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Archbishop Demetrios presides at Investiture of Twenty-Two New Archons

Archon-elects bear candles as they prepare to take on their new role as a “Defender of the Faith” for the Mother Church. (Photo by J. Mindala)

The Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, presided at the Investiture of twenty-two new Archons from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, on Sunday, October 26, 2008.

During the solemn Archon Investiture service, Archbishop Demetrios 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.

Concelebrating hierarchs included His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey. Dignitaries in attendance included, The Honorable Senator and Archon Paul Sarbanes.


The Archon class of 2008 (Photo by D. Panagos)

Archons invested:

George Angelakis, Archon Depoutatos / Pennington, NJ

Lewis A. Assaley, PhD, Archon Eftaxias / Cincinnati, OH

Arthur Balourdos, Archon Hypomnematrografos / Lincolnwood, IL

Peter John Condakes, Archon Hieromnimon / Weston, MA

John Dallas, Archon Ostiarios / Hingham, MA

Nicolaos Apostolos Georgiafentis, Archon Hartoularios / Itasca, IL

Larry Hotzoglou, Archon Notarios / Bayside, NY

Christopher C. Maletis III, Archon Ostiarios / Portland, OR

Hon. E. Leo Milonas, Archon Nomophylax / Bronx, NY

Christopher James Pappas, Archon Depoutatos / Houston, TX

Harris James Pappas, Archon Notarios / Houston, TX

James Pete Pappas, PhD, Archon Prostatis Ton Grammaton / Norman, OK

Arthur Poly, Archon Hartophylax / Boca Raton, FL 

Capt. Mark J. Poneros, Archon Maestor / Englewood Cliffs, NJ

George Peter Psihogios, Archon Kastrinsios / Lake Oswego, OR

Paul Sieben, Archon Aktouarios / Toledo, OH

Christos Skeadas, Archon Eftaxias / Villanova, PA

Basil Skelos, Archon Eftaxias / Rockville Center, NY

Paul Peter Sogotis, Archon Orphanotrofos / Burlingame, CA

John C. Stratakis, Esq., Archon Dikaiophylax / New York, NY

Nicholas Tsapatsaris, Archon Kastrinsios / Ridgewood, NJ

Xenophon Zapis, Esq., Archon Ekdikos / Westlake, OH

View photos of the Investiture

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