On June 6, 2023, the Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America hosted its first ever “Servant Leadership Awards Banquet." Over 700 clergy and lay people gathered together with incredible enthusiasm to honor one adult and one young adult from each parish in the district for exemplary service to the Church.
"We are called to serve and to lead as He did, and the most poignant example is that of the Good Shepherd, Who guides and protects His flock, and only enters into the sheepfold when all the sheep are safely in. This is leadership and service that is based in sacrificial love. No desire for glory or praise. Just loving concern and care for others. Those we recognize this evening are being celebrated for the wonderful gifts of service and ministry they bring to our Church and communities," said His Eminence in the Archpastoral Address.
The Archdiocesan District thanks the co-chairs for the event, Father Nicholas Anctil and Christina Balidis, who masterfully organized a beautiful start to a new annual tradition.
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