian invaders by a handful of Greeks during WWII in the treacherous terrain of the Albanian mountains.
From the refusal to surrender the country to the Axis forces to today΄s protest against austerity and loss of sovereignty amid a collapsing corrupt political system, no (OXI) is a Greek word.
Philadelphia, PA – Parishioners of Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church gathered to watch as their Greek school celebrated Oxi Day. The performance featured children from the Greek school classes reciting poems and singing songs about the historic day, October 28th 1940. Blue and white flags waved as beaming faces looked on with pride.
They celebrated Oxi Day at Annunciation Greek Orthodox church yesterday. But in a grander sense, it was a resurrection and a new day for these Greeks. Hosted in the church hall, it was the first time Oxi Day services, including recitals and speeches were given there.
The Eagles returned from the bye week to find themselves in the desert of Arizona for a battle between two 5-1 teams. Both the Eagles and Cardinals have been able to find early season success to put them in position for a playoff run in the second half of the season.
This recipe was inspired by a contest that I have entered with Dorothea Tsakiris-Pirpiris. It was the Triscuit Summer Snack Off with Martha Stewart. This challenge was to use Triscuits and Cherry Tomatoes in a recipe and submit for approval into the contest.
Upper Darby, PA – The Wolfpack, Kings and Rip City all took wins home in their Thursday night match ups.
Game one of the PGBL featured the Wolfpack and the Spartans. In game two, the Kings gelled together and took apart the Warriors. In game three, Rip City fought off a tough Hellas and scored a victory.
Cherry Hill, NJ – The AHEPA room was filled to capacity last night at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church. AHEPA Camden chapter #69 hosted a mass initiation. Members of Districts 3, 4, 5, attended the event that saw more than 100 people gather for the evening.
Cherry Hill, NJ – October means AHEPA initiation month. At least it seems that way here in Philadelphia. For the last few years, Camden chapter #69 of District 5 has hosted an annual event that brings together chapters from all over the Delaware Valley and North Jersey.
A 3d virtual reconstruction model made by Ing. Nikolaos Alexandrou.
In 2012 Greek archaeologists unearthed northeast of Amphipolis at a location called the Kasta Hill, a vast tomb, the biggest burial tomb ever unearthed in Greece. The perimeter is 497 meters long, and is made of limestone covered with marble.
Ancient Greek culture and language has had an enduring impact on European culture, mostly through the mediation of the Romans. The map illustrates the different words for Greece in use today on the continent.
AHEPA, represented by Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos, laid one of the 24 white marble stones placed in two Cairns at the Ground Blessing Ceremony for Saint Nicholas National Shrine at World Trade Center, on October 18, 2014.
Cherry Hill, NJ – At the center of the stage, on a music stand, a bible sits. This bible elevates your spirits in another direction. It’s the bible of Greek songs. When opened, Atlantis of Philadelphia can take you on a musical Greek journey, throughout time.
Cherry Hill, NJ – Klio Kokolis loves Greek Dancing. How much you ask? Well, for 40 plus years, she has been the Director of Dance for the Hellenic Heritage Dance group of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church in Cherry Hill.
Middletown, PA – A crackling fire with marshmallows and hotdogs highlighted the evening at Linvilla Orchards. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church groups “JOY” and “HOPE” for kids joined together with parents and friends for a fall evening.
Week 3 is now in the books, and what an exciting 3 weeks it has been. The great Socrates once said “The only thing I know is that I know nothing”, and this year’s league action has left me feeling much the same way, especially on the boy’s side, where through three weeks only St. Demetrios of Upper Darby stands undefeated.
For those of you who have been watching this season’s MLB post season it’s been quite an exciting October to date. The Fall Classic matchup is now set between fellow Greek Mike Moustakas and his upstart Kansas City Royals going against the San Francisco Giants who will be looking for their 3rd World Series title in 5 years.
At a recent Greek festival, I was sitting down drinking a Frappe, people watching, enjoying the weather, and listening to the haunting melodies of the bouzouki coming over the loudspeakers. Ahhhh… the sound of the bouzouki. An instrument that makes your emma rise to heart attack levels when it solos.
Asbury Park, NJ, 2007
The annual “Blessing of the Waters” tradition takes place in mid September along the shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk. Members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese from throughout the region attend church services that take place at the Paramount Theater and Convention center. Led by Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, a wooden cross is thrown into the sea which is retrieves and returned by a lucky child. The child is blessed with good fortune for the year. Image courtesy of Eleftherios Kostans.