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SAVE THE DATE: Virtual Town Meeting on January 26 on the Most Important Issue Confronting the Orthodox Church Today

A big event is coming up, and we need your help as Archons to make it a success.

It is central to our mission as Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to defend the Mother Church and to be able to explain the key issues that His All-Holiness and the Church as a whole are facing today. That’s why the Order is hosting our first-ever nationwide call-in Virtual Town Meeting on January 26, 2019 from 1PM to 3PM EST.

We need your active help to make sure as many of the faithful as possible participate in this all-important event. Here are some things we are asking you to do:


  • Make plans to dial in and participate in this event.
  • Let others know that you’re participating, and explain to them why it’s important that they do, also.
  • Ask your parish priest to announce this event, and to exhort all the people of your parish to dial in and participate. 
  • Below are five brief announcements about the Virtual Town Meeting; please ask your priest to include one in your parish’s Sunday bulletin each week for the next two Sundays, and to use the other two on your parish’s website, Facebook page and other social media.

  1. It’s the most important issue confronting the Orthodox Church today: the Ecumenical Patriarch’s pastoral initiative to grant independence to the Church in Ukraine. Please join us for an in-depth discussion with experts. The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, is hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Dial in on Jan 26, 1-3PM EST. SAVE THE DATE! Go to Archons.org/townhall for more details.
  2. It’s an issue so critical that for the first time ever, the Order of St. Andrew is holding a nationwide call-in Virtual Town Meeting. For more than a century, the question of autocephaly (self-governance) has divided the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity in the Ukraine. Find out why this is the most important issue facing the Orthodox Church today. Dial in to join on January 26, 1-3PM EST. Go to Archons.org/townhall for more details.
  3. For more than a century, the question of autocephaly (self-governance) has divided the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity in the Ukraine.The Ecumenical Patriarch has taken the pastoral initiative to heal these divisions and grant independence to the Church in Ukraine. Dial in and join us for a first-ever nationwide Virtual Town Hall Meeting and get answers on why this issue is so important for every Orthodox Christian. January 26, 1-3PM EST. Go to Archons.org/townhall for more details.
  4. It’s an issue that has impact on every Orthodox Christian today, but few understand why it is so important. Find out for yourself why the Ecumenical Patriarch’s pastoral initiative to grant independence to the Church in Ukraine is a vital step toward restoring the sacred unity of Orthodox Christianity both in Ukraine and worldwide, and why that unity is essential. Dial in to join this nationwide Virtual Town Hall Meeting on January 26, 1-3PM EST. SAVE THE DATE. Go to Archons.org/townhall for more details.
  5. What impact does the independence of the Ukrainian Church have on you and your life as an Orthodox Christian? Far more than you may realize – but this is an issue thatis complex and, for English-speakers, made even more so by an onslaught of misinformation circulated through social media. That’s why the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate are holding our first-ever nationwide Virtual Town Hall Meeting. Experts will clarify this all-important issue. Dial in and join us on January 26, 1-3PM EST. Go to Archons.org/townhall for more details.

Thank you for your help with this all-important event. 

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
Archon Aktouarios
National Commander


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