His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, will issue an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designating October 25, 2015 as the seventh observance of National Leadership 100 Sunday. This year’s celebration, which is the Sunday following the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, is one day prior to the Feast of Saint Demetrios.
Parish Priests throughout the nation will read the Encyclical at the Divine Liturgy. Many parishes are also planning a program during the coffee hour. Members of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees will coordinate with Parish Priests across the country to develop awareness of the support provided by Leadership 100 for the critical ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as for ministries in every Metropolis.
George S. Tsandikos, Chairman of Leadership 100, has named Ted Zampetis of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a prominent business leader and a member of the Executive Committee of Leadership 100, as 2015 Chairman for the observance. He will serve in that role for the fourth consecutive year. Zampetis also serves as Chairman of the Membership Committee. “National Leadership 100 Sunday has become a key event for our Church and Community in promoting the mission of Leadership 100, generating support across the country, and in attracting new members,” said Tsandikos.
Today, Leadership 100 counts some 971 members from a broad spectrum of Greek Orthodox leaders, men and women of all ages from every field of endeavor, including Leadership 100 Partners. Over three decades, more than $42 million in grants has been disbursed to support the National Ministries and institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Metropolises, as well as other programs and projects advancing Orthodoxy and Hellenism and meeting human need in the nation and around the world.