Last Night's Soup Run

by Despina Kartson

Our 115 guests on 33rd Street in Manhattan enjoyed the chicken souvlaki meal we served during last night's soup run. With the benefit of extra chicken from our recent Greek Festival, our chef prepared meals that included rice, vegetables, apples, coffee and hot chocolate. A few of our guests told us that they really appreciate our food and that it is always "the best".

With limited cars available to drive into the city, we pared down our clothing donations to those most necessary: socks, underwear, shoes and pants. Our two cars were packed with no room to see out of or to spare and we drove into the city to a large and welcoming crowd. Immediately, at least three men stepped out of line and helped us unload our cars and distribute some of the items.

As we often say, we enjoy talking with our guests and last night, one of our volunteers described his experience after a fun conversation with a group of men about sports:

It just felt great to talk with these guys and go back and forth about historic sports moments and current topics around the world. Robert, a man who I met for the first time today came up to me afterward and said how much he appreciated what we were doing. Words like these make you realize how much we mean to these men and women and I will do my best to make them feel the reciprocal... how much we appreciate them no matter the circumstances.

We are always grateful for the unending support of our volunteers and sponsors including The Fotiades family who sponsored last night's soup run, Manny Louros for preparing the meals, those who donated clothing and toiletries. A special thank you to Philoptochos who secured a generous donation of Bombas socks. Bombas is a sock company that has donated 8 million pairs to homeless shelters since launching in 2013. The company was founded to address the #1 most requested item in homeless shelters and for every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need.

We are also most appreciative of the efforts of many parishioners from Holy Trinity and friends in New York who come together every month to offer a listening ear and give their time to those in need.

The evening ended with a classic random act of kindness that we often experience. After we had driven a number of blocks and were stopped at a traffic light, a man in a car next to ours beeped, got our attention and told us that our car's trunk was open. He got out of his car, closed our trunk, waved and drove off - all in a New York minute!

We are accepting donations of new women and men's underwear, tee shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Tote bags and backpacks are always needed. Please join us on October 25.

Greek School Begins!


The 2018-19 Greek School Academic year commenced this afternoon with an Agiasmo blessing in the church. Fr. Nick wished all of the students a productive and enjoyable school year.

Congratulations to our Ladies Philoptochos


Our Ladies Philoptochos was presented with an Award of Excellence for a two year 100% participation and commitment to the National Philoptochos ministries. Congratulations to our chapter!

Greek School Registration is now open!

Experienced Greek language teachers make our program thrive!

To register for the 2018-2019 school year
Please return the completed registration form to the church office.

The Greek School is devoted to developing literacy and fluency in the Greek Language and to cultivating knowledge and understanding of Greek cultures and traditions.

We educate children in the Greek language (conversational and written), Greek history, geography, culture, and religion. Students are provided venues to show their achievements through events on campus at the church, and off campus where they dance and present their poems.

Learn about our Adult Greek Language Classes »


Greek School PTA

 

Remember, we are all working together for “our most precious gifts”...our children!

The PTA’s role is to enhance and support the Greek School’s mission through volunteering and fundraising events.

To enable the Greek School to begin operations on solid footing, we are collecting $30.00 per family which are the PTA dues for the 2018/2019 school year. We only have two General Assembly meetings the entire year. One for elections and the other one is general meeting. In order to have the right to vote, you must be an active PTA member.

Kindly fill out the information and membership form and have a cash payment or check made payable to “Holy Trinity Greek School PTA”, as you register your child/children to Greek School this year. It will make the start to the school year run smoothly.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a productive and rewarding year. 

PTA Officers

President
Angela Manessis Kapelonis

Vice President
Alexandra Politopoulos

Treasurer
Theresa Giannaris

Recording Secretary
Elli Modroukas

Corresponding Secretary
Luisa Kostalos

Board Member
Stephanie Resvanis

Board Member
Dorothy Kasimis

 



Congratulations John Dos Santos!!!

John Dos Santos’ walk to Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology concluded this evening at Vesper Services for the Feast of the Holy Cross. Archbishop Demetrios greeted John and his family together with Fr. Nick on the steps of the Holy Cross Chapel. John presented His Eminence and the School’s President, Fr. Christopher Metropoulos with a check of $35,000. We congratulate John for a tremendous job well done. AXIOS!

Where in the world is John Dos Santos!?!

John Dos Santos journey is very close to its conclusion. 189 miles down approximately 30 miles to go. Today he will walk from Plainville Massachusetts to Dedham Massachusetts, 17 miles.

UPDATE: John Dos Santos has made it to Foxboro, MA - home of the New England Patriots! Go John! 

Remember it’s not too late to support him!

2018 Greek Festival Begins!!!

Rain didn’t dampen our spirits this evening as we opened our 2018 Greek Festival. We will open again tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Come and enjoy delicious Greek foods and pastries. We have rides for kids, a wonderful Agora of vendors and a huge flea market.