This Sunday, May 21 will be “AHEPA Sunday” in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has proclaimed according to AHEPA NEWS.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is a fraternal organization founded on July 26, 1922, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and their mission is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, integrity, and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism, according to their website.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios issued an encyclical regarding “AHEPA Sunday” which states in part:
“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.”
“We are honored and we appreciate deeply the kind words of Archbishop Demetrios, who eloquently described the community service work our members provide through the Hellenic ideals promoted through our mission,” Supreme President Andrew C. Zachariades said regarding “AHEPA Sunday” according to AHEPA News.
“The AHEPA family values the close ties it has with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. We are also grateful for the blessings His Eminence has bestowed upon the AHEPA Family and our members,” he said.