Left to right: Jimmy Xanthos, Ted Livanos, Julie Tsoumpariotis, Stelios Dionisiou, Fr. Panteleimon Papadopoulos, Agni Kaloumenou, and Stephanie Clark. (Photo: Courtesy of Holy Resurrection Church)
BROOKVILLE, NY – With just shy of 500 people in attendance marking the largest indoor event organized by the church in over two decades, Holy Resurrection hosted a blessed event entitled, ‘A Night to Remember with Stelios Dionisiou’ on October 15 at the Hilton in Melville, NY. After an almost two-year hiatus, the Church family once again gathered for an unforgettable epic evening of the highest quality Christian fellowship and fantastic Greek music – with all the proceeds going towards the community’s Expansion Project.
Attendees from all over the tri-state area gathered to show their support for a project which, with the help of God, will directly benefit and shape the lives of countless young people.
The evening opened with Rania Aniftos, a Los Angeles-based music journalist and child of Holy Resurrection, sharing her memories of how profoundly her Church shaped her formative young adult years. She said that “this community allowed me to come out of my shell, make lifelong friends, and gave me the spiritual foundation upon which I have built my life. I felt loved, I felt supported, I felt embraced, I felt inspired, I felt part of a very special church family at Holy Resurrection.”
These words resonated with those in attendance as they witnessed living proof of how a community can impact the lives of her youth.
Following her remarks Fr. Panteleimon spoke about the important moment in history when God called the Holy Resurrection community into existence to bring the great dream of the faithful to fruition. He thanked those in attendance, saying that their mere presence was a powerful witness of their solidarity and support for this sacred Expansion Project. “While there is a tremendous amount of work that still needs to be done to complete this project,” he said, “we feel renewed and strengthened by the outpouring of love and support we see here tonight. Thank you all so much for being here tonight and please come and see what your support has helped bring to life!”
Fr. Papadopoulos closed his remarks by thanking the three co-chairs, Julie Tsoumpariotis, Ted Livanos, and Jimmy Xanthos and their whole team for their extraordinary and tireless work to make the event so special.
The concert began with Agni Kaloumenou opening the evening with her bright personality and voice. People took to the dance floor and the venue was filled with joy and fellowship.
Stelios Dionisiou then took center stage and lifted the joy to an even higher level, impressing the audience with his great talent.
Dionisiou addressed the gathering and promised to come to the blessing of the new facility once completed, encouraging everyone to embrace this project and support it from their hearts regardless of their connection to the Community since it was for the benefit of the children. He uplifted the whole room with his personality and remarkable voice in a truly epic performance.
In a statement, it was noted that, “the community of Holy Resurrection remains committed to completing this project and wishes to express, once again, their profound thanks to all those who came and supported their Expansion Project. If you wish to donate a gift to the Expansion Project and be part of the sacred effort to build a better tomorrow for our children and the generations that will follow, please click the link here: https://www.resurrectionexpansion.org/.”
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