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Archbishop Spyridon Leads Largest-Ever Archon Pilgrimage to Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Aug 21, 1998

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Archbishop Spyridon Leads Largest-Ever Archon Pilgrimage to Ecumenical Patriarchate

August 21, 1998

New York- Under the leadership of His Eminence, Archbishop Spyridon, the Order of St. Andrew is sponsoring a major Pilgrimage to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Over one hundred Archons and their families will be traveling to the Phanar, the center of world Orthodoxy, in a massive public demonstration of love, devotion, fidelity and profound respect to the Ecumenical Throne. This momentous journey constitutes the largest Pilgrimage of Greek Orthodox faithful from the Holy Archdiocese of America ever to travel to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order reports that, “The Archons travel to Constantinople to personally convey to our spiritual father, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the 270th successor to the Apostle Andrew, that we in America wholeheartedly endorse his message of spiritual revival, Orthodox unity, Christian reconciliation, protection of the environment and a world united in peace, justice, solidarity and love.”

The Archons of America and devout Pilgrims present themselves to His All Holiness and the Ecumenical See with humility, with love and as a unified body eager to serve the Church and Orthodoxy as the faithful embark into the next millennium.

For further details contact the National Office: 212-570-3550

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