Philadelphia, PA – Greek Independence Day was commemorated early in the city of brotherly love. For some time now, Philly has come to observe the historic day earlier than other diaspora cities. In a historic town of many firsts, who better than Philadelphia?

On Sunday, Independence day was announced in the heart of the historic Greek community (8th and Locust), and was led with a service by Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey. Dignitaries and parishioners attended the Doxology service at St. George Greek Orthodox cathedral in Olde city. Flags of Cyprus, Greece and the United States were presented during the liturgy and many in the community attended the service in traditional folk attire, in honor of their ancestral home.

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