Panagiotis Rozanitis passes away

On April 13, 2017, Panagiotis Rozanitis passed away. He was the beloved father of Demetrios Rozanitis, Past President and former Parade chair of our Federation for many years. Our own Demetrios Rozanitis has been in Greece tending to his parents during the past few months. To all of us that know and love Jimmy, the Federation makes this announcement with … Continued

Thank you for participating in this year’s Greek Independence Day Parade

Dear friends and members of the Federation, On behalf of the Federation and myself, I would like to thank each and every one of you for participating in this year’s parade and showing our Hellenic pride. It took a lot of effort to put together this Parade, and I hope that we will all keep some nice memories. The beautiful … Continued

Hellenic Pride along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

It was blue and white and seen all over the world, live on the internet for the first time. Here in Philadelphia, the Greek Independence Day Parade celebrating the 196th Anniversary of Greek Independence marched down Benjamin Franklin Parkway and radiated Hellenic pride.

As it happens: Greek Independence Day Parade

Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia WATCH AS IT HAPPENS LIVE!The 2017 Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia USA Posted by Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flag Raising Ceremony at Philadelphia’s City Hall

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Greek-Americans from around the region visited City Hall in Philadelphia for the Greek Independence Day Weekend flag raising ceremony. A proclamation given by the city of Philadelphia announced the historic weekend that was sponsored by the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley.

A Salute to Our Evzones

A great sense of pride overcame the Wilmington Greek community yesterday that filled their church gymnasium in anticipation of the arrival of the Greek Presidential Guard. Dignitaries, dancers, and guests looked on as the Evzones marched in. Four of the members were dressed in regional folk attire to show the variety of Greece military garb, while the others came in suits.

Happy Greek Independence Day

Dear friends and members of the Federation, As of today, 196 years ago, Greeks stood up against the Ottoman Empire and revived Hellenism after almost 400 years of oppression. Despite their non-existent military infrastructure, limited resources and size, our forefathers revolted against the tyrants. With love and respect to the ideal of freedom, they succeeded in liberating Greece and delivering … Continued

March Meeting Rescheduled

Join us for the next meeting by sending at least two representatives from your parish/society. The meeting will be held at the Pontian Akritai Society (6456 Market St, Upper Darby, PA 19082) on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

Federation February 2017 Special Meeting

Getting closer to the Greek Independence Day, we call a special meeting to discuss all open issues about the upcoming celebratory events. Please join us for this special meeting by sending at least two representatives from your church/society at Evangelismos of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church Hall, 6501 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 7:00 pm. … Continued

Evzones at the Greek Independence Day Parade 2017 in Philadelphia

We are pleased to announce that for once again this year, we are privileged to host the Presidential Guard of Greece for one week. All costs for their stay and entertainment are raised solely by the Parade Committee who are all volunteers. Your contribution will assure that the Greek Evzones line the Ben Franklin Parkway, banners span the streets, viewing stands are built, the parade is promoted, parade programs are printed, and city permits are obtained. We need your help.

Countdown to the Greek Independence Day Celebrations 2017

2017 Independence Day Parade will take place on Sunday, April 2nd at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. All necessary information is attached. Please fill out the attached Information Sheet and return as instructed. We will keep you up-to-date about the details of the festivities and anything that hasn’t been determined so far.

Federation February 2017 Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting by sending at least two representatives from your church/society. The meeting is hosted by Dena Verikakis at Pizza Peddler, Route 926 & Route 202, West Chester, PA 19382 on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

Invitation to 2017 Vasilopita Cutting

The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley cordially invites all member societies and organizations to attend the traditional 2017 Vasilopita cutting.

His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos will bless the Vasilopita at Saint Thomas, Cherry Hill, NJ, on Sunday, February 12, 2017, right after the Divine Liturgy.

Past Federation President Nick G. Nicolas passes away

Nick G. Nicolas, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2017, in Delray Beach Florida. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dorothea Nicolas (Pavlos), his beloved sister, Elizabeth Manos and by his many nieces and nephews, all of whom adored him.

Hellenic Organizations Host Vasilopita Cutting

Representative Organizations from the Greek American community hosted their annual Vasilopita cutting at the Merion Banquet Facility. The event was highlighted by a donation of two-thousand dollars for relief efforts at Ionian Village in Greece, whose campgrounds were devastated by a tornado in September of 2016.

Hellenic Professional & Civic Organizations Host Annual Vasilopita Cutting & Dinner

In cooperation with the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia & Greater Delaware Valley, Hellenic Professional & Civic Organizations invite you to join in, celebrate and welcome the New Year at the Annual Vasilopita Cutting & Dinner on Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00 pm at The Merion, 1301 Route 130 South Cinnaminson, NJ.

Federation January 2017 Meeting

Let’s keep the excitement of the festive days go on and join us for our monthly meeting by sending at least two representatives from your church/society. The meeting will be held at the Pan-Icarian House – 6620 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm. As it became customary in the last years, the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood Chapter 12 “Atheras” will offer dinner, followed by the traditional Vasilopita Cutting before the meeting.