You’ve reached your limit of free articles for this month.
Get unlimited access to The National Herald,
starting as low as $7.99/month for digital subscription & $5.99/month for a delivery by mail subscription

United States

Pancyprian Choir Marks the Start of Great Lent with Clean Monday Meal

ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir continued its annual tradition of celebrating Kathara Deftera- Clean Monday- and the start of Great Lent with a meal featuring the traditional, Lenten foods of the season, at their rehearsal on February 27 in Astoria.

The Choir members along with Artistic and Music Director Phyto Stratis enjoyed the typical fasting foods, some store-bought and some homemade, including lagana, olives, taramosalata, melitzanosalata, dolmadakia – stuffed grape leaves with rice only, salads made with chick peas and black-eyed peas, hummus, breadsticks and paximadia. For dessert, they enjoyed fresh fruit, tahinopita, and halva.

Following the meal, the Choir got back to rehearsing for its upcoming spring concert featuring a program of upbeat favorites and greatest hits from previous productions. Further information to come as the details become available.


ASTORIA – Under clear blue skies and bright sunshine, the Greek flag-raising ceremony honoring Greek Independence Day was hosted by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York on March 26 at Athens Square Park in Astoria.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

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


Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.