Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA PUBLISH DATE: June 21, 2007

 

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BISHOP SAVAS TO LEAD NATIONAL YOUNG ADULT PILGRIMAGE His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas to lead
National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Florence, Ravenna, and Constantinople
November 2-10, 2007

The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to announce the National Young Adult Pilgrimage to Florence, Ravenna, and Constantinople, November 2-10, 2007. His Grace Bishop Savas of Troas, the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, will once again lead the pilgrimage to sites of great historical importance and spiritual significance for all Orthodox Christians. The highlight of this experience will be an audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar in the historic city of Constantinople.

The trip begins in Constantinople where participants will travel to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the awe-inspiring Cathedral of Agia Sophia, the Church of Christ at Chora, the Monastery of Zoodogos Pigi (the Life-Giving Spring), the great covered Bazaar, and will also experience the splendor of the city on a Bosphorus cruise. There will also be a tour of the famous Theodosian walls, which for one thousand years, until the Ottomans breached them in 1453, protected the City from invasions by land. The trip will continue to Florence, the site of an unsuccessful attempt to reunite the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, where the group will visit the Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Romanesque Baptistery of St. John. A day trip to Ravenna, the ancient capital of the Western Roman Empire and an artistic bridge between the East and West, will provide the opportunity to experience the splendor of Byzantium and early Christian art, architecture, and history.

Bishop Savas described the pilgrimage to Rome and Constantinople as “an unforgettable experience, not only for the young adults but for myself as well. This year’s journey to destinations rich with early Christian and Byzantine history and architecture will likewise provide ample opportunities for growth in knowledge and self-understanding, for the establishing of lasting friendships and for spiritual refreshment and renewal.”

Registration will be limited to 35 young adults and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration materials and additional information, please visit www.youth.goarch.org or contact the Department at 646.519.6180.


INTERNATION YOUTH CONFERENCE Fifteen young adults have been chosen for the trip of a lifetime to represent the Metropolis of Atlanta at the International Orthodox Youth Conference for young adults, ages 18-30, held at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, July 11-16 of this year.

Participants will travel to Constantinople for a week of learning about our Faith and sharing in Christian fellowship. The theme of the conference is "Citizens of the World -- Members of the Church" and the Patriarchate is expecting over 800 young adults (ages 18-30) from throughout the world (over 115 from the Archdiocese of America). Young adults from all over the world will visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate and gather together for dialogue and discussion. All expenses, other than travel to and from, are being covered by the Patriarchate.

Within the next week, a website will be up and running (youth.ecupatriarchate.org) with information about the conference. The delegation from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - each Metropolis - will be staying together at the same hotel

The conference itself will take place at the Hilton Hotel with several night time/social events.

Representing our Metropolis of Atlanta will be:
Emanuel Agapion, Greensboro, NC
Alexandra Basilakos, Greer, SC
Ryan Burge, Birmingham, AL
Evangeline George, Marietta, GA
Nikolas Kamilaris, Cary, NC
Despina Kiriakes, Ormond Beach, FL
Elizabeth and Thomas Kleto, Charlotte, NC
David Mastroberte, Columbia, SC
Andrew Miltiades, Marietta, GA
Rosanne Niforos, Winston-Salem, NC
Nicole Paxton, Grayson, GA
Nichole Rallis, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Joanna Varvarelis, Charlotte, NC
Sophia Bambalis, Winston-Salem, NC


HUMOR After having dug to a depth of 10 meters last year, Italian scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Italians, in the weeks that followed, Turkish scientists dug to a depth of 20 meters. Shortly thereafter, headlines in
Turkish newspapers read: "Turkish archaeologists have found traces of 200-year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already
had an advanced high-tech communications network one hundred years earlier than the Italians."

One week later, "The Kathimerni", a Greek newspaper, reported the following:"After digging as deep as 30-meters in fields near Athens, George Petropoulos, a self-taught archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. George has therefore concluded that 300-years ago, Greeks were already using wireless."
Yassou, George!

(Thanks to James Choromokos for this!)


