CHICAGO, IL – An impressive crowd attended the Annual Raising of the Greek Flag and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza in Downtown Chicago on March 22. The Consul General of Greece in Chicago Polyxeni Petropoulou, Father Chrysanthos Kerkeres, and hundreds of members of the community and the Greek Orthodox faithful of the City of Chicago participated in this yearly Greek Independence event hosted by the Federation of Hellenic American Organizations of Illinois- ENOSIS, in honor of the Hellenes and Philhellenes who gave their lives for Freedom. Louis Palivos, a member of the host organization, was among the speakers at the event celebrating Greek Independence.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian denomination worldwide. The Metropolis of Chicago oversees all Greek Orthodox Parishes within Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, as well as large portions of Missouri and Indiana. You can find more information on the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago online at: www.chicago.goarch.org.
The Greek flag raising event at Chicago’s Daley Plaza attracted a large crowd. Photo by John Ackerman
At the podium, Louis Palivos, member of the host organization ENOSIS, was among the speakers at the event in Chicago. Photo by John Ackerman
ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.
O oceanic you sing and sail
White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas
For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors
You who loved the distant Sporades
You who lifted the tallest flags
You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves
Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens
Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades
What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams?
TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.
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