Dear Brother Archons,
Today’s Epistle Reading (St. Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians 9:6-11) is a reminder of our responsibilities to fulfill our Archon Stewardship:
BRETHREN, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
We are quickly approaching the 2015 Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet scheduled on Saturday, October 17 at the New York Hilton Hotel honoring Hon. Joseph R. Biden, the Vice President of the United States.
We are the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America. We are the Defenders of the Faith. We have developed programs in Washington, in each of the 50 States, at the OSCE, at the European Union, at the European Court of Human Rights, in Berlin at the Second Archon Religious Freedom Conference and in the Capital of Turkey from where the egregious policies emanate. Every single day the Archons fight for the religious freedom of the Holy and Great Mother Church of Constantinople, both domestically and internationally. In fact, Archons Constantine Caras and Stamatios Kartalopoulos just made significant presentations last week at the OSCE Human Dimension meetings in Warsaw, Poland, Europe’s largest human rights conference regarding the religious freedom deficit in Turkey which is asphyxiating the spiritual center of world Orthodoxy.
These initiatives are costly but effective. We need your Archon Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure to continue our fight for religious freedom in a milieu where Muslim extremists threaten the presence of Christianity in the entire Middle East. We ask you to attend our Annual Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet and stand up for religious freedom by becoming a banquet sponsor. I have attached the invitation and sponsorship forms for your kind consideration. For those of you who have made sponsorship commitments, we thank you wholeheartedly.
We will never give up our struggle for the most basic of all human rights until the bells of religious freedom one day will finally ring from the Patriarchal Cathedral of Saint George!
In the Service of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,
Anthony J. Limberakis, MD
National Commander, Order of St. Andrew
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America