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Preserving & Protecting the Unwaning Light of the Phanar

A message from the National Commander for Pascha 2013

As we Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter with family and friends, sharing the Paschal light and hearing the joyful pealing of the Paschal bells, let us not forget to pray for the Mother Church of Constantinople, the spiritual source of these sacred traditions, and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, our worldwide spiritual father.

Also as St. Paul instructs, let us "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) for the victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, the return of kidnapped Orthodox hierarchs in Syria, the massacred innocent children and their teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary School, those who suffer in Greece and Cyprus, the families of our fallen ambassador and brave defenders who served in Benghazi, Libya and for the oikoumene throughout the world whose circumstances prevent them from sharing the abundant blessings of life, liberty and happiness that we take for granted, here in the United States. May the salvific message of our Lord�s Resurrection bring eternal peace and comfort to all those who are in dire need, both here in America and throughout the world.

The Order of Saint Andrew, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America and Defenders of the Faith, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the Holy Synod, will continue to raise the resurrection banner of religious freedom for the Apostolic See of Saint Andrew so that the unwaning light of the Phanar may forever enlighten God's oikoumene and the bells of Saint George Patriarchal Cathedral may ring joyously with the good news that the Great Church of Christ is free... finally free at last to proclaim to all...

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
National Commander, Archon Aktouarios