Vasilopita Sunday (2024)

On Sunday, January 14, our Annunciation Cathedral Community celebrated our annual Vasilopita hosted by our beloved Philoptochos.

The first piece cut is dedicated to God, as the first of all things should be offered in thanks to God. This piece was given to Jim Tringas, our Parish Council President.

The second piece is dedicated to St. Basil the Great, by whom this tradition was developed. This piece was given to the President of our Cathedral Philoptochos Society, Aglaia Georgountzos, who leads the Philoptochos in the philanthropic footsteps of St. Basil.

The following piece is dedicated to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Holy Eparchial Synod. This piece was given to our outgoing Parish Council President, Carol Travayiakis

The next piece is dedicated to our spiritual Shepherd, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston. This piece was given to Pano Coufos, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Metropolis of Boston.

The next pieces were given to the Cathedral's ministry leaders in honor of their dedication of time and talents, as a form of Stewardship in service to our beloved parish. They include the following:

Sunday School Committee and Youth Programs: John Georgountozos and Andreana Pena

Chanters: Maximos Eleftherakis and Miruna Eynon

Choir: Tim Kerr-Ayers, Choir Director

Altar Boys: Elias Carros

Altar Assistant: Eli Piper

Stewardship Committee: Connie Callontzis

2023 Festival Committee: Nick Bouritsas

Buildings & Grounds: Michael Kalambokis

Office Staff: Anastasia Moragianni, Ralph Shepherd, and Zoi

Hellenic Nursing Home: Faye Andreadis

A.H.E.P.A: Chris Trakis, Chapter President

Cathedral Campus Ministry & OCF: Alex

Brookline Building Committee: Bob Badava