AHEPA Empire State District 6 Celebrates AHEPA Sunday

NEW YORK – Every year AHEPA Sunday is celebrated the third week of May. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America proclaimed May 16, as 'AHEPA Sunday’ in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese this year. Several Empire State District 6 Chapters held events in their local parishes.

Delphi Chapter 25 commemorated the day with a memorial service honoring the departed brothers and sisters at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan.

Port Jefferson Chapter 319 held AHEPA Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption. All Ahepans sat in the front row for the church services. Following the service, Fr. Demetrios Calogredes read the Archiepiscopal Encyclical from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. President Nick Calogredes greeted the parish and brought them up to date on Chapter 319’s accomplishments this year. Following church, Chapter 319 provided complimentary loukoumades for the whole parish.

Estia-Pindus Chapter 326 of Flushing, NY presented a donation for $35,000 to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church. In the past five years, they have raised over $250,000 for great causes such as Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center, AHEPA Service Dogs for Warriors, the Greek Genocide documentary, Ronald McDonald House of New York Greek Division, and many others.

Andreas T. Stamboulidis Parthenon Chapter 495 presented scholarships to the Greek Afternoon School students for their academic excellence at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Whitestone, NY. 

As the AHEPA brand journeys to its 100th Anniversary in 2022, chapters continue to help AHEPA’s mission of promoting the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.


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