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.
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