Connecticut’s Greek Independence Day Program for April 1, 2016

GREEK INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st, 2016

 

PART I                                       STATE CAPITOL, Hall of Flags at 4:30 PM

 

Opening Remarks                 Mr. Christos Skabardonis, President

Pangregorian of CT

 

Master of Ceremonies          Hon. Themis Klarides, State Representative

 

American Anthem                 UCONN/Paideia Hellenic Studies Students

 

Greek Anthem                      

                                                

Invocation                              Rev. Fr. Constantine Simones

                                                    Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Chapel

                                                    (Storrs, CT)

 

Welcome                    

                                                 Dignitaries

                                                Presidents of CT Greek American Organizations

 

Poetry Reading                 Saint George students, Hartford

                                                Holy Trinity students, Waterbury  

                                                Saint George students, New Britain

                                                Saint Barbara students, Orange

                                                Three Hierarchs Chapel, Storrs, CT

 

Keynote Speaker             Daniel Hutto, Student at Lander University, SC

                                                Theme: Study in Greece, Visit Greece.

 

Honoring with                   Hon. Nicholas Paindiris

 “PAIDEIA”                          President

 Award                                   Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hartford, CT

                                               

Presentation of                   Governor Dannel P. Malloy

Proclamation                       (State of Connecticut)

                                                   Received by Rev. Fr C. Simones

 

Folk Dances                         UCONN Hellenic Student Association Dancers

                                                 Pontian Society Dancers, Norwalk

                                               

Benediction                        Rev. Fr. C. Simones

                                                Three Hierarchs Chapel, Storrs,  CT

 

 

 

 

PART II                        Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

                                         433 Fairfield Ave, Hartford, CT (6:00PM)

 

Doxology                      Rev. Fr. George Zugravu

                                          Rev. Fr. Stephen P. Natsis

                                          Rev. Fr. C. Simones

                                              

American Anthem & UCONN Hellenic Studies students

 

Greek Anthem                      

                                                                                                 

Greetings                            Parish Council

                                                St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hartford, CT

 

                                                Christina Tramontanis, President

                                                UCONN Hellenic Student Association Paideia

                                               

                                                Presidents of CT Greek American Organizations

 

                                                Invited Dignitaries                                            

 

Dinner                                    7:15PM

 

 Annual                                  Connecticut Dance Troops

 

Folk Dance Exhibition         

 

Greek Folk Music                 Leonidas Tsandiris & the Islanders

 

Food supplies donated by:

The Pan-Gregorian Organization of Connecticut

 

PART III

Boston Annual Greek Independence Parade

Boylston Street to Charles Street

Sunday, April 10 at 1:00 PM

 

PART IV

New York City Annual Greek Independence Parade

At 5th Avenue

Sunday, April 17 at 1:00 PM

 

25th of March, 2016