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Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Add 39 Distinguished New Members

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco and His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey, presided at the Investiture of thirty-nine new Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Sunday, October 22, 2023. Like their distinguished brethren among the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the new Archons have dedicated themselves to the protection and defense of the Mother Church of Constantinople.

The National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, said: “It is with great joy that we welcome the Archon Class of 2023. These dedicated Orthodox Christians have demonstrated exemplary Christian Stewardship in offering their time, talent and treasure over the years to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. They will be recognized from here on with the ancient and illustrious Byzantine offikion of Archon. To the Archon Class of 2023, we offer our heartfelt congratulations. In addition, we extend our deep appreciation to the Committee to Recommend New Archons chaired by Archon Constantine G. Caras, Esq. who administered the selection process in a most systematic, comprehensive and diligent manner.”

During the solemn Archon Investiture service, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos, presented each Archon with the Cross of St. Andrew, along with the official Patriarchal Certificate specifying the Offikion designated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for each Archon.

Archons invested:

Michael Amiridis, Ph.D, Prostatis Ton Gramaton, Columbia, SC, President, University of South Carolina

Louis George Apostol, Esq., Nomophylax, Northfield, IL, Attorney

Gerasimos Athanasatos, Hymnodos, New York, NY, Clothing Manufacturer

John Michael Athas, MD, Orphanotrophos, New York, NY, Physician, Diagnostic Radiology

Robert Peter Badavas, Chartoularios, Boston, MA, Senior Corporate Executive

Michael Dimitri Bousis, Depotatos, Niles, IL, Food Retail Industry, Owner, Greek Soccer Team, Owner

Michael Damian Camarinos, Esq., Dikaiophylax, Tenafly, NJ, Attorney

Christos Frank Chrisafides, Depotatos, Manchester, NH, Senior Corporate Executive

Thomas John Cox, Eftaxias, Jeffersonville, PA, Employee Benefits Advisor

Spiro Ioannis Dongaris, Maistor, Tenafly, NJ, Environmental Engineer

Apostolos Fisfis, Laosynaktis, Elkins Park, PA, Food Service Industry

Craig Lawrence Godshall, Esq., Nomodotis, Elkins Park, PA, Attorney

Gregory James Halvatzis, Skevophylax, Houston, TX, Petroleum Engineer

Spiro Kailas, Aktouarios, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, Real Estate Corporate Executive

Nicholas Spyridon Kass, Referendarios, Bethesda, MD, U.S. Diplomat, Retired, International Corporate Affairs

James Ketis, Notarios, Naples, FL, Industrial Contracting

Dimitris Kyriazis, MD, Ostiarios, Mobile, AL, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

John Konstantine Lazares, Protonotarios, Cincinnati, OH, Public School Superintendent

Nikolaos Letsios, Notarios, Whitestone, NY, Senior Manager, Automotive Sales

George Panagiotis Liakeas, MD, Aktouarios, New York, NY, Physician

Nabeel Jameel Issa Madanat, MD, Ostiarios, Daily City, CA, Pediatrician

Vasilios George Marutsos, Depotatos, Redondo Beach, CA, Business Insurance Consultant

Antonis Mistras, Orphanotrophos, Wilmington, DE, Investments Manager

Michael P. Neamonitakis, Maistor, Brooklyn, NY, Real Estate Investor

Chris G. Pallis, Laosynaktis, Seattle, WA, Real Estate Developer

Peter John Panton, MD, Chartoularios, Chicago, IL, Surgeon

George Nicholas Papas, Ekdikos, Tenafly, NJ, Food Service Industry, U. S. Marines, Retired

George N. Pappas, Nomodotis, Cherry Hill, NJ, Certified Public Accountant

Nicholas James Pappas, Esq., Nomophylax, Westfield, NJ, Attorney

Jimmy Theo Patronis, Jr., Dikaiophylax, Panama City, FL, Florida Chief Financial Officer

Anthony John Payiavlas, Referendarios, Warren, OH, Food Service Industry, Owner

Phillip J. Philliou, Esq., Eftaxias, Tenafly, NJ, Attorney, Executive, Technology Industry

George Pete Psefteas, Skevophylax, Castro Valley, CA, Senior Executive, Chevron Corp.

Harry Gregory Ruska, Notarios, Columbus, OH, Chemical Engineer

Samuel William Spanos, Hieromnemon, Aliquippa, PA, Wealth Advisor

Theodore Speros, Hypomnematographos, Arlington, MA, Real Estate Developer

Andrew Nick Theodore, Depotatos, Columbia, SC, Executive, Insurance Industry

John Vasiliou, Ostiarios, Upper Darby, PA, Private Label Meats, Owner

Kevin M. Wilcox, Chartophylax, Little Rock, AR, Financial Services

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