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The Greek Letters are what distinguishes us from others. They offer to us respectability because the Greek Letters have preceded us whenever we have ventured. They have been included in subject classes of foreign schools, they have inspired non-Greeks to adopt Greek names and they have inundated many a foreign language with their linguistic technical rules to the extent that today the Greek language has become the language of the scientist and science and of academicians around the world. 

Archbishop Iakovos January 28, 1961

About Us

The Department of Greek Education provides competent leadership and effective resources for the elementary, secondary, and afternoon school programs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Department of Greek Education assists parishes in establishing and sustaining a Greek studies program that includes the teaching of the Modern Greek language, Greek history, Greek culture, as well as Greek Orthodox faith. This office works directly with principals and/or clergy to strengthen Greek Orthodox identity, curriculum and assessment, accreditation, personnel, and administrative/ teacher professional development in their schools.

Our philosophy

The Office of the Director of Greek Education is committed to the promotion, preservation, and growth of all Greek Schools in the Archdiocese. It strives for the development of programs of educational excellence that preserve and promote the Faith, language, and culture.


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Hagia Sophia Art Contest

Hagia Sophia Art Contest

Presented by: The High Council for Greek Education

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


Theme: Η Αγία Σοφία μου (My Hagia Sophia)

Deadline: Mailed artwork must be postmarked no later than, December 31, 2020

Prizes: There are three prizes in each of three age categories, nine prizes in all.


Age categories are:

  • 6-9 Years old: drawing,
  • 9-11 Years old: drawing, sculpture, mosaic,
  • 11-14 Years old: essay, poem or video.


The following prizes will be awarded in each age category:

  • 1st place: $500,
  • 2nd place: $250,
  • 3rd place: $100


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will honor all nine winners at the Annual Celebration of the Three

Hierarchs, January 30, 2021.

Eligibility: The creator of the artwork must be a member in good standing of a Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of

America Parish.

Artwork Specifications:

  • Artwork must address the given theme.
  • Only flat media will be submitted now. All drawing pictures need to be accompanied with a small video of
  • the art creator explaining his/her picture.
  • All sculptures and mosaic need to be submitted on a recording/video from the creator showing and
  • explaining his/her artwork. If the creation gets a price then the Office of Education will ask the creator to
  • send the original artwork.
  • Videos could be submitted electronically.
  • Submissions must be entirely or essentially the artist’s original work. Found material such as bits of
  • wallpaper, photographs or printed matter may be used, e.g., in a collage, but must be presented in an
  • original way in the context of an essentially new composition.
  • Submitted artwork incorporates the following text: Poster/picture size is 11” x 17”. Included behind the poster:
  • Submitter Name, Submitter Address, Submitter email, Submitter Phone number.
  • Submitting Artwork:
  • All entries, including digital artwork, MUST be submitted by mail/email. Artwork must be
  • postmarked by December 31st, 2020. PLEASE MAKE A COPY OR TAKE A PICTURE
  • A completed Entry Form MUST accompany the artwork.
  • Artwork and Entry Forms filled out completely, signed must be mailed to the:

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Hellenic Cultural Center

ATTN: Anastasios Koularmanis

27-09 Crescent St,

Astoria, NY 11102


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