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The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Present the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News Program "60 Minutes"
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate awarded the prestigious Athenagoras Human Rights Award to the CBS News television program 60 Minutes at the New York Hilton's Grand Ballroom on Saturday Night. Full Text
DEADLINE approaching for 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin
We are quickly approaching the reservations deadline for the Second Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin, Germany, December 2–7, 2013. In order to secure a seat with the lower group air fare on Air Berlin, a reservation is required by Thursday, October 17. Full Text
Hurriyet Daily News reports on 'What if the Patriarch were American?'
Yiğit Bulut, the anchorman-turned-prime ministerial chief advisor and the inventor of the famous telekinesis theory (in which dark forces are plotting to murder Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by telekinesis), has a new and equally fascinating theory: A majority of Greeks, if put to a popular referendum, would vote to quit EU membership, turn back the clock 200 years, and rejoin Turkey. Mr. Bulut should refrain from mentioning this theory if he ever travels to Hellenic lands – unless he is in the comfort of friends and has consumed enough ouzo to disqualify him from being taken seriously. Full Text
Al-Monitor reports on 'Erdogan Uses Christian Seminary As Chip in Talks With Greece'
On March 25, 2012, US President Barack Obama congratulated Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his decision to reopen the Theological School of Halki. The Halki seminary, the main theological school of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, was shut down by the Turkish government in 1971. For the last couple of years, the AKP (Justice and Development Party) raised the hopes of Orthodox Christians all around the world that the seminary was to reopen. Many were sure the democratization package of Sept. 30 would realize this dream. It did not, and indeed now the possibility looks even less likely. Full Text
Invitation to Archon Fellowship Luncheon, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1pm at NY Hilton Hotel (Rendezvous Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Archon weekend, which will occur on October 18th, 19th and 20th, is rapidly approaching. It is once again my honor, on behalf of the wives of all the Archon National Council members, to invite you to attend the Archon Fellowship Family Luncheon at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 19th. Full Text
In Memoriam: Archon Michael F. Parlamis
With heartfelt sorrow and deep pain, and yet in hopeful anticipation of the Heavenly Kingdom, we are saddened to inform you of the passing of Archon Nomophylax and Regional Commander Michael F. Parlamis, beloved husband of Marguerite. Full Text
Greek Reporter Europe reports on 'Erdoğan Breaks Promises of Reopening Halki Seminary'
In a brief but very important announcement, the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Agia Triada of Halki, expresses its deep sorrow over the fact that Erdogan’s promises to reopen the Theological School of Halki, have not been fulfilled. Full Text
Archon Demacopoulos offers lecture on Orthodox-Catholic Relations
A lecture, entitled, "The Papacy in Transition and the Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations," was presented by Archon Dr. George Demacopoulos, Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Museum of the City of New York. Full Text
Annual Archon Weekend Schedule of Events and Information
The annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew will be held October 18-20 at the Hilton Hotel in New York. 60 Minutes will be the recipient of this year's Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the Archon Grand Banquet, Saturday, October 19. The Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship Dinner Dance will be held on Friday evening, October 18. Archon Stephen J. Yallourakis, MD, DDS, will receive this year's Award. Full Text
Archon Demacopoulos to offer lecture on Orthodox-Catholic Relations, Sep 19
A lecture, entitled, "The Papacy in Transition and the Future of Orthodox-Catholic Relations" will be presented by Archon Dr. George Demacopoulos, Thursday, September 19, 2013. Dr. Demacopoulos is a professor of Historical Theology and co-founder of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University. Full Text
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