SOME SUMMER THOUGHTS FOR US “As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and its harder every time.
You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did.
You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin!”
Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

(This was sent to CHRIST THE SAVIOR, Spring Hill, FL, bulletin from Feenie and Bette Ferriero, Gloucester, MA)


LEARNING GREEK AMONG GREEKS A Greek-speaking environment may be ideal for the study of Greek, whether ancient, Biblical or modern. Language courses offered in Athens, Thessaloniki or elsewhere in Greece include:

Athens University
www.nglt.uoa.gr
In addition to teaching Greek to foreigners, the “Greek Language Teaching Centre” programme oversees a post-graduate training course for teachers of Greek as a Foreign Language that leads to a Master’s degree.

University of Thessaloniki
www.auth.gr/univ/units/smg/
The “School of Modern Greek Language” offers courses to foreign students, who wish to learn the language or improve their knowledge of Greek history, literature, art and tradition.

University of Ioannina
http://helas.uoi.gr
The “Centre for the Study of Hellenic Language and Culture” offers winter and summer language courses.

University of Crete
www.philology.uoc.gr/courses/moderngreek/
The Department of Philology offers an annual Modern Greek Summer Course in July.

Ionian University Department of History
www.ionio.gr/history/
The Summer School of Greek Language and Culture on the island of Corfu aims at promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge of different cultures.

Thessaloniki International Summer School
www.imxa.gr/summerschool/school2k.htm
Intensive language teaching programme plus a special Greek history and culture class.

Greek Islands: Private Language Schools
Lesvos, Greek language and culture course www.hcc.edu.gr/en/lesvos/lesvosglossa.asp

Ikaria, Greek Language courses for foreigners
www.greekingreece.gr/courses/2007/index.htm

Spetses, The Athens Centre
www.athenscentre.gr/spetses.htm

Paros, College Year in Athens-Summer courses
www.cyathens.org
CERTIFICATE OF ATTAINMENT IN GREEK

The Centre for the Greek Language (www.greeklanguage.gr), a co-ordinating and advisory body of the Ministry of Education on issues of language education and teaching of Greek to non-Greek speakers, holds annual exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek (Εξετάσεις για την πιστοποίηση ελληνομάθειας).

Guide to the Examination for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek


Greek Language Web Portals

The Centre for the Greek Language provides a new web portal (www.greek-language.gr) for students, teachers and researchers. Also, a web portal focusing on Greek Language Teaching in foreign universities is: www.komvos.edu.gr/fryktories/

Passing a Test


Children of Greek descent (8 -12 years) who wish to be taught Greek as a foreign language may have their learning needs assessed via a questionnaire designed by the Centre for the Greek Language.

Study & Research

Foreign archaeological institutes in Greece offer full time classical studies programmes for graduates.

Classical and Modern Greek studies programmes for undergraduates are offered in English by various American universities and colleges.

Also, Orthodox Christian Theology and Biblical studies can be pursued at university level in Athens and Thessaloniki.

LEARNING GREEK ONLINE

Odysseas Online Greek Language Project
www.odysseasproject.com
Filoglossia: Learning Greek as a foreign language:
www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/
100 Greek language lessons
didymos.kypros.org/LearnGreek
Hellas Alive
www.hau.gr/hau/en/edu_hellasalive.html
Learn ancient Greek online
www.greek-language.com/learn.greek
An annotated gateway to New Testament in Greek
www.ntgateway.com/greek/
Learning Greek through a Computer Game
www.breezeworksmedia.com
Modern Greek evaluation tests
www.linguanet-europa.org




NEW CHILDREN`S MUSIC RESOURCES Two excellent resources available for your Church Schools to teach young children the hymns of the Orthodox Faith.
HYMNS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH: INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLETS with CD!
This resource includes twelve instructional booklets, each containing information about a particular liturgical hymn. Each 4-page booklet includes Greek and English music for the hymn, an explanation of the hymn’s meaning, an associated icon, scriptural references, and home/school learning activities. There is also an accompanying teaching CD sung by EIKONA presents each hymn in Greek and English (Cassette tape also available). The hymns in the series include:
Through the Prayers of the Theotokos/Tes Presvies Tis Theotokou
Save Us, O Son of God/Soson Imas Ie Theou
The Trisaghion Hymn/Aghios O Theos
We Sing Hymns to Thee/Se Imnoumen
One Is Holy/Eis Aghios
Praise the Lord/Enite Ton Kyrion
Receive Me Today, O Son of God/ Tou Dhipnou Sou
Tou Mistikou
We Have Seen the Light/Idhomen to Fos
Blessed Be the Name of the Lord/Ei I to Onoma Kyriou
Lord, Save Your People/Soson Kyrie Ton Laon Sou
Christ Is Risen/Christos Anesti
Thy Good Spirit/To Pnevma Sou to Aghathon

The series is available as a Family Packet, which includes 1 copy of each hymn plus a CD or cassette tape – the cost is $20 for CD/$18 for tape. There is also a Classroom Special, which includes 20 copies of each hymn plus 1 CD or tape – the cost is $110. Also, a 20-copy packet of any one hymn is available for $9. The CD alone is $15/the cassette alone is $12.

