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Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and a well-known distinguished, and well-respected leader of the Orthodox Christian community. It is by the grace of God that the Archon has been able to offer his good works and deeds of faith. Further, it is the sworn oath of the Archon to defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition.
Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD, a featured speaker at the 2nd International Archon Conference on Religious Freedom in Berlin in 2013, will be the addressing the National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium in Naples, Florida, March 12, 2016.
With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, the Archons of South Florida in conjunction with Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church of Naples, Florida invite you to attend its second National Christian Rights and Freedom Symposium on March 10-13, 2016.
The symposium will feature keynote speaker Jay Alan Sekulow, PhD, JD, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) and 2014 recipient of The Athenagoras Human Rights Award. Archon Andrew E. Ekonomou, JD, PhD, who serves as senior counsel to both the ACLJ and ECLJ, will also be one of the speakers.
The event is organized under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Philemon Patitsas and the Saint Katherine community. Regional Commanders John C. Scurtis and Dr. Theodore P. Vlahos will be coordinating an Archon luncheon for all Archons in attendance that weekend.
HISTORY OF THE ARCHONS
The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate was organized on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 10, 1966 when His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos conferred upon thirty outstanding laymen of the Church the various Offikion or Offices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on behalf of His All Holiness Patriarch Athenagoras of blessed memory. They were honored because of their love, loyalty and support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and their contribution to its advancement and welfare.
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