Cherry Hill, NJ – It’s recognized as the “Hymn of the Day”, and the Greek School students who gathered on stage from across the Delaware valley kicked off the event with pride, singing together to start this years performance.

Once a year, Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, invites his Greek Orthodox parishes of Philadelphia to gather for an annual event known as “Three Hierarchs and Greek Letters Day”. The event recognizes Three Holy Hierarchs, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. These highly influential bishops of the early church, played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology and are recognized for bringing Hellenes the Greek letters.

This past Sunday, St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, in Cherry Hill, played host to this years annual event, which was filled with poem and song. The 13 parishes that make up the Greek Orthodox church members of the Delaware Valley all participated in the afternoon event.

In attendance was Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey. He recognized many individuals for helping put this event together and concluded, announcing that the event will return back to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church again next year where it was originally hosted in 2008.

The annual event is now 6 years old and continues to be a key annual event in the Philadelphia area for the Greek Orthodox community.