Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (5/21/2017)

For almost a century this has been the focus of the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. Today we honor this legacy of compassion and service by observing AHEPA Sunday and offering our gratitude to the members of the AHEPA family. Throughout our Holy Archdiocese, these faithful servants of God are leaders in their parishes, in the institutions and organizations of the Church, and in using the strength and mission of AHEPA to meet vital needs around the world.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/15/2016)

On this day we also recognize the members of our beloved AHEPA family, as they are inspired by the power of the faith that we share and their love for humankind to offer service and resources in many ways. For over ninety years the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association has promoted the ideals of philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence through many programs and special efforts, including assistance to Greek immigrants, scholarships for youth, housing for senior adults, relief funds following major tragedies, and activism on a wide range of issues.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/17/2015)

This day is also our annual commemoration of AHEPA Sunday in recognition of the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and their vital work around the world. Through housing for senior adults, scholarships for youth, and many charitable and educational programs, the AHEPA family has been generously and compassionately meeting needs. In the spirit of Christ Who said to His disciples, Let your light so shine before the people, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16), the members of AHEPA are offering light, hope, and opportunity to many.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday(05/18/2014)

In this blessed Paschal season filled with the light and joy of our Lord’s Holy Resurrection, we observe a special day among our parishes and our Greek American community, AHEPA Sunday. On this day we recognize the history, accomplishments, and ongoing service of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the members of the AHEPA family.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/19/2013)

On AHEPA Sunday, I ask all of our parishes to honor AHEPA’s bright legacy of service and to recognize the members of its organizations. Also may we offer thanks to the members of AHEPA for their contribution to our Church in America and our Greek American community, and for their offering to so many educational, philanthropic, and cultural endeavors.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/20/2012)

On AHEPA Sunday we recognize and honor the members of our Greek Orthodox community in the United States who continue to offer this witness and service through their support for the work of the Church and through numerous philanthropic, educational and civic programs. For ninety years, the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the organizations of the AHEPA family have created a legacy of service in their local parishes, in the ministries and organizations of our Holy Archdiocese, and on behalf of global issues that impact the witness and work of the Orthodox Church.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/15/2011)

On this fourth Sunday after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, we commemorate the healing of the paralytic by our Lord Jesus Christ. This Sunday has also been designated in 2011 as our annual recognition of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. The connection of the Sunday of the Paralytic and AHEPA Sunday is very appropriate, as it offers to us a substantive and spiritual focus on the service that is offered in our communities and around the world by the AHEPA family.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/16/2010)

On this day we as the Holy Archdiocese of America recognize the members and service of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association. The AHEPA family has a long history of promoting Hellenism, education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence in a spirit of true diakonia and community.
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Encyclical Designates AHEPA Sunday (05/17/2009)

Χριστός Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! It is with these joyful words of the Resurrection of Christ which we proclaim during this Paschal season, that I write to you about the significance of the work of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/18/2008)

It is in the joy of the Risen Lord and the light of His glorious Resurrection that I greet you for our annual observance of AHEPA Sunday and the recognition of the good work and efforts of the members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. This prominent organization has promoted education, civic responsibility and philanthropy since its founding in 1922, and it is fitting that we show our honor and support for the AHEPA on this day in our liturgical calendar, the Sunday of the Paralytic.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/20/2007)

As Greek Orthodox Christians our sacred responsibility is to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor, and one of the manifold ways in which we express our love to God and to our neighbor is through our own dedication as a community of faith to the promotion of education, service to others, and care for those in need. It is in this regard that we are appreciative of the work of the AHEPA, since it serves in its capacity the same laudable goals.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/21/2006)

Each year during this blessed and joyous Paschal period we take the opportunity to recognize with appreciation the history and work of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). For more than eighty years, the faithful and dedicated members of AHEPA have offered their talents and resources to educational and philanthropic endeavors with the goals of promoting our Orthodox and Hellenic heritage, strengthening an identity associated with the beautiful and enduring ideals of our Greek legacy, and addressing the critical issues of our Omogenia.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/15/2005)

It is in the joy of our celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that I communicate with you concerning the work of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). Since its founding in 1922, the AHEPA has distinguished itself as an organization wholly dedicated to the progress of our Omogeneia. Over the decades, the members of the AHEPA have made significant contributions to our American society through establishing programs that promote education, philanthropy, and civic responsibility.
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Encyclical for AHEPA Sunday (05/16/2004)

It is in the joy of our celebration of the Resurrection of Christ that I commend to you the work of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).
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Encyclical on AHEPA Sunday (05/18/2003)

It is in the joy of the Resurrection that we honor this year the significant work of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA). Initially organized in 1922 by Greek immigrants to overcome the forces of bigotry and discrimination that threatened their early welfare, the AHEPA has long demonstrated a remarkable ethos of civic responsibility, serving the needs of the Hellenic community of this nation for decades.
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Encyclical on AHEPA Sunday (05/21/2000)

In honor of the past, present, and future contributions of AHEPA to our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Sunday of May 21, 2000 is designated AHEPA Sunday.
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