Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Queens Greek Festivals, Attends PanCyprian Association's Mikis Theodorakis Tribute Concert
On Sunday May 22, 2022, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros visited the Greek Festivals of both the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine Church in Flushing and the St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, where volunteers prepared classic Greek festival dishes and parish youth troupes performed traditional Greek dances.
Later that evening, His Eminence attended a Mikis Theodorakis Tribute Concert, performed by the Pancyprian Choir of New York and presented by the Pancyprian Association Cultural Division at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria. One of the leading vocal ensembles in New York, the Pancyprian Choir was founded in 1996 and comprises volunteer soloists and chorus singers who aspire to become a "voice for Cyprus" by participating in its musical and cultural heritage. The choir is led by Artistic and Musical Director Phyto Stratis.