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Clergy, Lay-Delegates and Philoptochos members learn about recent Archon efforts

National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis addresses the members of the National Philoptochos Biennial Convention on the work of the Order of Saint Andrew.

National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis delivered a visual presentation to the delegates of the 39th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress and the National Philoptochos Meeting, held in Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, July 15, 2008, Limberakis addressed the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, a dedicated group of women which undertake a multitude of philanthropic programs to aid the poor, the sick, and the elderly. He opened by thanking the National Philoptochos President, Georgia Skeadas for her support of the Mother Church of Constantinople. He then addressed five main issues of concern currently facing the Ecumenical Patriarchate and elaborated on the efforts of the Order’s legal committee and its work with the European Centre for Law and Justice. The Philoptochos applauded the work of the Order and stood united in their support for His All Holiness Bartholomew and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The following day, Limberakis concluded the Clergy Laity’s day-long plenary session, focusing again on the work of the Order and the victory for the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the European Court of Human Rights, dealing with the case of the orphanage on the Prinkipos island.


Limberakis speaks on recent Archon involvement within the European Court of Human Rights in the case of the Prinkipos orphanage.

Limberakis’ report was interrupted several times with enthusiastic applause for the Archons’ fight for religious freedom for the Mother Church. Several questions were then entertained and petitions were passed around during both presentations for those wishing to voice their concern to the administration and the Congress as well.

Limberakis’ slideshow report, which offers a thorough overview on the work of the Order of Saint Andrew, will be accessible and announced on the Archon web site in the coming months after final edits.

View photos of the presentation to the Philoptochos.

View photos of the presentation during the Plenary session.


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