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NEW YORK – Archbishop Demetrios together with Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece visited the Demetreion (Δημήτρειον) Center for Creative Activity and Care of Children in Moshato, which has been named in honor of Archbishop Demetrios, was established and operates under the supervision of the Philanthropic organization Apostoli of the Archdiocese of Athens.
During the visit, Archbishop Ieronymos awarded to Archbishop Demetrios the medal of St. Dionysios Areopagite, which is the highest honor of the Archdiocese of Athens. The two hierarchs shared a meal with the children of the institution and witnessed up close the work that is being done for the care and support of children aged 6-12 years from low income families or families facing other social problems. Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece was accompanied by the Metropolitan Gavril of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia and the director of Apostoli Mr. Konstantinos Dimtsas.
Archbishop Demetrios also paid a visit to the exhibition of Santiago Calatrava at the Benaki Museum, in which the Spanish architect presents models, drawings and pictures of the design process for the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at World Trade Center near “Ground Zero.”
Archbishop Demetrios travelled to Athens to attend and participate in the International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East,organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece.
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