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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2008 Contact: Department of Communications Tel.: 212.774-0244
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EVENTS SURROUNDING FEAST OF THE THREE HIERARCHS AND GREEK LETTERS
New York, NY ?In observance of the Feast of the Three Hierarchs and in celebration of Greek Letters and Culture, the Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces a number of events which will take place during the month of January 2008.
Wednesday, January 16 - Holy Trinity Cathedral Center - 7:00 p.m.
319 East 74th Street, New York, NY
The Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Ecumenical Assistant for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, will speak on the â??Church Fathers and the Natural Environmentâ??. The lecture will be offered in Greek and amply summarized in English.
Wednesday, January 23 - Holy Trinity Cathedral Center - 7:00 p.m. 319 East 74th Street, New York, NY The Rev. Dr. John A. McGuckin, first professor to occupy the newly inaugurated Nielsen Chair in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary of New York will offer a lecture on â??The Three Hierarchs and Hellenic Lettersâ??.
Monday, January 28 ? Metropolitan Museum of Artt, New York City 6:30 p.m. Viewing of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Art Galleries 8:00 p.m. -9:15 p.m. Lecture Professor Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, will lecture on â??Manuscripts from Byzantium as Links to the World of Classical Greek Literature.â?? The evening will also include a musical performance from the Metropolitan Youth Choir of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Sponsored by Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism. ** Reservations required. Please contact Greek Orthodox Archdiocese for information 212-570-3512.
Saturday, January 26 - Holy Trinity Cathedral - 4:30 p.m. 319 East 74th Street, New York, NY The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese District Office of Education will hold an Awards Ceremony recognizing students who excel on the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek. Sixty-two students received a perfect score of 100 in June 2007. The Hon. Michael Giannaris (NY State Assemblyman) will be the main speaker of the event, which will also include a musical performance by the 5th grade choir of St. Demetrios School, Astoria. At the conclusion of the event, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America will present to the recipients The Three Hierarchs Award of Excellence along with an icon of the Three Hierarchs.
Wednesday January 30 - Holy Trinity Cathedral - 9:00 a.m. - FEAST DAY OF THREE HIERARCHS 319 East 74th Street, New York, NY His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for teachers and students (grades 5-12) of the Greek American Day Schools.
Celebrated annually throughout the United States by the Archdiocese and its institutions in conjunction with the Feast Day of the Three Hierarchs on January 30th, the event commemorates the fourth century Fathers and great scholars and theologians, St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom. Three Hierarchs Day was first celebrated in the year 1100 A.D. when the Byzantine Emperor Alexios Komnenos proclaimed that January 30th be set aside to honor these great Fathers whose brilliant writings contributed to the creative connection of the Hellenic Classical Paideia to the Orthodox Christian Theology.