AHEPA NEWS

Historic St. Barbara's Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery repaired by Atlanta AHEPA Family

During the first weekend in June, Sons of Pericles Adelphi Chapter 53 volunteers under the direction of former president Michael Lambros, AHEPAN George Kakunes, and Annunciation Cathedral Parish Council’s Stacie Nefos and Dimitri Shreckengost came together at historic St. Barbara’s Chapel overlooking the hallowed Greek Orthodox section of Greenwood Cemetery, just west of downtown Atlanta to complete a critical project involving exterior wall repairs, installation of underground drainage, and placement of beautiful new landscaping beside the chapel.

 

The project, first conceived by AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter member George Kakunes and initiated with assistance from Chapter president Charlie Burland and Treasurer Walt Weimar, was intended to address issues with runoff on the side of the Chapel near the altar, due to its higher elevation, but had to be completed quickly due to the Chapel’s ongoing use by our Greek Orthodox community.  These improvements will help to ensure that new generations of Greek-Americans and Orthodox faithful continue to visit and reflect on the history of a beloved facility serving our Parish and Metropolis, and evoke the faith and family traditions that generations of AHEPA Family members have promoted in support of the very community in which our organization’s core principles of Philanthropy and Hellenism were founded over a century ago.