Archbishop Elpidophoros at Investiture of Archons 2019.
The Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, in the presence of His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, presided at the Investiture of twenty-four new Archons from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Nine of the new Archons are members of Leadership 100.
His Eminence in his address to the new Archons, stated: “Today is truly a day of rejoicing in the Church, for we embrace new Archons of the Ecumenical Throne – new defenders of the Faith, who have committed themselves to the Great Church of Christ with all their heart, soul and mind. As you wear the Archon cross, the insignia of your devotion, so you will be called to bear the Cross of the Lord, and to live sacrificially for the Mother Church of Constantinople.”
The National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, said: “It is the Archon who is the most ardent supporter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and serves as a goodwill ambassador of the Phanar in his daily life.”
During the solemn Archon Investiture service, Archbishop Elpidophoros presented each Archon with the Cross of St. Andrew along with the official Patriarchal Certificate specifying the offikion designated by His All-Holiness for each Archon.
1. George G. Demos, Esq.
2. Stilianos Evangelos Efstratiadis, MD
St. Louis, MO
3. Arthur Thomas Katsaros
4. Nicholas Fotios Kourtis, Esq.
5. Nicholas Rallis, DDS
Port Washington, NY
6. Nicholas George Scandalios
7. Perry Chris Siatis, Esq.
8. Stephanos Tenedios
9. Demetrios John Ziozis