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The enthronement of Archbishop Iakovos on April 1,1959 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City ushered in a new era for Greek Orthodoxy in America.

Deeply respected by all religious leaders in the United States when he retired at the age of 85 on July 29,1996, Archbishop Iakovos offered 37 years of service which were distinguished by his leadership in furthering religious unity, revitalizing Christian worship and championing human and civil rights. Read the Full Text

Official News Release

New York, NY - Archbishop Iakovos, 93, spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians in the Western Hemisphere from 1959 to 1996, died today, April 10, 2005 at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, from a pulmonary ailment....Full Text

Awards and Honors

Listing of awards

Congressional Medal Transcript

Congressional Record, October 1989

Congressional Record, November 1989

Senate Tribute, March 1989

Iakovos Photo Gallery

A collection of photographs of Archbishop Iakovos with various U.S. Presidents and World and Religious leaders. Display Gallery

Iakovos Official Photos Official Photos of Archbishop Iakovos High-resolution portraits of Archbishop Iakovos and photos with U.S. presidents



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