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Annual Archon Weekend Schedule of Events and Information, Oct. 16-18
The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 16-18 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. Full Text
Lecture to Focus on The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis, September 29
We are all too well aware of the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Syria. The humanitarian crisis is truly beyond our comprehension, and its particular impact on religious freedom strikes at the heart of what we as Archons have undertaken as our mission. Full Text
PR Newswire reports on 'Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Rally Together to Support Christians in Middle East'
Religious leaders at Athens meeting to propose projects to support citizenship rights and peaceful coexistence between Christians, other religious and ethnic groups and Muslims. Full Text
Archon Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas named recipient of Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship, Oct 16
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle is pleased to announce that Archon Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas has been nominated as the recipient of this year’s Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship. A special tribute dinner dance will be held at the New York Hilton Hotel, Friday evening, Oct. 16, as part of the Order's annual three-day assembly, Oct. 16-18. Full Text
National Commander Emeritus, Archon Megas Aktouarios Dr. Chris Philip fell asleep in the Lord, July 2, 2015
The Order of Saint Andrew mourns the passing of our dear National Commander Emeritus Dr. Chris Philip, Archon Megas Aktouarios who fell asleep in the Lord on July 2, 2015, the day before his birthday. Full Text
Please View Documentary PISTEVO "I believe"–The sacred theology of Iconography Comes to Life
PISTEVO "I believe", a stunning 17-minute film packed with vivid imagery depicting the life of Jesus Christ and His saints, will be screened on June 21, 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, New York. The independent documentary short depicts a community coming together to complete the centuries-old mission of iconography. Media are invited to visit the church for the luncheon/screening in addition to gathering interviews with principles involved in the film. Full Text
NY Times reports on 'Climate Change and Moral Responsibility'
On Tuesday, the British medical journal The Lancet will publish a landmark report highlighting the inalienable and undeniable link between climate change and human health. We warmly welcome the report’s message of hope, which confirms the fact that climate change is more than just a technical or financial challenge (as Pope Francis did in his encyclical letter on June 18) and confirms the voice of health in the discussion on climate change. Indeed, the central premise of the Lancet commission’s work is that tackling climate change could be the single greatest health opportunity of the 21st century. Full Text
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Response to Pope Francis' Climate Encyclical
TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Climate Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’, presented this morning at the Vatican. Full Text
Congressman Chris Smith's US Helsinki Commission Hearing on "A Century of Denial: The Armenian Genocide and the Ongoing Quest for Justice"
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, held a hearing on "A Century of Denial: The Armenian Genocide and the Ongoing Quest for Justice" at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Full Text
2015 USCIRF report identifies worst religious freedom violators; identifies Turkey as "serious" violator
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced its 2015 recommendations to Congress, the White House, and the State Department. Full Text
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