On Sunday, January 29th 2017, at the end of the Divine Liturgy, in our Community Center, our Greek School celebrated the Greek Letters Day and the Three Great Hierarchs, Ecumenical Teachers of our early church, Saints, Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John the Chrysostom. These church fathers lived in fourth century and rightly referred to as ‘Giants’ of faith, courage, holiness and learning. They were among the first to recognize the importance of the Greek Language and culture in developing and advancing Orthodoxy. They helped to develop the Christian Faith in the Greek Language and Thought. The Three Hierarchs are considered the Patron Saints of Education and Culture. They used the art of education and the Greek Classics to teach about God and that is why we have the week around the 30th of January as the week of Greek Letters and Culture.
The main speakers for the day were Cathy Andujar a student of the Greek Language Adult Class and Dr. Dimitrios Xanthakos an eloquent speaker and both from our parish in English and Mrs. Dawn-Avgi Anagnos director in Greek. The Greek School program followed with prayers, poems and songs. The students who participated were Theodora Mitsopoulos, Vasilia and Lukia Legakis and Savvas Moraitis. Warmest congratulations to all of them and to our wonderful speakers. Many thanks also to our photographer John Andujar and Joyce Anagnos who was in charge of hosting the coffee hour. It was a beautiful table with all kinds of sweets, fruit, cheeses, olives and veggies. The centerpiece was a book with words of wisdom of the Holy Hierarchs. Many thanks also goes to father Larry Legakis for all his help.
On Sunday, March 26th 2017, our Greek School will celebrate the Greek Independence Day of the 25th of March 1821. See you then, God Bless you all and Happy New Year 2017.