St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral celebrated the 100th Anniversary of its foundation and the 200 years of the construction of its building, once the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew's. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – On October 16, St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation and the 200 years of the construction of its building, once the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew’s. The year-long celebrations culminated with a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and honorable guest Archbishop Nelson Perez of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia in attendance. Also present were dignitaries from the Greek Consulate, representatives of the City of Philadelphia, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the board of the Federation of American Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, who swore their oath of office at the end of the liturgy.
On the previous evening, the honored guests celebrated in a Grant Banquet at the Ballroom at the Ben among 350 guests.
St. George Cathedral is the oldest Greek Orthodox congregation in Center City and the mother church of many new congregations in the Delaware Valley located at the heart of what used to be Greektown. St. George was founded at the same time as the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with which it always had special ties. The community celebrated its unique history with a year-long slate of events including a golf outing, lectures, youth events, a Christmas concert, and the publication of a history book.
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