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Awards and Honors

U.S. Government Tributes

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Congressional Medal Transcript

Congressional Record, October 1989

Congressional Record, November 1989

Senate Tribute, March 1989


Humanitarian Award IOCC (1995)
International Orthodox Christian Charities
Chicago, Illinois

Antiochian Gold Medal of Merit (1995)
Antiochian Orthodox Christian
Archdiocese of North America

Grand Cross of Cyprus (1995)
President Glafcos Clerides
New York, New York

Kolokotronis Award (1995)
Panarcadian Federation of America
New York, New York

Great Cross of St. Sava (1992)
Patriarch Pavle of Serbia
New York, New York

Freedom Award (1992)
Pan Cyprian Association of(America
New York, New York

Gold Medal
Federation of Hellenic Societies of New York (1991)
New York, New York

Grand Cross of Robert Schuman (1991)
Athens, Greece

Gold Medal of the City of Thessaloniki (1990)
Thessaloniki, Greece

Gold Medal of the City of Athens (1989)
Mayor Militiades Evert
Athens, Greece

Grand Cross of Makarios 111 (1989)
Pres. George Vasiliou of Cyprus
New York, New York

Cross of Lambeth (1988)
Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie
London, England

Homeric Award (1988)
Chian Federation
New York, New York

Socratic Award (1988)
Order of AHEPA
Washington, D.C.

John LaFarge Memorial Award for
Interracial Justice (1987)

New York, New York

Ellis Island Medal of Honor (1986)
Ellis Island, New York

Dr. George C. Cotzias Humanitarian Award (1986)
New York, New York

Liberty Award (1986)
Mayor Edward Koch
New York, New York

Humanitarian Award (1985)
McBurney School
New York, New York

AXIOS Man of the Year (1985)
Los Angeles, California

Grand Cross of Honor (1984)
President Constantine Karamanlis
Athens, Greece

Gold Medal (1984)
Academy of Athens
Athens, Greece

The Compostela Award (1984)
Cathedral of St. John
New York, New York

Man of the Year Alpha-Omega Award (1984)
Boston, Massachusetts

Silver World Award (1984)
Boy Scouts of America

Humanitarian Award (1983)
Hellenic Medical Society
New York, New York

Cyprus Children's Fund (1983)

Great Cross of the Holy Sepulchre (1982)
Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem

Man of the Year (1982)
St. Paul's Society
New York, New York

Clergyman of the Year (1981)
Society for the Family of Man
New York City Council of Churches

Inaugural Award (1981)
New York University
New York, New York

Presidential Medal of Freedom (1980)
President Jimmy Carter
Washington, D.C.

Alumni Citation (1974)
Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology
Boston, Massachusetts

Sam Levenson Memorial Award (1972)
Jewish Heritage Week

Man of Conscience Award (1971)
Appeal for Conscience Foundation

Clergyman of the Year (1971)
Society for the Family of Man
New York City Council of Churches

Distinguished American in Volunteer Service (1970)
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Clergyman of the Year (1970)
Religious Heritage of America

Religious Leader Award (1969)
National Conference of Christians and Jews

Gold Medal of Athens (1968)
Mayor Demetrios Ritsios
Athens, Greece

Gold Medal for Courageous Leadership (1966)
National Conference of Christians and Jews
New York, New York

Great Cross of the Holy Sepulchre (1961)
Patriarch Benedicros of Jerusalem

HONORARY DEGREES

Distinguished Professorship (1996)
Orthodox and Ecumenical Studies
Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology
Brookline, Massachusetts

Honorary Distinction (1995)
University of Thrace
Komotini, Greece

Honorary Distinction (1991)
University of Ioannina
Ioannina, Greece

Doctor of Theology (1990)
University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Doctor of Humane Letters (1988)
Adeiphi University
Garden City, New York

Doctorate of Sacred Theology (1987)
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Doctor of Public Service (1986)
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Doctor of Humane Letters (1986)
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Doctor of Humane Letters (1986)
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Doctor of Humane Letters (1985)
University Of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

City University of New York Citation (1985)
New York, New York

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
New York University
New York, New York

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
De Paul University
Chicago, Illinois

Doctor of Laws (1984)
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, Connecticut

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Doctor of Laws (1984)
St. Leo College
St. Leo, Florida

Doctor of Humane Letters (1984)
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Laws (1982)
New York Law School
New York, New York

Doctor of Humane Letters (1982)
Queens College
Long Island, New York

Doctor of Laws (1982)
St. John's University
Jamaica, New York

Doctor of Divinity (1980)
Assumption College
Worcester, Massachusetts

Doctor of Humanities (1980)
Stonehill College
Boston, Massachusetts