On Friday, March 9th, the third meeting of the Salutations to the Most Holy Theotokos was held at St. Demetrios in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Father Petros Souritzidis, who performed the service, due to the absence of Fr. George Parsenios, wished to the Greeks Abroad, through the “National Herald”, a good rest of the Forty, a good and bright Easter, with the Resurrection of the Lord illuminating souls of all.
Judge Marina Corodemus, president of the parish council, pointed out that March has three very important celebrations for all Hellenism. “First,” she said, “we keep the great fast that prepares us spiritually and for Holy Easter. Secondly, we celebrate the Annunciation of the Virgin, the joyous news of Christianity, the imminent birth of Jesus Christ. Thirdly, we honor the Revolution of 1821 and the liberation of Greece from the Turkish yoke.”
The protopsaltes of the church, Stavros Tsapatsaris, wished to the readers and co-workers of the newspaper health, joy and spiritual peace.
Lambros Simatos, a member of the community for 40 years, spoke about the history of the church of St. Dimitriou, who, as he said, has been doing a very important spiritual, social and charitable work for 101 years.
Stamatis Souravlas, a member of the community for many decades, has invited the Hellenes to visit the church to admire the recent exceptional hagiography of the temple.
Finally, Argyro Achladianakis, who serves the church for 45 years in all programs, Greek School, Philoptochos, Choir, Parents’ Association, Youth Departments, expressed her love and gratitude for all that the community has provided. “I grew up here,” she said, “my two boys, Nicholas and Constantine, and I am very happy and proud of the Greek Orthodox values and ideals that have been taught.”