Philadelphia, PA – Greek Independence Day weekend launched yesterday at City Hall in the City of Brotherly Love. The community, Evzones, dignitaries, and clergy members were in attendance for the 201-year celebration that saw the Greek flag raised.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America hosted the service of the Salutations to the Theotokos (Χαιρετισμοί) later in the evening at St. Demetrios in Upper Darby to an entire church with the Greek Presidential Guard Evzones present.