TO ORDER: Contact Vicki Pappas at pappas@indiana.edu or call 812-855-8248.

From the Metropolis of Chicago Choir Federation:

The Chicago Metropolis Choir Federation Board has adopted the use of A SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMNOLOGY CURRICULUM.

The Hymnology Curriculum was developed for use by the Saint Nicholas Sunday Church School in Oak Lawn, IL. It is now accepted by the Chicago Metropolis Choir Federation for use by churches across the Metropolis and Archdiocese. Hymns and lessons were chosen for each grade level based on the curriculum established in the Scope and Sequence Chart (grades pre-school through 6th) of the Department of Religious Education. This curriculum encompasses grades 3-year old pre-school through high school. Additional hymns are also included for certain grades based upon supplemental lessons and activities specific to individual Sunday Church School programs. Using the series as a whole, the students will be exposed to the entire Divine Liturgy as well as hymns from major feast days and periods by the time they complete their high school years. In addition, it is noted that a few of the hymns are repeated from earlier grades due to the increase in students’ comprehension as they mature and to expand their knowledge through links to previously learned material.

This material is sold as a complete set. The cost is $50. Each of the grade levels has specific lesson material which contains the following:
● Expanded Curriculum Guide
● Informational Lesson Material for the teacher
● Sheet Music for each student
● Recordings of the music sung in unison
(Includes both Greek and English)

For additional information or to place an order, please contact Alexis Mitchell at 708-280-8744 or via e-mail at alexisann1@yahoo.com.


3RD ANNUAL HDF PANEGYRI, AUG. 24-26 Celebrate our Spiritual and Traditional Heritage

Religious Retreat, Dance & Music Workshops
For Participants of the 2006 HDF Dance Competition


Dear Greek Dance Enthusiasts,

We invite you to participate in the third annual Spiritual and Dance Workshop sponsored by the Hellenic Dance Festival Committee “PANEGYRI”, August 24-26th, 2007, at the Diakonia Center, in Salem, SC.

During this exciting weekend, not only will we be learning new dances and songs, taught by Joe Kaloyianides Graziosi, and Kyriacos Moisidis, but we are including Choral workshops, and Director’s workshops.

During the Spiritual workshops, we will discuss how close our spiritual and traditional lives are intertwined. In addition, we are offering a workshop for new groups and beginners. What a great way to kick off the new dance season in preparation for the HDF Competition 2008 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

You can download your registration form and all the appropriate forms from the Metropolis website: www.atlanta.goarch.org

Please keep in mind that registrations will be accepted first come, first served, and will only be counted if they are received with a check. Application deadline is August 10th . The cost is $75.00 per person, but because of overwhelming interest, we are opening it to new dancers and dance groups at a cost of $100.00 per person. My mailing address is: 3324 Hearthside Drive, Charleston, SC 29414. Don’t forget to include all the forms: Registration, Rooming Summary, Covenant, Waiver, Medical Form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (843) 556-3996, or email me at hopes406@knology.net.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in August. Keep on dancing!

With love in Christ,

Eleni Hopes


August 24 – 26th, 2007
Diakonia Center
Salem, SC
$75.00 per person for 2007 Competition participants
$100.00 per person for non-participants

Registration Deadline: August 10th
Please send in forms as a group with one check!
Forms may be downloaded from: www.atlanta.goarch.org

HDF PANEGYRI CHAIRMAN-
Eleni Hopes: 843-556-3996
Email: hopes406@knology.net


DORMITION CHOIR CD AVAILABLE The choir of the Dormition of the Theotokos parish in Greensboro, NC announces the availability of a new CD:

PREPARE THE FEAST: MUSIC FROM THE DIVINE LITURGY
The music is sung by the choir of the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, with Kevin Lawrence, its conductor.

