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.
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.
Well it was really hard to decide what would be my first recipe to share with you. So I decided to begin where most people would like to begin their meal and that is with Dessert of course! There are two things I have realized growing up Greek and becoming a Chef.
Springs means festival season and St. George Greek Orthodox church kicks it all off with a perfect event for families and friends. Come sample the homemade cuisine while watching some of the best traditional Greek dancing around the Delaware Valley.
Greek writer Effrosyni Moschoudi presents her upcoming novel “The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb”, a quarter-finalist in the 2014 ABNA contest.
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.
Philadelphia, PA – Red and Green rockets exploded over Evangelismos Greek Orthodox church on Saturday night.
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.
Broomall, PA – In the Greek Orthodox tradition the clergy strew laurel leaves and flower petals all over the church to symbolize the shattered gates and broken chains of hell and Jesus’ victory over death. Parishioners of St. Luke Greek Orthodox church, symbolized this moment yesterday by baning pots and spoons.
Broomall, PA – The sounds of clanging pots and pans highlighted church services at St. Luke Greek Orthodox church, where his Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, performed the 1st resurrection services.
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.
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.
Upper Darby, PA – Parishioners, GOYA members and children all participated today, by decorating the church Epitafio and preparing candles to be distributed for this evenings service.
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.
Valley Forge, PA – “To wash someone’s feet teaches you humility. It is also a sign of welcoming and service. This act of kindness has been going on for thousands of years”, said Father Peter Thornberg as he addressed his parishioners at the end of church service.
Valley Forge, PA – The parishioners of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox church participated in a religious rite for the very first time, the washing of the feet. 12 members of the church, representing the twelve Apostles, sat and removed their shoes and sox at the altar of the church. Father Peter Thornberg then washed each individual’s feet.
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.
In the Eastern Orthodox church, this day is referred to as Great and Holy Tuesday, or Great Tuesday. Yesterday, on a cold and rainy evening, the congregation of Annunciation church on Bustleton ave. gathered for this event.
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.
Sewell, NJ – When the founding members of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church came together to create a new church, Thomas Gotzis was there. A pivotal member of the church and AHEPA chapter 69 (Camden), he has been a quiet witness and participant through his parishes history.
The Flyers closed out the regular season Sunday with a 6-5 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in a game that had no meaning for either squad.
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.