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Archbishop Demetrios presides at Investiture of Twenty-Four New Archons

Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate raises the Holy Gospel upon the newly-installed Archons, praying for the Grace of the Holy Spirit to be upon them in their new role.

The Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presided at the Investiture of twenty-four new Archons, from throughout the United States, following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 28, 2007, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. During the solemn Archon Investiture Service Archbishop Demetrios presented each Archon with the Cross of St. Andrew along with the official Patriarchal Certificate specifying the offikion desiganted for each Archon by His All Holiness.

Hierarchs in attendance included His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta and His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos. Dignitaries in attendance included, Ambassador of Greece Alexandros Mallias and Ambassador of Cyprus Andreas Kakouris.

Archons invested by Archbishop Demetrios included the following:
 

Archbishop Demetrios and concelebrating hierarchs with the newly-invested Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Archdiocesan District
Vasilios Grous, Archon Eftaxias / Greenwich, CT
Dino A. Ralis, Archon Depoutatos / Bayside, NY

Carpatho-Russian Diocese
Nicholas Yakubik, Archon Referendarios / Cary, NC

Metropolis of Atlanta
James Michael Arakas, Archon Kastrinisios / Myrtle Beach, SC
Dr. George Koulianos, Archon Aktouarios / Mobile, AL
Timothy Tassopoulos, Archon Maestor / Mobile, AL
John C. Scurtis, Archon Hartoularios / Coconut Grove, FL

Metropolis of Boston
George Sakellaris, Archon Ostiarios / Milton, MA
John Gianakouras, Archon Ostiarios / Milton, MA

Metropolis of Chicago
Harold V. Anagnos, Archon Depoutatos / Long Grove, IL
George D. Danigeles, Archon Depoutatos / Elmhurst, IL
Panagiotis Parthenis, Archon Referendarios / Inverness, IL

Metropolis of Denver
Nicholas M. Bapis, Archon Hartoularios / Salt Lake City , UT
John Peter Koclanes, Archon Maestor / Denver, CO
George Stephan Pappas, Archon Ostiarios / Phornton, CO

Metropolis of Detroit
George Timothy Reganis, Archon Referendarios / Bloomfield, MI

Metropolis of New Jersey
Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Archon Ekdikos / Chatham, NJ
William Alfred Mitchell, Archon Hypomnematografos / Wildwood Crest, NJ
George Paul Stamas, Archon Nomophylax / Baltimore, MD
Nicholas Tsakalos, Archon Kastrinsios / Baltimore, MD
Theodore D. Veru, Archon Maestor / Fort Lee, NJ

Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Theodore K. Zampetis, Archon Kastrinsios / Hinckley, OH

Metropolis of San Francisco
Dr. Peter Scamagas, Archon Aktouarios / Fresno, CA
Stefanos Vertopoulos, Archon Ostiarios / Vancouver, WA

Prior to the Investiture, a Doxology Service was held in Commemoration of the 67th Anniversary of OXI Day, the day the nation of Greece took the brave position by issuing a resounding "NO" - "OXI" - to the desire of fascism to subjugate and occupy Greece.

View photos of the Annual Archon Banquet Weekend.