Greek Independence Day: Wreath-laying in Philadelphia

The Greek community celebrated yesterday the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821 in a ceremony that followed the Greek Flag’s raising and laid a wreath at the Charioteer of Delphi replica statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Η Φιλαδέλφεια των ΗΠΑ τιμά την ελληνική επανάσταση του 1821

O Ελληνισμός των ΗΠΑ δεν θα μπορούσε να μείνει αμέτοχος στον εορτασμό της συμπλήρωσης 200 χρόνων από την επανάσταση του 1821. Μετά από συντονισμένες προσπάθειες της Ομοσπονδίας ελληνικών Σωματείων Φιλαδέλφειας των ΗΠΑ στο ιστορικό κέντρο της πόλης φωταγωγήθηκαν οι τρεις μεγαλύτεροι ουρανοξύστες με τα γαλανόλευκα χρώματα.

A Proclamation on Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2021

Exactly 200 years ago, inspired by the same ideals of liberty, self-governance, and passionate belief in democracy that sparked the American Revolution, the people of Greece declared their independence. Today, the people of the United States join the Greek people in commemorating the creation of the modern Greek state — and celebrating two centuries of enduring friendship between our nations.

St. Demetrios Performs National Anthem

Greek School students from St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church performed the Greek National Anthem yesterday under the direction of Father Gregory Gilbert.

Historic Visit: Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ

Sunday, December 13, 2020, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America visited Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, for His Arch Pastoral Visit. During this visit, His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy, bestowed symbolic gifts to V.R. Archimandrite Father Christoforos and parish council President Charles Sandilos, and he administered the Oath of Office for newly elected officers of … Continued

New Officers and Board Elected for 2020-2021

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at St. Demetrios, Upper Darby, we, the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley, we’re excited to return for a meeting – in person finally! Thank you to everyone who joined and participated that evening; it was so nice to see you there! The Elections for 2020-2021 were conducted as part … Continued

George Burlotos – Γεώργιος Μπουρλότος 1923 – 2020

My beloved parishioners,Christ is Risen – Χριστός Ανέστη, It is with much sadness and a heavy heart I inform you that our beloved George Burlotos, the “Greek Spirit” of our Community, left us today, after a strong fight with the Covid-19. Below you can find the obituary and a message from his beloved family. May he rest in peace with … Continued

6th Annual AHI Greek Heritage Night

Join the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) at Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies Greek Heritage Celebration on May 29, 2019, at 7:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to watch a great Baseball game when the Philadelphia Phillies host the St. Louis Cardinals. You will also celebrate the Greek Heritage Evening with Greek Music, Dancing, Scenery & Food and fundraise … Continued

Christopher B. Sevast passes away

Christopher B. Sevast, age 95, passed away. He is predeceased by his wife, Kay (née Kokos). Survived by his daughters; Dottie, Alice (Ken) Skinner, Liz, Jeanne, and his grandcats Darby, Krissi and Dolly. His was a life well lived. Chris served in the Pacific in World War 2. He was one of the original members of the Saint Thomas Greek … Continued

Sponsorship opportunities

The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced earlier this week the Greek Independence Day Celebrations. One of the most important events will also be the Eleftheria Awards Banquet. The event will be held at the Merion in Cinnaminson NJ, on Saturday, March 30, 2019, and is already drawing the attention of Delaware Valley’s Greek-American community. … Continued

The 2019 Greek Independence Parade in Philadelphia

The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley is announcing the 2019 Greek Independence Parade – The Pontian Genocide 100 Year Commemoration. The parade will take place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. This year’s honorees are: Eleftheria Recipient & Grand Marshal: Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece Honorary Marshals: Mr. … Continued