Federation of Hellenic American Societies Vasilopita and Annual Meeting

His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey presided over the blessing and cutting of the vasilopita. Photo: TNH/ Steve Lambrou

PENNSAUKEN, NJ – The Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley held their Annual Dinner Meeting and Vasilopita blessing at the Pan-Icarian House on January 7. His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey presided over the blessing. With close to 75 representatives of parishes and organizations in attendance, the Federation officially announced the 2020 Eleftheria Award Honoree and Grand Marshall.

AHEPA Supreme President George Horiates, Esq. is the 2020 Eleftheria Award recipient. The Honorable Georgia Athanasopulos, Consul General of the Republic of Panama and Dean of the Consular Corps of Philadelphia, is the grand Marshal.

Parade Chair Georgia Chletcos, Federation President Georgia Halakos, Metropolitan Evangelos, Grand Marshal Georgia Athanasopulos, and AHEPA Supreme President George Horiates, this year’s Eleftheria Award honoree. Photo: TNH/ Steve Lambrou

The 2020 Greek Independence Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 29, beginning at 17th and the Parkway in Philadelphia. The 2020 parade will commemorate the 2500-Year Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae.

For more information please contact Parade Chair, Georgia Chletcos by phone:610-547-0072.

Kaliope Kokolis,Georgia Halakos, Metropolitan Evangelos, Archimandrite Ambrosios, George Horiates, Georgia Chletcos, and Archimandrite Christoforos at the cutting of the vasilopita. Photo: TNH/ Steve Lambrou

1 Comment

  1. Once again, it is so sad to see these organizations lack the very basic proper protocol on the proper placement of our U.S. American flag. You would think someone would at least take an interest in learning how to display our U.S. American flag. Truly sad and there is absolutely no excuse for this!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 characters available