The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, stand with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, who recently expressed unequivocal condemnation for the barbaric terrorist attacks in Paris. Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander, also remarked, "####".
Below is the statement issued by His Eminence:
“Today the whole civilized world is yet again in shock, indignation and mourning. I express, on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and the entire Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, our unequivocal condemnation for these horrific acts of violence and terrorism in Paris. We, here in America are no strangers to such acts of terror and violence. We stand together in pain and prayer with the people of France, the families of the victims, and our Orthodox hierarchs, clergy, and the faithful members of our communities in Paris. We stand together with each other as we ask our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to help us get thorough this unthinkable tragedy and to guide and strengthen us. As we face the aftermath of this despicable event, we are encouraged by the words of the Apostle Paul: neither death, nor life…nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers…nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).”
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle is made up of Orthodox Christians who have been appointed as Archons, an ancient title dating back to the early Christian Church. The Archons dedicate themselves to the defense and preservation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the face of persecution, to the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition, to the well-being of the Christian Church and the inalienable rights of the human race wherever they may be violated. The Archons are under the spiritual direction of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.