This recording includes multiple versions of hymns sung during each Divine Liturgy, as well as beloved feast day hymns in Greek and English settings by the conductor. All proceeds from sale of the CD are donated to the Dormition Choir Fund. The CD was professionally recorded in cooperation with the Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians (SEFGOCM).

The cost of the CD is $15.00 plus postage. You may order it from:

Toula Chininis, SEFGOCM Librarian
1600 Clement Court
Greensboro, 27410
E-mail: la@bellsouth.net

or

Kevin Lawrence
e-mail: KJLawrence@aol.com
Phone: 336 784-5128



FEAST DAYS and NAME DAYS FOR THE COMING WEEK June 24
Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist
St. Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner
Panagiotis the New Martyr

June 25
Leavetaking of the Nativity of the Foreunner John the Baptist
Prokopios the New Martyr
Fevronia the Righteous Martyr
Dionysius & Dometios the Righteous of Mount Athos

June 26
David the Righteous of Thessalonika
Appearance of the Icon of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos of Tikhvin

June 27
Sampson the Innkeeper of Constantinople
Joanna the Myrrhbearer
Anektos the Martyr
Luke the Hermit

June 28
Finding of the Relics of Cyrus and John the Unmercenaries
Pappias the Martyr
Righteous Fathers Sergius and Herman, Founders of Valaam Monastery
Synaxis of the Icon of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos "Of the Three Hands." Paul the Physician of Corinth

June 29
Peter and Paul, the Holy Apostles

June 30
Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles: Peter, Andrew, James & John the sons of Zebedee, Phillip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude the brother of James, Simon & Matthias
Michael the New Martyr of Athens








































PARISH LIFE Incoming UGA Freshmen attending orientation this summer, please call Fr. Anthony Salzman, 706 310-1304 to arrange a visit to St. Philothea Greek Orthodox Church in Athens, GA while you are in town. We have a strong and dynamic OCF Orthodox Christian Fellowship on campus and we look forward to meeting you.

Congratulations to Georgia Ann Koutsoukos, ST. GEORGE, Greenville, SC, for being named Greenville Daughters of Penelope Chapter Daughter of the Year, and also District
One Daughter of the Year.

The 63rd Annual National Convention of the Evrytanian Association of America "To Velouchi", June 22-24, 2007, Sheraton Seasons Convention Center, Greensboro, NC. Dance to the fabulous music of The Greek Company Orchestra Saturday and Sunday nights from 8 PM to 1 AM, Guilford Ballroom $20 adults and $10 students.

Pan-Hellenic Scholarship Foundation
opportunity-individual scholarship grants of up to $10,000. See www.panhellenicscholarships.org, for
applications and details.

Outreach Program for the Homeless, ST. BARBARA, Sarasota, FL is collecthing long distance phone cards during June.

Saint Mark Syrtaki of Boca presents “A Voyage through the Greek Isles”
Sponsored by HDF and the Metropolis of Atlanta. Professional Dance Workshop Instruction by Dr. Mary Coros and Aris Yiortzidis Saturday November 3, ST. MARK, Boca Raton, FL. Evening Dinner/Dance to Follow with Live Music, the only HDF Workshop offered in Florida for the 2007 season!Visit us at www.syrtaki.org, email us at wdc2005@aol.com




















































































































PARISH BULLETIN BOARD JUNE

ST. MARK, Boca Raton, FL Blood Mobile June 24 following Liturgy until 2pm sponsored by DOP

HOLY TRINITY, New Orleans, LA Community Picnic & Festival Appreciation Luncheon, June 24

Philoptochos, HOLY TRANSFIGURATION, Marietta, GA, End of Year Luncheon, Bitter End Restaurant, $22, June 24

GOYA, ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, NC Car Wash June 24– fundraiser. Donations accepted to benefit Missions

ANNUNCIATION, Atlanta, GA Arcadian Society Panigyri (Picnic) Sunday, June 24, 6pm, Cathedral Pavilion. Gournopoula, kontosouvli, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, drinks etc. $10/adults, children under 12 free

ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, NC "Say It in Greek" Camp, 2007, "Summer on the Greek Islands," June 25-28, 9:30am-1:30pm, lunch provided.

