Greek Orthodox St. Demetrios Community Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Greek Community of Saint. Demetrios in Merrick, Long Island celebrated the 50t anniversary from its foundation as well as the Oxi Day anniversary. The celebrating events began early in the morning with a blessing in the Church of St. Demetrios and went on with the festivities organized by the younger members of the community.

Young children quoted anti-war poems and sang along Sophia Vembo’s songs and other similar patriotic melodies that brought everyone back to the rigid mountains of Hepirus and the heroic sacrifices of the Greek people fighting the Italian-German invaders, told Father Nikiforos Fakinos to Ethnikos Kirikas.