Sunday, January 17, 2021

AHEPA chapter purchases 2 ovens for Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church kitchen

Tony Phyrillas, treasurer of the Gust C. Kraras Chapter No. 61 Order of AHEPA, presents a check to Christos Dikos, president of the church council at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Reading, to cover the purchase and delivery of two convection ovens for the church kitchen. The ovens will be used to cook at the church's annual food festival and for baking by the church's ladies auxiliary. "Due to the restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the church’s financial situation has been a challenge for the parish council," AHEPA Chapter President George Giovanis said. "The members of our service organization continue to stand ready in support of the church." The Gust C. Kraras Chapter 61 of AHEPA has been active in Berks County for the past 95 years and has supported the church financially.

Friday, September 11, 2020

AHEPAN George Zeppos featured in local newspaper

Did you catch the story in the Reading Eagle about the new Greek restaurant opened in West Reading by AHEPAN George Zeppos and his wife Eleny? Mazi has been getting rave reviews from food lovers in Berks County and beyond. 

Here's the link to the Reading Eagle story about the new restaurant: New Greek restaurant brings taste of Europe to Penn Avenue in West Reading

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Highlights from 2020 Senior Recognition Dinner at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church

 Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and the Gust C. Kraras Chapter No. 61 of the Order of AHEPA recently teamed up to host a Senior Recognition Dinner in honor of graduating high school seniors who attend the church in Reading. Students and their families were treated to a dinner in the church Social Hall and each graduate received a "College Survival Kit" prepared by Rev. Theodore Petrides and Lay Assistant/Youth Director Dino Alexandrides. The kit contained a variety of items that the students can take with them to college this fall, including the Orthodox Study Bible, a prayer book, a T-shirt and candles. The students are formally recognized during the last day of Sunday School and at the AHEPA Scholarship Banquet, but the shutdowns forced by the coronavirus outbreak canceled both events. The students attending the Recognition Dinner were Peyton Kraras, Mackenzie Kraras, Amara Midouhas, Dante Porcaro, Anna Caloiero, and Gabe Koumaras. (Toni Dikos and AJ Futrick were unable to attend.) Each of the students was also awarded scholarship money by the AHEPA chapter.

Below are some photo highlights from the Senior Recognition Dinner courtesy of Phil Macaronis.