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Order of Saint Andrew to launch new Social Media Initiative

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate are pleased to announce the launch of a new social media initiative to be funded by the generous contribution of Archon Michael G. Psaros. The initiative seeks to assist the Order in its mission of promoting religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and freedom of worship for all religious minorities in the Republic of Turkey in which the Ecumenical Patriarchate is located.


Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, in making the announcement said, “Thanks to the generosity of Archon Michael G. Psaros, we will be able to more effectively project our message of religious freedom to a potential worldwide audience of billions through social media that is becoming the dominant form of communication, especially among our younger generations.” 


Archon Psaros said, “the spiritual message of the Ecumenical Patriarchate is timeless and it is my privilege to contribute to promoting this message of Peace through this new medium.”


The contribution of $100,000 dollars by Archon Psaros will fund the social media efforts of the Order for one year, including establishing a relationship with the digital communications firm, customedialabs®, which is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania.  The CEO of customedialabs®, Manos Sifakis, said, “our experience is in creating transformative experiences for the digital citizens our clients seek to reach. In this case, the task is made easier by the universality of the message we have been given.”


The announcement of the new initiative in New York comes just days after the Order awarded Vice President Joe Biden its highest honor, the Athenagoras Human Rights Award, for the strength of his advocacy for the free exercise of the spiritual mission of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.


The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle is made up of Orthodox Christians who have been appointed as Archons, an ancient title dating back to the early Christian Church. The Archons dedicate themselves to the defense and preservation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the face of persecution, to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition, to the well-being of the Christian Church and the inalienable rights of the human race wherever they may be violated. The Archons are under the spiritual direction of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.


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