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NJ Archons to conduct religious freedom symposium, June 16

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos, the New Jersey Archons will host a religious freedom symposium, Saturday, June 16, at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey. The symposium, open to all Archons, their spouses, and to all Orthodox faithful interested in the pursuit of religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, with feature two distinguished speakers:

Dr. George Demacopoulos, Archon Didaskalos Tou Genous, Associate Professor, Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Orthodox Christian Studies Program and Center at Fordham University.

Dr. Demacopoulos specializes in the History of Christianity for Late Antiquity, the Early Medieval West and Byzantium. He received a M.T.S. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and an M.A. and Ph.D in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as the Historian for the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle and will speak on the historical issues of the Orthodox Faith and religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon Aktouarios, National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

Dr. Limberakis is a practicing radiologist in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University School of Medicine, he is the president and owner of Bustleton Radiology Associates, Ltd., a leading full service outpatient radiology practice. He is married to Dr. Maria A. (Borden) Limberakis, a family practitioner. Under the leadership of Dr. Limberakis, the Archons in the United States have initiated an assertive, multifaceted religious freedom project to strengthen and ensure religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all religious minorities in Turkey.

The program will begin at 10am at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey, 215 East Grove Street, Westfield, New Jersey. The day will conclude with a working luncheon, discussing the day’s events and exploring further efforts to secure religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Archons Hon. B. Theodore Bozonelis and Michael F. Parlamis, Regional Commanders for New Jersey, are organizing the symposium.

Further questions for information can be directed to Archon Bozonelis at 973-635-7691 or Please RSVP by June 1, 2012.

Donations will be accepted to the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle to help underwrite the expenses of the meeting.

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