The members of the Parish Council and Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas posed for a commemorative photo following the swearing in ceremony at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, on January 15. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
CHERRY HILL, NJ – The continuing and new elected members of the Parish Council participated in the Affirmation of Office, with the paternal blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill by the community’s presiding priest, Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas, on January 15.
The Parish Council for 2023 is the following: George G. Horiates, Anastasios Efstratiades, Elias Iliadis, Dimitrios Rozanitis, Charles Sandilos, Efstathios Karadonis, Georgia Flamporis, Stavros Antonakakis, Cosmas Diamantis, Christopher Diamantoukos, Nicholas Gasparinatos, Gerasimos G. Kappatos, Alex Kokolis, Gerasimos Melissaratos, George N. Pappas, and Nick G. Kostiou.
The Affirmation of Office ceremony took place at the Church at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy with best wishes for all Parish Council members for a fruitful and most productive year
The annual Vasilopita Celebration of the parish was also held on January 15, immediately after the swearing in and the installation of the new Parish Council. Following the services, portions of the Vasilopita were distributed to the President and the new members of the Parish Council, the officers of the parish organizations, and then to the entire congregation. We thank the President and the ladies of St. Irene Philoptochos who sponsored the annual cutting of the Vasilopita. According to tradition, a special contribution was collected as well and will be sent to the St. Basil Academy in Garrison, NY, the Archdiocesan Child Care Center.
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