Annunciation Cathedral Basketball Camp, June 25-29, Cathedral Gym, 9:30am-2:30 pm.
Ages 6-14, Members: $140, Non-Members: $195, Ethel Gjerde 404-633-7358


VACATION CHURCH SCHOOLS HOLY TRINITY, Orlando, FL 2007 Vacation Bible School June 11-14 9:30am-12:30pm, & Friday June 15 9:30-1:30pm. Registration: Steward: $25/child, $20/add’l child, Non-Steward $35/child, $30/add’l child.

ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, NC Vacation Church Camp Power of the Parables June 11-14, 9am-noon. Family Kick off June 10 at 5:30 pm

HOLY TRINITY, Charlotte, NC VACATION CHURCH CAMP June 18- 22 9am-
1:15pm

CHRIST THE SAVIOR, Spring Hill, FL Kids Camp, June 18

HOLY TRINITY/HOLY CROSS, Birmingham, AL Vacation Church School
June 18-22, worship, instruction, arts and crafts, singing, and recreation

ST. NICHOLAS, Wilmington, NC WE ARE THE CHURCH" 2007 Vacation Church School. June 18-22

ST. GEORGE, New Port Richey, FL “Take the Plunge” Vacation Bible School, July 16-20, 9am-noon


ST. GEORGE, Greenville, SC Vacation Church School, July 23-27 for children
in grades K3-8th

HOLY TRINITY, Asheville, NC Vacation Bible School, July 31-Aug. 2. Games, crafts, fellowship, fun & dinner! 4pm-7pm

HOLY TRINITY, New Orleans, LA Great Bible Reef Vacation Church School, Aug. 3-5




SAVE THE DATE! IMPORTANT EVENTS JULY
ANNUNCIATION, Atlanta, GA PAREA - July 2, 11:30am, Varsity Jr.

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, Tallahassee, FL Spaghetti Dinner, July 6, 11am-7pm

HOLY TRINITY, Orlando, FL SOCRATES BREAKFAST, July 8, pancakes, eggs, sausage & more!

SFGOCM Conference Thursday July 26-Sunday July 29, ST. PAUL, Savannah, GA

ST. GEORGE, Greenville, SC Basketball Camp, July 30-August 3 for boys and girls ages 5 to 13. Morning session 9am-noon (ages 5-9). Afternoon session 1-4 pm (ages 10-13).

AUG.
HOLY TRINITY, Charlotte, NC, GOYA Beach Trip to Myrtle Beach, August 16- “Looking to a Future with Christ”. $75/Stewards, $150/Non-Stewards

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, Tallahassee, FL Covered Dish Luncheon for the Church’s feast day, the Dormition of the Theotokos, Aug. 19

SEPT.
ST. NEKTARIOS, Charlotte, NC Thyranoixia and Sanctuary Opening Weekend Sept. 1-2

STS. MARKELLA & DEMETRIOS, Ft. Walton, FL, Greek Festival, Emerald Coast Conference Center, Sept. 1-2

HOLY TRINITY, Asheville, NC Greek Festival Sept. 28-30

HOLY TRINITY/HOLY CROSS, Birmingham, AL Greek Festival, Sept.27-29

OCT.
2nd Annual Philoptochos
Spiritual Retreat Weekend,Oct.12-14, Diakonia Center





METROPOLIS YOUTH NEWS AND COMING EVENTS ORATORICAL FESTIVAL PHOTOS at:
http://bingarrieta.smugmug.com/share/Ege0SSYTmIbOg

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

St. Stephen’s camp is one of the most important and beneficial ministries of our Metropolis, bringing together the youth of our Metropolis and helping them, over a week-long program to learn more about their faith. Many of you have been to camp before and know what an awesome experience is. Camp offers young people a unique opportunity to interact with priests and counselors, to study the Orthodox faith, to worship, and to enjoy fellowship through music, sports, campfires, ropes courses, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts and so many other activities. Saint Stephens Camp is an opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, & build some beautiful memories.

As a priest, I can honestly say that camp is one of the best weeks of my year. That is why I am so thankful to God that His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios asked me to direct the summer camp program for our Metropolis of Atlanta. Camp is not only something I strongly believe in, it is something I really enjoy.

