Archdiocesan District Hosts First Ever Servant Leadership Awards Banquet
June 6, 2023
A Special Event Was The Presentation Of A Crystal Tear Drop Prism Award To Mrs. Marie Paizis For Her Decades Of Devotion To The Society And All Her Philanthropic Work. She Is Most Deserving! Axia , Axia! Axia!
GREEK SCHOOL PROGRAM : in church pm April 27th at the conclusion of Divine liturgy by selected students of the school honoring Greek Independence Day 195th, Anniversary and the SACRED ANNUNCIATION ( Evangelismos ) of Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. We salute their proud parents and the faculty members Zoe Anastasakos and Maria Halkias.
THREE HIERARCHS SENIOR CLUB CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Senior Club, led by President Helen Pavlides and assisted by her elves, got into the spirit of the season as they enjoyed a very delightful Christmas Party with Christmas music and delicious food from Perry’s, our unofficial caterer. There were even table prizes. The winner at each table was the one with the most keys. There was much tinkling, rattling and laughter as everyone scrounged through their pockets and handbags to see if they had the winning number of keys. The visitor in red with the white beard was not Santa Claus, but Father Eugene, who came down to give us his usual interesting commentary.Coming up are our Valentine’s Day Party (wear red) on Wednesday, February 10th and Chinese New Year Party (bring your chopsticks) complete with Chinese Auction on Wednesday, February 17th. If you are not yet a member but think you might like to be, come and enjoy the fun! You’ll make new friends, and might be reunited with some old ones! We welcome new member.s. We meet almost every Wednesday except during the summer, and dues are$10.00 a year.
Sunday School Catechetical School Students With Their Administrators And Father Eugene At The Sunday Pageant For Christmas 2015. “ Let The Little Children Come Unto Me “…………. Said Jesus As He Embraced The Holy Innocents With His Grace And Love. Children From 5 Years To 13 Years Of Age Should Be Enrolled In The Three Hierarchs Sunday School. Are Yours?
HALLOWEEN AT THE SENIOR CLUB
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Witches carrying jack-o-lanterns full of candy and Groucho Marx look-alikes haunted the hallowed halls of Three Hierarchs recently as the Senior Club celebrated Halloween. Could those ladies behind the elegant masks have been Katie Hambas and Dimitra? Could those guys sporting the Groucho masks have been Bill Theodosakis and Bingo caller Peter Gardianos? Fotini Daniel looked beautiful in a white bridal veil and tiara. She was celebrating a more personal occasion: her wedding anniversary. After playing their tricks, the celebrants received their treats: delicious desserts, including homemade Greek pastry prepared by the club’s own outstanding bakers. Then everyone won and lost small fortunes playing Bingo.
If you are not a member yet but would like to join in the fun, come on down almost any Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. We are always delighted to welcome new members. Dues are only $10 a year. The club does not meet on the Wednesdays before Thanksgiving and Christmas because we are all home making holiday preparations.
Our annual commemoration of ‘ OXI ‘ Day this year by our Greek School Children marks the 75th anniversary of a heroic stand against the forces of fascism and an affirmation of the values that are essential for human life and well-being.
On October 28, 1940 , faced with an ultimatum from Benito Mussolini to allow the Italian army to occupy Greece, the Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas and the people of Greece responded with a resounding ” NO.” Even before the time to respond to the ultimatum had expired, Italian forces began entering Greece over the border from Albania. However, in the spirit of the reply of ” NO, ” Greek forces resisted fiercely, keeping the Axis forces out of Greece for almost six months.
NATIONAL CHURCH MUSIC SUNDAY
OCTOBER 4, 2015
The Three Hierarchs Choir, led by Choir Director and organist Katie Hambas, and church psalti Leonidas Koutsouflakis, were honored at last Sunday’s liturgy. Father Eugene Pappas thanked them for their service to the church during the past year. He also gave special recognition to choir member Elizabeth Perlegis who often steps in as psalti. The choir offered an artoclasia in honor of their patron saint, St. Romanos the Melodist, who lived in the 6th century and is considered one of our greatest hymnologists. This is an annual event originated by the Archdiocese to honor church musicians in Greek Orthodox churches all over the USA
ST. PHANOURIOS CELEBRATION was a major success to the honoring of the MARTYR CENTURION who is the ‘patron of lost objects ‘. Phanouro – pites cakes baked in honor of the saintly figure were prepared by many families and were blessed at the ICON SHRINE erected to the saint. After the liturgical blessings, the cakes were cut and divided with portions to everyone in attendance. The sweetness was truly an incredible and palatable delight. We honor his saintly memory with sweetness. The saint’s life and miracles recorded in a booklet was distributed as a gift to those who presented ‘ pites ‘ . Oh what a DELIGHT! (Pictures donated by Irina Kucher)