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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Remembers Elenie Huszagh

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Jul 14, 2014

NEW YORK— With great sadness, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America remembers the late Elenie K. Huszagh, 77, who passed away on July 11.

She was born in 1937 in Portland, Oregon to the late Peter and Mary Kostopoulos.

Besides being a prominent and long-time Chicago attorney, Elenie was a devoted Orthodox Christian who served the Church tirelessly and selflessly for decades. Upon learning of the passing of Huszagh, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was gravely saddened by the news of her passing and made the following statement:

“Elenie’s effort to foster mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among Christian communions was only surpassed by her love and dedication to the Greek Orthodox Church. Her significant contributions to the Holy Archdiocese, especially as a member of the legal committee and during the restructuring of the Archdiocesan Charter, continue to have a positive impact on the lives of all Orthodox Christians. The entire archdiocesan family will surely miss Elenie. It is our prayer that the Lord Jesus Christ will number her among the righteous and grant unto her the joy of His Resurrection, Life and Repose. May her memory be eternal.”

Elenie Huszagh represented the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the National of Council of Churches (NCC) since 1979 and served as its president from 2002-2003. She also served on the Archdiocesan Council for many years and in 1996 she received the Medal of St. Paul, the highest honor bestowed upon a layperson by the Archdiocese.

Elenie is survived by her son Peter.

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