Dear Brother Archons,
It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of Archon Stephen G. Yeonas, Archon Ostiarios, of McLean, Virginia, who fell asleep in the Lord on November 12, 2020. Archon Stephen was invested as an Archon on March 3, 1996 and was a true Defender of the Faith serving the Mother Church and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in many capacities. Archon Steve Chaired Leadership 100 in 2008, Chaired the historic Patriarchal Visitation to Washington, DC in 2007 when His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Congressional Gold Medal and was always concerned for the wellbeing of those retired priests and presvyteres of the GOA who were not able to have pension benefits having personally offered to underwrite such support. As a PK (priest kid), I especially appreciate his strong advocacy for our beloved Clergy in America!
On behalf of the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate we express our deep sympathy to Archon Steve’s beloved daughter Stephanie Yeonas Ellis, his son Stephen G. Yeonas, Jr and their cherished families.
May his memory be eternal…
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Anthony J. Limberakis, MD