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Detroit Archons to host Religious Freedom Symposium in Southgate, MI, March 30

The Order of Saint Andrew's Detroit region will be hosting a religious freedom symposium at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Southgate, MI, Saturday, March 30, 2013. The event is being held under the auspices of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and organized by Regional Commanders Louis Kircos and Mark Stavropoulos.

The Religious Freedom Crisis in Turkey… The Threat to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Strategic Archon Response

Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D., National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, will be the guest speaker for the first half of the symposium.

You are invited to learn about issues facing our Ecumenical Patriarch including being characterized as nothing more than a local priest and about the confiscation and destruction of property owned by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the efforts launched by the Archons of America to defend the Mother Church.

The Return of the Relics of St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom to Constantinople in 2004

Dr. George Demacopoulos, Associate Professor of Historical Theology and co-founder of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University will be the guest speaker for the second part of the symposium.

An examination of how the relics of these great saints and former Archbishops of Constantinople went from Constantinople to Rome and Back Again.

The symposium is open to all Archons, their spouses, and other Orthodox faithful interested in the religious freedom pursuit for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. A detailed itinerary can be found below and further questions for information can be directed to Regional Commander Louis Kircos at [email protected]


Friday, March 29, 2013

6:00pm - Church Service

7:00pm - Lenten Meal

Place:
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
36375 Joy Road
Westland, Michigan 48185


Saturday, March 30, 2013

12:15pm - Lunch

1:00pm - The Religious Freedom Crisis in Turkey… The Threat to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Strategic Archon Response

Guest Speaker:
Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.
National Commander, Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

1:45pm - The Return of the Relics of St. Gregory the Theologian and St. John Chrysostom to Constantinople in 2004

Guest Speaker:
Dr. George Demacopoulos
Associate Professor of Historical Theology
Co-Founder, Orthodox Christian Studies Center
Fordham University, Bronx, New York

2:30pm - Response

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit

Place:
St. George Greek Orthodox Church
16300 Dix Toledo Hwy
Southgate, MI 48195

No charge for lunch or the program, but you must pre-register!  All Orthodox are welcome!  For free registration, call St. George Greek Orthodox Church office at 734-283-8820.