The Hellenic Thread

The Hellenic Thread is a theme and title attributed to an idea that captured the imagination of a group of parishioners exploring various avenues of raising funds to complete a complex that will continue to carry on the spiritual, educational and cultural legacy that has been passed from generation to generation. A heritage dating back to the Hellenistic Era, that preceded Christ and eventually becoming the vehicle by which the Christian Faith would be presented to the world.

The Hellenic Thread in the Tapestry of America is our acknowledgement and celebration of the many and varied contributions of those first generations that came with nothing other than the clothes they were wearing and the willingness and desire to succeed in this great country of ours. We celebrate the vibrant and strong threads that they brought with them …threads of faith, hope for a better life and love of family, friends and country. With these threads, they also brought with them those Hellenistic threads of democracy, culture, the arts and sciences. These Threads endured the test of time and have proven to be resilient and vibrant. Add these to the American Tapestry and you have a work of art that depicts all that is good in our nation and society.

Honorees Awarded in 2022

Harry Lascarides (posthumously)

Barbara Mavro

Peter Cotelidis

Oscar Michelen

George and Rita Scandalios

Norman and Lisa Glavas

Dr. Jack and Ethel Soterakis

Fr. John Lardas

Anthony and Chrysanthi Arlis and Emanuel and Marina Katsoulis

Anna Vrettos and Sara Savva

Zoe Zollo

Andreas Modenos

Peter Stavrinos

Chris Neocleous

Eleni Raptis

Georgia Kaufman

Fr. Dennis and Pres. Paula Strouzas

Stan Neomonitis

Andrew Cyprus

Evangelia Cyprus

Katina Athineos

Dr. Anthony Vasilas and Sophie Vasilas

Michael Angeliades

Perry Alexiou

Peter Mesologites

Katherine L. Peters [posthumously]

Leonard Zangas

The Archangel Michael Church
100 Fairway Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
PHONE: (516) 944-3180
FAX: (516) 944-3185
Fr. John K. Lardas, Proestamenos
Retired Clergy: Fr. Dennis Strouzas, Protopresbyter