BROOKLYN, NY – On May 15, Coney Island AHEPA Chapter 200 celebrated AHEPA Sunday with a dignified event honoring the commitment and dedication of Father Eugene Pappas, the pastor of Three Hierarchs Church in Brooklyn.
Father Eugene, as he is lovingly known to his parishioners, has been an ardent supporter of Greek ideals, in general, and of Coney Island AHEPA Chapter 200, in particular.
The event took place at Three Hierarchs Church and it saw members of both the AHEPA 200 Chapter as well as its sister Daughters of Penelope Demetra Chapter 33 pay tribute to AHEPA and Fr. Eugene. The chapter offered an Artoklasia and then AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas, a past president of Chapter 200, spoke about Father Eugene’s dedication to the greater Greek community and his support to AHEPA and Chapter 200, in particular. Brother Kokotas’ tribute to Father Eugene was followed by presenting the dear Father with a plaque recognizing his contributions to the community and to AHEPA.
Everybody in attendance exalted Father Eugene by giving him a well-deserved and prolonged standing ovation. The whole affair was followed by a lavish breakfast reception in the church’s community room. The breakfast was generously offered by Tom’s Restaurant, a Brooklyn staple.