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Archons News 07/11/18

Archons in Canada publish book celebrating His All-Holiness

Archons News 07/09/18

Remarks of National Commander Dr. Limberakis at luncheon in honor of Patriarchal Representatives

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Address of Metropolitan Apostolos of Derkon at the Clergy-Laity Congress Archon Family Reception

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Order of St. Andrew

@OrderStAndrew  Jul 17

#DidYouKnow? The trial of innocent #PastorAndrew Brunson continues tomorrow. He could be sentenced to 35 years of prison in #Turkey for his faith. Please share and pray for his safe release. https://t.co/Kq9iGT3q9S

Order of St. Andrew

@OrderStAndrew  Jul 16

Pakistan is home to over two million #Christians, all of whom face the daily risk of persecution and harassment. Please pray that our beloved brothers and sisters of these often forgotten communities would be granted #ReligiousFreedom. https://t.co/5cyma8axE6 https://t.co/8qj4sgKxX2

Order of St. Andrew

@OrderStAndrew  Jul 13

We are in prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox #Christian Church in #Egypt as they are persecuted for their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. https://t.co/fBWge7m9AO https://t.co/ttc0K3zoPp

Who Are We?

The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle is comprised of Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate who have been honored for their outstanding service to The Orthodox Church by having a Patriarchal title, or "offikion," bestowed upon them by His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Those upon whom this title of the Mother Church has been conferred are known as "Archons of the Great Church of Christ," and the titles are personally conferred by the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.

The Order's fundamental goal and mission is to promote the religious freedom, wellbeing and advancement of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

About Saint Andrew

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The first person Jesus invited to become one of his disciples was St. Andrew (John 1:35–40). This “first called” Apostle was the brother of St. Peter. After Pentecost, St. Andrew traveled to many cities to preach the Gospel and establish churches. Tradition says he established the church in the city of Byzantium—which would be renamed Constantinople about 300 years later. As you can see in the icon, the Apostle passed the Gospel to his successor, St. Stachys, the first bishop of the church that became the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Tradition also says St. Andrew went to Thrace, to lands around the Dniepr River (in today’s Ukraine), and eventually to Epirus and Greece. He performed miracles in the city of Patras and brought many people to Christianity. The pagan governor of Patras became angry when his brother converted, too, and he ordered Andrew to be tortured and then crucified. Even from his X-shaped cross, Andrew continued preaching the Gospel until his last breath. He died in the year 62, and we celebrate his feast on November 30.

The Five Issues

Our Orthodox Faith is being challenged by the Turkish Government. If not addressed, it can lead to the asphyxiation of Orthodox Christians.

 

The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate are fighting to defend and protect the religious freedoms of our Holy and Great Mother Church.

 

A Disturbing Observation by Sir Steven Runciman–The Renowned British Historian Author of “The Great Church in Captivity”

On 60 Minutes, when Bob Simon asked if His All-Holiness sometimes felt like he is being crucified, he replied:

"Yes, I do."

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