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Preserving & Protecting the Unwaning Light of the Phanar


A message from the National Commander for Pascha 2010
 

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew proclaims the Holy Gospel at the Phanar during the liturgical celebration on the Feast of Feasts: The Holy Pascha of Our Lord. (Photo by N. Manginas)

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.

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...



Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
National Commander, Archon Aktouarios