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St. Thomas Community in Cherry Hill Celebrates Its Name Day

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.

A commemorative photo was taken on May 1 at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, during the community’s name day celebration. Photo: Steve Lambrou

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.

The St. Thomas of Cherry Hill, NJ community dancers performed in traditional costume in honor of their community’s patron saint. Photo: Steve Lambrou
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia during the Divine Liturgy on the Sunday of St. Thomas celebrated in the eponymous community in Cherry Hill, NJ on May 1. Photo: Steve Lambrou
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, celebrated its name day beginning with the Vespers service and Artoklasia on April 30, presided over by His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia. Photo: Steve Lambrou
His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia during the Artoklasia on the Sunday of St. Thomas celebrated in the eponymous community in Cherry Hill, NJ on May 1. Photo: Steve Lambrou

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