On Sunday, July 9, 2023, His Grace Iakovos Bishop of Claudiopolis presided on Matins and celebrated the Divine Liturgy. The Very Rev. Archimandrite Dr. Nikodemos Anagnostopoulos, Priest-in-Charge, Rev. Oeconomos John Hookway, and Archdeacon George Tsourous served with His Grace.
This day also coincided with the annual Festival of the Community. Following the service, the community participated in several activities. First, the end-of-year School Celebration took place, featuring performances and dances by the children. The presentation of awards recognised the completion of the school year.
Throughout the day, a band performed traditional Greek music, inspiring some community members to join in with impromptu dancing. The Lykeio Ellinidon dance group also added to the festive mood with a dedicated dance performance.
As the day concluded, all gathered for a communal buffet meal on the Church Grounds, a testament to the unity of the community. To add an element of excitement, a raffle was held, drawing the day to a close.Tthe event served as a meaningful celebration of community spirit, faith, and shared purpose.
Photo courtesy: Alexios Gennaris