2001 News Archives

Schedule of Events Honoring Greek Letters & Culture - Sunday January 28th thru Saturday February 3rd, 2001

New York, NY - In conjunction with the Feast Day of the Three Hierarchs on January 30th, Greek Letters and Culture will be celebrated by all day and afternoon community schools with various festivities and school programs from Sunday, January 28th, to Saturday, February 3rd,  2001. For more information contact the Archdiocesan Office of Education at (212) 570-3553.

The Following Events are Scheduled for the New York Metropolitan Area:

Tuesday, January 30th – the Feast Day of the Three Hierarchs

Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will preside at the Divine Liturgy for principals, teachers and students of our parochial day schools of the New York area at the Holy Trinity Cathedral (319 East 74 Street, NYC). Students must be prepared to receive Holy Communion.

Following the Liturgy, the Archbishop will recognize the students who achieved a score of 100 in the 2000 Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek for Regents credit.

At noon, teachers and students will have lunch, sponsored by the Archdiocesan Diocese Philoptochos Board, with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios at the Cathedral Center.

Vasilopita Reception – 5:00 p.m.

His Eminence will host a Vasilopita Reception at the Archdiocese (10 East 79 Street, NYC) between the hours of 5:00-7:00 p.m., in honor of all administrators and teachers serving in archdiocesan day and afternoon schools in the New York area.

Teachers are requested to R.S.V.P. by calling the Education Office at 212-570-3554 to confirm attendance.

Thursday, February 1st – 6:30 – 9:15 p.m.

The celebration of Greek Letters and Culture will take place on February 1st, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Avenue & 82nd Street.) It will feature a lecture by Dr. Helen C. Evans, curator, who will speak on “Byzantium: The Art of Transforming Cultures,” and preceded by a viewing of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art and a reception. The lecture will start promptly at 8:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public. However, security regulations of The Metropolitan Museum of Art require that anyone interested in attending this event must call the Archdiocesan Office of Education at 212-570-3553 or 570-3554 to reserve a seat.

Please note: no one will be admitted into the museum if his/her name has not been confirmed in advance.

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