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Archons host His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem

The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate hosted a reception in honor of His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on November 8, 2007 in Washington DC. Pictured from left to right: Ambassador Archon Referendarios Patrick Theros; Fr. Mark Arey, Ecumenical Officer of the Archdiocese; Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon National Commander; His Beatitude, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem; Mr. John Halecky, Archon Ekdikos; Mr. Andrew Manatos, Archon Depoutatos; Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, Archon Spiritual Advisor.

On Thursday November 8, 2007, The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America hosted a luncheon and reception in honor of His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem. National Commander, Archon Aktouarios Dr. Anthony Limberakis was joined by Archon Ekdikos John Halecky and Archon Depoutatos Andrew Manatos in hosting a private luncheon for the Patriarch, together with Father Alexander Karloutsos, the Spiritual Advisor to the Order of St. Andrew, Ambassador Archon Referendarios Patrick Theros and Father Mark Arey, Ecumenical Officer of the Archdiocese.

After the luncheon, the Archons joined His Beatitude on Capitol Hill at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a law firm and educational organization that specializes in constitutional law that hosted a reception in honor of His Beatitude. The ACLJ is an arm of Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, Inc., a not-for-profit religious corporation dedicated to the cause of religious liberty. Jay Alan Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), welcomed His Beatitude along with Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Congressman Trent Franks (AZ, 2nd District). Numerous Archons from the greater Washington Metropolitan Area gathered to welcome and hear Patriarch Theophilos address them on issues of religious liberty and human rights.

Following the Reception, His Beatitude was escorted by representatives of the Archdiocese to Dulles International Airport for his departure and return to Jerusalem.

View photos of this visit.