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


PARATHOSI 2023 -Saturday, January 21st

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, we write to inform you that registration for Parathosi is officially open on our website (  Please forward this email to your respective youth directors and Greek dance instructors as it contains information regarding this year’s Parathosi.


 Long Island Marriott Uniondale

101 James Doolittle Blvd.

Uniondale, NY 11553

 Check in begins at 7 AM on January 21st,2023.  This is an all day event that will end with a beautiful Glendi in the hotel.



 If you or your parishioners would like to stay in the Long Island Marriott for the night of the event, please contact the Marriott directly to access the Archdiocese’s block of rooms at 1(800) 228-9290.  There is a limited number of rooms available in this block.



 All forms and packets found on the Parathosi web page, once filled out, should be scanned and sent to  You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been filed with the board.

 If you choose to mail your registration packet with your check, please include an email address so that we can confirm receipt thereof.



 Pricing for Parathosi goes as follows:

 Parish - $350 (this is a flat rate)

Participants - $70 each participant


Glendi pricing:

 Adults - $145

Participants - $70

Children - $50

 Note:  This event is for ALL AGES.  Please encourage all, regardless of age, to participate in this year’s Parathosi.



 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