The St. Thomas Cherry Hill, NJ, community dancers posed with His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Metropolis of New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas, and George Horiates, among others at the banquet honoring the community’s patron saint. Photo: Steve Lambrou
CHERRY HILL, NJ – St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill celebrated its name day beginning with the Vespers service and Artoklasia on April 30, presided over by His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia and assisted by Metropolis of New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis along with presiding priest of the community Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas and members of the clergy from several other parishes.
The celebration continued on the Sunday of St. Thomas, May 1 this year, with the Divine Liturgy, also presided over by Bishop Apostolos. The church services were followed by an outdoor panegyri with the community’s dance group performing in traditional costume and a banquet in the church hall.
CHICAGO – After a two-year hiatus when they were not able to meet in person due to the pandemic, the Metropolis of Chicago Archons held their 7th Annual Metropolis of Chicago Business Retreat in person at the Saint Iakovos Retreat Center in Kansasville, Wisconsin.
PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.
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