Cultural Ministries

Hellenic Dance Troupe

The Hellenic Dance Troupe of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, South Bend, IN, was established in April 1994 with the blessing of the church. Its purpose is to promote Hellenic culture through authentic traditional music and dance. It is organized for the youth of the church, but peers and friends of troupe members may join and perform. The troupe is compromised of two groups, the Olympic group that has higher, more exact performance expectations and the Apollo group that consists of beginning and intermediate levels. Practice coincides with the public school calendar year. The troupe performs under Director Tina Assimos, who can be reached at 277-4688.

Hellenic Cultural Society

The Hellenic Cultural Society was founded in 1992 and its primary goal is to organize, coordinate and promote Hellenic cultural activities. The Hellenic Culture and Heritage are indeed unique. They span over 5,000 years with unifying themes, language and geography and have influenced Western Civilization immensely and the way people around the world live and think. And we should be very proud of that!! Ongoing projects include creating an electronic database for all the books in the library of St. Andrew and establishing a Hellenic Resource Center with a collection of audio, video tapes and computer CD-ROMS. If you wish to actively participate in the activities of the HCS, you may contact the church. All are welcome at the meetings of the board that take place once a month at St. Andrew's. We really encourage and welcome your active participation. We need enthusiastic contributors!