PARATHOSI will allow the Archdiocesan District to come together to celebrate our Hellenic culture and Heritage. Groups from around the Direct Archdiocesan District will be able to showcase their knowledge of traditional dances, songs, and costumes in the spirit of Orthodox fellowship.

PARATHOSI's main goal is that our youth will be brought closer to the history and style of our dances, but also to the realization that there is far more that unites us than separates us.  Every participant, regardless of team will have the opportunity to experience the pride of being a part of this very special event and how important our heritage is to us.  

To this end, PARATHOSI's planning committee is extremely excited about this wonderful event in our District.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of our committee members at



 It should be noted that the judging criteria can be found in the Director’s packet on the website.  Please have your dance instructors look through this packet thoroughly as it contains all necessary information to best prepare your dance troupe.


It is on behalf of the board that I thank you all for your dedication and support of this ministry. 

If there are any other questions regarding Parathosi, please email us directly at