Members of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Chicago participated in the Young Adult League (YAL) Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago from February 17-19, 2023.
During a lunchtime session, with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago, who was in attendance, Pilgrimage of Discovery Co-Chairs Archon Hon. Jeffrey Chrones and Hellena Chrones informed those attending the YAL conference about one of the latest National Archon pilot program endeavors: a pilgrimage to Constantinople for young adults ages 23-28. They noted that Archons are currently accepting applications online to participate in this all-expenses paid journey, which will include a meeting with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and tours of historic and religious sites.
Following that presentation, Archon National Secretary and Archon Regional Commander Gus M. Pablecas and Archon Regional Commander John G. Manos offered an enlightening presentation entitled “What is an Archon.”
During the weekend, Archon Dr. John Fotopoulos also led a YAL workshop entitled, “Living Scripture and Our Path to Wellness.”
In addition, throughout the three-day weekend the Archons once again had a vendor table, at which YAL participants could ask questions, obtain publications and learn more about the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle.