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THE CHIOS SOCIETY OF

THE GREATER WASHINGTON AREA

 

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

 

       A SPECIAL EVENT  

CHIOS INDEPENDENCE DAY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

 

The Chios Society of the Greater Washington Area has scheduled a Special Event in honor of the Chios Independence Day. 

The Event will take place on Thursday, November 11, 2011, at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland.  

Please join your fellow Chians in celebrating this most important day. 

We will begin with a Special Service of the Blessing of the Breads (Artoclasia) in church, followed by the Celebration in the Founders’ Hall. 

See details below:

 

·        ARTOCLASIA -   Thursday, November 11, 2010  at 7:00 pm

Honoring Chios Independence Day, the Living, and Deceased

Greek Orthodox Church of St. George

7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD

 

Artoclasia is a service of blessing of the breads joined to the Vespers.  Five breads, oil and wine are blessed.

In the prayer of blessing we ask our Lord that as He blessed the five loaves and fed the five thousand, to bless the loaves, wheat, wine and oil, and to multiply them in all the world;

and to sanctify all the faithful who partake of them.

The bread is cut and distributed to the faithful at the end of the service.

 

·        CELEBRATION OF CHIOS INDEPENDENCE -  November 11, 2010

Immediately following the Artoclasia

Founders Hall - Greek Orthodox Church of St. George

7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD

 

Let us rejoice and celebrate as members of the Society this most important day by attending Chios Independence Event on November 11.

 

Your willingness to support and be a part of this Society is indicative by the overwhelming response we’ve had at our Summer Picnic and your participation in the organizing meetings. 

We have started a foundation which will afford us to do future events. 

However, your assistance in this endeavor will be greatly appreciated. 

By donating any amount, you will be joining the first-ever Washington DC area Chios Society and will establish you as a member.

A reply form is listed below.

 

We have a common goal – the love and support for our beloved Chios.

 

Thank you,

The Chios Society of the Greater Washington Area Steering Committee

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THE CHIOS SOCIETY OF

THE GREATER WASHINGTON AREA

 

REPLY FORM

 

Please fill out the form below and send to:

 

Mark Kotsatos

7217 Dubuque Ct

Rockville, MD 20855

 

I will   will not            attend the Artoclasia and the Chios Independence Day Celebration on November 11, 2010

 

 

I/We are happy to pledge a donation in the amount of $____________ .

 

Check should be made payable to:

 

“THE CHIOS SOCIETY OF THE GREATER WASHINGTON AREA”

 

for the support of the Chios Society of the Greater Washington Area .

This donation entitles me/us to be member(s) of the Society.

 

 

Name(s) _________________________________________________________

 

Address__________________________________________________________

 

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