L100 in Action - Issue #3 (Fall/Winter 2020)


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Fall/Winter 2020 Issue #3

News In Action

Leadership 100 News
Stephen G. Yeonas

In Memoriam Stephen G. Yeonas

Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund, expressed great sadness on the loss of its esteemed former Chairman, Stephen G. Yeonas, who passed away on November 11, Veterans Day, at the age of 95.

As Chairman, from 2008 to 2010, he introduced innovations in membership recruitment, grants administration, communications and marketing. As National Chairman of the Millennium Membership Drive 2000-01, he oversaw our phenomenal growth. Steve fully gave his talents and energy to Leadership 100, according to Vassiliou.

With his beloved wife of 69 years, Thelma, who passed away in 2019, he presided over Leadership 100 with vigor and warmth, imparting his wisdom to all.

Invested as Archon Ostiarios in 1996, he chaired the historic Patriarchal Visitation to Washington DC in 2007 when His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.


US Secretary of State Visits the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Secretary of State of the United States of America, His Excellency Michael R. Pompeo, paid a visit to the Holy See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Phanar, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. and was received with special honor.

At the entrance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Secretary, who was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Susan Pompeo and the US Ambassador to Ankara, Mr. David Satterfield, was welcomed by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, accompanied by the Grand Chancellor, the Rev. Archimandrite Andreas and the Rev. Archimandrite Joachim, Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod.

The Grand Chancellor, Father Andreas, accompanied the Secretary to the Eugenides Palace, where in the Auditorium he was received and welcomed, in accordance with the proper protocol, by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who expressed his joy at the visit of the head of American diplomacy.

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Message from the Friends of St. Nicholas

Dear Friends of our National Shrine, We are excited to announce the unveiling of the new website of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine. There have been many updates and a refreshed look and feel. We are hoping to attract many more visitors to this new site, and increase not only support for the Shrine, but begin to expand in earnest the awareness of the public about the Shrine and its truly global importance. As Archbishop Elpidophoros said, the Shrine “will be a tremendous missionary witness in our Nation.” For this reason, all the various facets of the Shrine will have to be explicable and intelligible for the public.

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Chapel at Holy Cross School of Theology.


HC/HC Receives Two Million Euros from Greek Government

President George M. Cantonis announced that Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has received a restricted gift of two million euros ($2,388,000) from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that was given to them by the government of Greece for HCHC. President Cantonis responded to this extraordinary gift by saying, "We are profoundly grateful to the government of Greece and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. We are also most thankful to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America for his tireless efforts on behalf of the College in this and so many other matters.” President Cantonis further stated that, “This gift allows us to take a huge step forward toward securing our financial stability and viability while also strengthening our ties with the people of Greece.”

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Hellenic College-Holy Cross Classes to Continue Online for Fall Semester

In a letter to the Hellenic College Holy Cross community, President George M. Cantonis announced that, in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the campus will not reopen for the fall semester and all courses will continue to be taught online. “This decision was not made lightly,” he stressed. “Administrators and staff spent countless hours exploring ways to reopen the campus. Although there were many obstacles, the bottom line always came back to ensuring the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Our plan is to reopen the campus for the spring semester 2021 and we will be working diligently to ensure that this occurs.”

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Hellenic Bar Associatin of Illinois Honors John Manos at 2020 Virtual Scholarship Ball

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