Every year the Hellenic Society of Constantinople honors people in the Hellenic community and some of the past honorees reads like a who’s who list including Clint Eastwood, Jim Gianopulos, Costas Mandylor, Billy Zane and Nia Vardalos.
At this year’s Hellenic Society of Constantinople 50th Annual Vasilopita Dinner Dance, Mr. Ted Maniatakos, Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will be honored.
Mr. Maniatakos’ continuing involvement with the Church as one of thirty Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchates and an honoree of the Patriarch of Constantinople makes him one of a selected few individuals — 30, to be exact — who have been chosen to service several cultural and financial sectors of the Eastern Orthodox Church in America.
The Vasilopita Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday February 4, 2017 at St. Sophia Cathedral Maniatakos Hall with cocktails commencing at 5:30 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.
A real golden and blessed coin will be in the vasilopita for the lucky winner. Also on every table there will be a vasilopita with a golden dollar in it. Delicious appetizers from Asia Minor like pastourma, and koulouria simitia will also be served.
The price of entry is a donation of $125 per person, with the student price of $75 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Philanthropic Institutions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople which will go towards promoting cultural events and awareness as well as restoration projects world-wide of Eastern Orthodox Churches.
The event is black tie optional and is open to the public. You must RSVP by January 30, 2016.
Saint Sophia Cathedral is located at 1324 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006.
For further information or to RSVP, please call:
Mary Morrison (818)500-0904, Jeanetter Benetatos (323)660-5707