This will be the fourth year we will hold our camp program at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Center in Salem, South Carolina- www.diakoniacenter.org

Camp sessions are:
Session I: Sunday July 8-Saturday July 14, 2007
Session II: Sunday July 15-Saturday July 21, 2007
Session III: Sunday July 22-Saturday, July 28, 2007


All the necessary forms for Saint Stephens Camp have been mailed to the Parish communities, and are available on the website. I ask that you please review the material about camp and disseminate it to your teenagers and their parents. I also suggest that you visit the website for a short 12-minute Video about the camp:
http://www.stgeorgegreenville.org/topics/Diakonia%20Center/SaintStevensCamp/CampMovie.html
To Download forms, go to: www.atlanta.goarch.org 1. Click on 2nd top heading: ‘Metropolis Resources 2. Click on: ‘Youth Diakonia, Education & Hellenic Culture’ 3. Click on: ‘Camps’
You may view our Photo Galleries- http://www.saintstephenscamp.org/
Or directly:http://www.atlanta.goarch.org/youthsite/camps.htm

There is a wealth of information on our website. Please take advantage of this! All forms and check must be completed and sent directly to the Metropolis, before a camper is confirmed in registration. We are unable to hold any spots verbally!

If any of your GOYANs have attended Saint Stephen’s Camp, I encourage you to ask them to make an announcement (perhaps after The Divine Liturgy), to tell about Saint Stephen’s and what it has meant to them!

If you have any additional questions about this program, feel free to contact +Father Stavros-Camp Director: office (813)876-8830, frstavros@cs.com Ethel Gjerde-Assistant Director: 404-271-8951 sargepw@cs.com, or Michelle Cassimus-Youth Coordinator-Metropolis of Atlanta: youth@atlmetropolis.org

I thank you for your support of the camping program for our children, and I pray that God will bless and strengthen your ministries to our young people. Wishing you a blessed Great and Holy Lent, I remain,

In His service,

Rev. Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis
Camp Director-Saint Stephen’s Summer Camp 2007























HDF - UPCOMING EVENTS Traditional Greek Dance
Kyriakos Moisidis
Ammouliani – Chalkidiki,
July 3rd-13th 2007
Dances from: Erythrea
(Asia Minor), Monastiri of
Eastern Romylia and
Metaxades of Evros
(Thraki), Kioumous Maten
and Kars (Pontos), East
Chalkidiki (Macedonia)
Contact: Kyriakos
Moisidis, Vitsi 11, 56626
Sikies, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 672197 or
6938 949823

The Hellenic Dance Odyssey 2009
Nikos Savvidis and Nikos
Zournatzidis Dance
Seminar
July 13 to July 22, 2007
Location: Nea Karvali
Dance instructors:
Nikos Savvidis (Pontian)
Nikos Zournatzidis (Pontian)
Petros Selkos (Macedonian)
Konstantina Zihou (Islands—
Samos, Naxos, Kithnos),
Giorgos Karageorgiou
(Capadocia and Asia Minor)
Instrument classes available
Contact: Nikos Savvidis:
(707) 569-9578 or (707) 494-
4736 or
Nikos Zournatzidis: 69-32-
20-23-06 (cell)
Annual Panegyri
Workshop
August 24-26, 2007
The Diakonia Center

Winter Dance
Conference
January 2008
(Dates to be Announced)

Hellenic Dance Festival
January 18-21, 2008
Winston-Salem, NC







































GREEK LANDING DAY St. Photios National Shrine Celebrates 239th Landing Of The First Greek Colony

April 26, 2007

St. Augustine, FL -- The 239th anniversary of Greek Landing Day will be celebrated with services and festivities on June 22-24, 2007, at the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in Saint Augustine, Florida.
The annual Greek Landing Day celebration commemorates the landing in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768, of the Turnbull colonists who attempted to found a new colony on the site of today’s New Smyrna Beach. Nearly five hundred of these colonists were Greeks. They constitute the first such settlement of Greeks and other persons of Corsica, Minorca and Italy on the American Continent.

On behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Executive Director, the Very Rev. Father Nicholas T. Graff, and the Board of Trustees, and event chairman Gary Peterson, announce the details of the 2007 Greek Landing Day events at the St Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine.



