A Celebration of the 80th Anniversary

of the Dedication of the Greek Nationality Room

Sunday November 7th, 2021

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November 7th, 2021
8 PM

A Tribute to Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras
and a Celebration of Intercultural Unity

A Special Greeting from
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Greetings from
His Beatitude Theophilos III
Patriarch of Jerusalem

Keynote and Tribute by
His Eminence Elpidophoros
Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

“The Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras
as a Model and Inspiration
of Ecumenical Religious and Intercultural Unity
in the Face of Modern Humanity”

In memory of his consecrating and dedicating
the Greek Nationality Room on November 7, 1941

Introductions by

Mr. Evangelos Andreou
Poet-Aesthetician of Art
Chairperson of the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE)
Acc. H.C. of Accademia Collegio de' Nobili di Firenze

His Excellency, Mr. Dimitris N. Iliopoulos
Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic (Ret.)
President of the Association of Greek Retired Ambassadors
Member of the Board of the Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies
Research Associate of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Former Principal Adviser of the European External Action Service
Associate of the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE)

Distinguished Guests and Speakers

Mrs. Esther Bush
CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Dr. Jordan Golin and Ivonne Smith-Tapia
Jewish Family and Community Services

Dr. Zipora Gur and Ellen Resnek
Classrooms without Borders

Rev. Fr. Paul Abernathy
Neighborhood Resilience Project

Following the Keynote Address and Greetings by the Distinguished Guests

The Inauguration
of the Digital Cultural Center
of the Greek American Community

of Western Pennsylvania

A “cloud”-based living cultural entity
accessible via the Greek Nationality Room and its partner organizations

that will serve as a perpetual multidisciplinary testimony
of the life and accomplishments of the ancestors and descendants of Greek immigrants

in the Western Pennsylvania area, as well as an organic center of

via internet links to online Greek language learning programs

History and Culture
via links to digital history and cultural resources and libraries
in Greece and the Greek Diaspora


Information/News/Current Affairs
via links to media and resources of current events in Greece and the Greek Diaspora

The Digital Cultural Center will also host the archival material
and the Proceedings of the International Conferences
(from 2007 onwards)

“Byzantine Musical Culture”

of the American Society of Byzantine Music and Hymnology
together with a comprehensive digital musical
and musicological library
which are part of
the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies

The Conferences were under the Auspice
of His All-Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch
Bartholomew I
and serve as a musical bridge between the University
and the Mother Church