Arthur C. Anton with V. Rev. Cleopas Strongylis at New England Cathedral
(Photo: Alex Mavradis)
The Fourth National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed in hundreds of Greek Orthodox parishes across the country on Sunday, October 21. Parish Priests read the Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and members of Leadership 100 spoke of the 28-year-old mission of the organization founded in 1984 to support the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and to advance Orthodoxy and Hellenism. The date was chosen at the initiation of the event in 2009 as the Sunday prior to the Feast Day of St. Iakovos, a tribute to Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory, the visionary Founder and namesake of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.
Ted K. Zampetis, a member of the Board of Trustees, who was named Chairman of National Leadership 100 Sunday by Charles H. Cotros, Leadership 100 Chairman, said other members of the Board of Trustees joined him in organizing programs in the Direct Archdiocesan District of New York and the Metropolises of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, San Francisco and New Jersey.
Among those speaking and organizing programs at parishes across the country were Leadership 100 Founding Member and former Chairman, Arthur C. Anton, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox-New England Cathedral in Boston, MA, Chris W. Caras of the Executive Committee, at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Redondo Beach, CA, George S. Tsandikos, Leadership 100 Vice Chairman, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City, Chairman Emeritus Stephen G. Yeonas and James and Theodore Pedas at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Washington DC, Ted Zampetis at St. Paul Church in North Royalton, OH, and John Sitilides, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Grant Committee, at St. George Church in Bethesda, MD.
Zampetis said programs were also held at Holy Trinity Church in Wilmington, DE and at Annunciation Cathedral in Houston TX. He also held a special commemoration on Sunday, November 4, at St. Nicholas Church in Troy, MI.