Friday, June 22 – Greek Landing Day Lecture and Reception

New Smyrna Colonists, St Augustine Residents – 1768 to present day – the Honorable Judge John Alexander, lecturer

5:30 p.m. - Recognition and Reception – St Photios Shrine

7:00 p.m. - Lecture – Flagler Room, Flagler College

Saturday, June 23 – Greek Landing Day Services & Glendi

11:00 a.m. - Memorial and Proclamation – St Photios Chapel

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting

12 – 5:00 p.m. - Dancers, pastries & music – DeMesa House Courtyard

4:00 p.m. – OPA! – a cookbook by Liz Lazarides White – Greet the Author Reception – Constantine Sisters Courtyard, St Photios Shrine

Sunday, June 24- Greek Landing Day Services and Youth Cultural Jamboree

9:00 a.m. - Orthros followed by Divine Liturgy – St Photios Chapel

NOON – Founders' Hospitality Hour, Constantine Sisters Courtyard

1:00 – 3:00 – YOUTH Cultural Jamboree – Shrine and DeMesa Courtyard



The St. Photios Foundation expresses its deep appreciation to the financial support of St John County Tourism Council, and to Flagler College and the City of St Augustine for sharing their facilities to accommodate the weekend events. The lecture is a public forum that allows Hellenes, Philhellenes, academics and community members to come together for an informative lecture while recognizing the historical implications of the colonization of Mediterranean people in America. The Glendi and Youth Jamboree are joyful expressions of our Hellenic Heritage.



Contact: Polexeni Maouris Hillier
E-mail phillier@stphotios.com



SFGOCM CONFERENCE GENERAL INFORMATION
Dates
Thursday July 26, 2007 through Sunday July 29, 2007

Host
St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
14 West Anderson Street. Savannah GA 31401

• Phone Number 912-236-8256

• Email stpaulsgreekorthodox@comcast.net

• Website stpaul.ga.goarch.org

Music for the Sunday Service

The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostomos: A Bilingual Choral Setting
Arrangement based on Traditional Melodies and Original Scores for Accompanied Mixed Voices arranged by Mr. Chris J. Zervos.


The cost of a single copy of music $20.00 per book plus $4.05 shipping and handling. The mailing cost is reduced to $1.50 per copy for orders of 8 or more books. There are also part-amplified recordings available for all voices. Cost of each CD is $12.00
or $ 40.00 for each set of four.
To order music, contact Chris J. Zervos: chrisjzervos@aol.com or via mail:

Chris J. Zervos
2159 Evergreen Road
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Voice: 419-534-2937

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR MUSIC AND CHOIR ROBE!

Directors:
Adult Christopher Kypros- pherky@cox.net
Teen/Youth (To be determined)
Organist Chris J. Zervos

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ST. PAUL, SAVANNAH, CENTENNIAL As we near this glorious 100th Year Anniversary celebration of St. Paul's Greek Orthodox in the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, it is our hope that you will join us in becoming a part of this glorious and historical event. As you may know, many liturgical and cultural celebrations have been planned for this year in order to assure that the 100th Anniversary would remain in the memory of this generation as an extraordinary milestone for our church and community. To celebrate this event, several events are scheduled throughout the calendar year:

May-June, 2007 – Centennial Exhibit of photographs, documents and DVD

Monday, May 28, 11:00am - Memorial Service in Emmet Park for the
Veterans of Savannah

Thursday, June 28 - Great Vespers (6:00pm); reception to follow

Friday, June 29 - Orthros (9:00am), Archieratical Divine Liturgy (10:00am
Memorial Service for the Founders; light reception to follow.
Reunion of the former Savannahians at Johnny Harris (7-11:00pm)*

Saturday, June 30 - Orthros (9:00am), Archieratical Divine Liturgy (10:00am)
by Archbishop Alexios and former priests of Savannah;
Great Vespers (5:00pm), Grand Banquet (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Sunday, July 1st - Orthros (9:00am), Archieratical Divine Liturgy (10:00am)
presided by Archbishop Demetrios, Farewell Luncheon (1:00pm)

Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29 - 31st Annual Choir Conference

Saturday, September 8 - International Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, September 15 – A Centennial Jubilee, Choral Music

Thursday, October 18 - Saturday, October 20 - St. Paul’s Greek Festival

Sunday, December 9 - Tri-Church Festival

* Event organized for the benefit of the former Savannahians but open to everyone. To register please download the form “Reunion Buffet Dinner” from the previous screen.

St. Paul's 100th Anniversary Committee

Please check website regularly for program updates - www.stpaul.ga.goarch.org



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