First Greek Orthodox Church Of Western Hemisphere Celebrates 150 Years Of Service


A new documentary by producers Christina Kogos and Laila Morcos Zissis and director Jason Rhein, entitled “Greeks in New Orleans: 150 Years of Holy Trinity,” premiered on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on May 7, honoring the birth of the oldest church in the western hemisphere, Holy Trinity, highlighting the Greek community’s presence in New Orleans since the mid-1700s.

The main goal of the film is to underscore the economical and cultural impact the community of the church had both on local and national level and the Greek immigrants’s conformation to the American Dream maintaining their Greek heritage, language and customs.

Rare family photos of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century, which survived the deadly Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, are included in this Greek masterpiece along with various interviews.

“Greeks in New Orleans: 150 Years of Holy Trinity” documentary will rerun on May 17, May 21 and May 23 on WYES-TV/Channel 12. Don’ t miss it!