Upper Darby, PA – The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley met again at the Pontian Club house last night, where they wrapped up the final details of this year’s Greek Independence Day Parade. This year’s Grand Marshalls Pamela and Tom Papadopoulos of Colonial Granite and Marble were present for the announcement and spoke about their participation at the parade. The scheduled series of events surrounding the Evzones participation (Greek Honor Guard) was the highlight of the evening’s meeting. A schedule has been listed below and will be updated later this week.

Program of Events for Greek Independence Day Week

SATURDAY – April 16, 2016
6:00 PMFederation Parade Dignitaries Dinner – Introduction of Dignitaries
Honorary Marshals, Grand Marshals: AHEPA President John Galanis and Daughters President Connie Pillalis
Eleftheria Award recipient: Nick and Athena Karabots
Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church
615 Mercer St, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
SUNDAY – April 17, 2016
10:00 AMHierarchical Divine Liturgy and Official Great Doxology Celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 256 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
12:30 PMDignitaries’ Luncheon at the Cathedral
Coffee Hour Reception
(open to the public)
Hosted by St. George Cathedral
Very Reverend Archimandrite Ambrose Bitziadis
2:00 PMGreek Independence Day Parade
Formation Time: 1:00 PM
Starting Time: 2:00 PM
Starting Point: 17th and Parkway
Reviewing Stand: On Parkway prior to Art Museum Drive
Inclement Weather Number: 856-665-2085
4:30 PMReception & Dance Performances
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
229 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PA
Hosted by St. Demetrios