Monday, May 26, 2014

From the AHEPA Archives: William Penn Chapter 61 Hosts Testimonial Dinner for Reading Clergy

On January 12, 1992, William Penn Chapter No. 61 AHEPA hosted a Testimonial Dinner in honor of the two Greek Orthodox clergymen who served in Reading, Pa. More than 200 people, including District and National AHEPA dignitaries, attended the event at The Riveredge Restaurant in Reading. Pictured above are the honorees, Rev. Father Spyridon C. Papademetriou, who served at St. Matthews Greek Orthodox Church at the time, and Rev. Father Thomas L. Pappalas, who served at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Also pictured are Tony Phyrillas, chapter president at the time, Michael Firilas and William Sianis, co-chairman of the event. Father Tom continues to serve as Protopresbyter of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, where Father Spyridon also serves today.

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