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December 13, 2021


NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Opera presents Eurydice by Matthew Aucoin, libretto by Sarah Ruhl adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play that reimagines the familiar ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s point of view. The opera is a product of the Met’s commissioning program, and runs from November 23-December 16. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Ségun oversees the momentous Met premiere from the podium, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub JeZeff Orlins as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. More information and tickets available online: https://www.metopera.org.


BOSTON, MA – Greek Heritage Night takes place Monday, December 13 as the Boston Celtics take on the NBA championship-winning Milwaukee Bucks and MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo at TD Boston Garden, 100 Legends Way in Boston, 7:30 PM. Balcony Seats starting at $78. Organized by AHEPA, Alpha Omega Council, EOK, Kefi FM, Grecian Echoes, Consulate General of Greece, Metropolis of Boston, National Hellenic Society, and the Teddy K Foundation. More information is available online: fevo.me/greeknight1213 use promo code: 21GREEK. All fans 12 and older will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a qualifying negative COVID-19 test result to gain entry to TD Garden. The City of Boston’s Indoor Mask Mandate also remains in effect, requiring all guests aged two and older to wear a mask while inside TD Garden, except while actively eating or drinking as permitted.


ONLINE – The Metropolis of Pittsburgh religious Education Commission presents the Cultivating a Love of Prayer Zoom Webinar, on Tuesday, December 14, 7-8:30 PM. All clergy and laity of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh and beyond are welcomed to participate in this amazing opportunity for spiritual nourishment and encouragement as Dr. Albert Rossi will be joining us for a Zoom webinar on the topic ‘Cultivating a Love of Prayer.’ Register online: tinyurl.com/LoveOfPrayer.


NEW YORK – The Archdiocesan Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra under the high patronage of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America present the 45th Annual Christmas Concert: The Sounds of Christmas, Saturday, December 18, 7:30PM, at Holy Trinity Cathedral 319 East 74th Street in Manhattan. Gala Reception: The Flavors of Christmas to follow. In-person ($75, $100, $125) and virtual concert tickets ($30) are now available, more information online: www.archcathedralchoir.com.

DECEMBER 18 and 20

BOSTON – Psaltikon presents A Byzantine Christmas, Ten Year Anniversary, with a concert of Byzantine chants and Christmas kalanta from Greece, the islands, and Asia Minor on Saturday, December 18, 7 PM at the Dormition Greek Orthodox Church, 29 Central Street in Somerville, MA, and on Monday, December 20, 8 PM at First Church Cambridge, 15 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA, with a global livestream in partnership with Musae. In-person tickets $25 for General Admission and $10 for Students. More information is available online: psaltikon.org.


BOSTON – The Annunciation Cathedral of New England, 514 Parker Street in Boston, presents the Annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 19. More information is available by phone: 617-731-6633.


NEW YORK – The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College held its 50th Anniversary Gala in a festive atmosphere on May 17 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


What is proven, and quite clearly indeed by the article which is published in this edition of The National Herald titled ‘Church of Crete Sends Letter to Patriarch Bartholomew Telling Him Not to Interfere’, regarding the ongoing issues within the Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, is the fact that Patriarch Bartholomew has become a captive of his own choices in general.

BOSTON – The Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, through its Holy Eparchial Synod, sent a letter on Tuesday, April 30 to Patriarch Bartholomew in response to his inquiry about his rights regarding the Patriarchal Monasteries of the island, telling him not to interfere administratively with them, according to information obtained by The National Herald.

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