Tens of thousands of Greek Americans are expected to gather in New York City this Sunday, as they make their way to the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, for a “Macedonia is Greece” demonstration.
Organised by the Panmacedonian Association and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese’s of America has also shown its full support, with organisers listing many churches and community organisations that are organising transport throughout the New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania area.
Archbishop Demetrios of America has also invited the Greek community to participate–
“Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I invite you to mobilize and join me in the rally organized by the Pan-Macedonian Association of the USA, the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and the Hellenic Congress of America, on Sunday, March 18, 2018, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the park next to the United Nations Plaza in New York City (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 245 E 47th St), to proclaim to the leadership and people of the United States as well as to all nation members of the UN that Macedonia is Greek. Let us express in a peaceful yet decisive way our opposition to the unacceptable use of the name of Macedonia by FYROM, the usurpation of Macedonia’s history, culture and symbols, and the expressions of irredentism.
For this reason, it is advisable for those parishes whose Divine Liturgy schedule or other Sunday scheduled events coincide with the rally, to re-schedule so that participation in the Rally may be the greatest possible.”