Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany
Executive Director Paulette Poulos presents Leadership 100 gift to Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
Lieut. Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis
(L to R) Dean Metropoulos, Simon Kassianides, Marianne Metropoulos and Costas Mandylor, at London screening in February 2019.
2019 AHI Honorees (L-R) Ambassador Patrick Theros, Dr. Spiro Spireas, Eleni Bousis, Nicholas Chimicles.
 
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Archpastoral Message Of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros To The Faithful Of The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of America

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

May 15, 2019

My Beloved Faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America:

Χριστὀς Ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! He is truly risen!

Even though I am, as the Apostle Paul once said, “absent in the body” from you, I am very much with you in heart, in mind, and in spirit (cf. I Cor. 5:3). I wanted to take this moment to communicate with you through this marvelous tool of social media, to express how much I desire to embrace all of you as spiritual children, and to manifest to you the love with which God has graced my heart for the precious flock of the Holy Archdiocese of America.

In the coming days and weeks, we will all be learning about one another. I have already received and continue to receive warm greetings and messages of congratulations from across America, and I am heartened by them all. You will be learning about me, but what I want all of you to know most importantly, is that I am coming to America not only to be your Archbishop, but I am coming to be your spiritual friend and brother, your servant in the Lord, your co-worker in Christ, and your fellow steward of all the gifts of God that have been bestowed upon the Greek Orthodox Faithful of America. Together we will bring the Holy Archdiocese of America to the greater understanding that we are the Body of Christ, and each of us a precious member.

To you and to all our Orthodox Christian Brethren across America, I bring the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. I am coming to you as your brother in Christ. And, on June 22nd at my Enthronement, I look forward to embracing our ecumenical and interfaith friends as well, and the whole pluralistic American society that values freedom of conscience and religious liberty with such intensity.

Let this be a time of hope and positive expectation for us all. We have much to accomplish together, and by God’s grace and with His strength, we must surely be victorious. Χριστὀς Ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη!

In the Risen Lord,

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Archbishop Elpidophoros to be Enthroned June 22 in New York

Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will be enthroned as the seventh Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan (337 East 74th Street, NYC).
 
Archbishop Elpidophoros was elected unanimously by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, on May 11, 2019.
 
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has appointed as His Personal Representative for the Enthronement, Metropolitan Augoustinos of Germany, who will enthrone the new Archbishop of America.
 
The Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidophoros has attracted worldwide interest and it will be attended by many dignitaries from the political, diplomatic, academic and business worlds, as well as religious leaders, community and organization representatives, and clergy and laity from around the country and around the world. The Service will be broadcast live and made available through satellite and the internet at www.goarch.org. read more

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Of Theology Holds 77th Commencement

Executive Director Paulette Poulos presents Leadership 100 gift to Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology conducted its 77th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 19. Almost 600 people of all ages witnessed the impressive ceremony in the Pappas Gymnasium.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, Vicar of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Interim President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, delivered the invocation.

His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod, then read a stirring message from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America. His Eminence wrote, “There is no doubt in my mind that Hellenic College Holy Cross constitutes the heart and the jewel of the Archdiocese.” Noting that the theological school of Halki is known as the Hill of Hope and HCHC occupies what is often referred to as the Sacred Hill, His Eminence expressed the belief that there is “a profound link between our two hills.” read more

Lieut. Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis Named State's International Affairs And Trade Chief

Lieut. Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor of California Eleni Kounalakis, a longtime member of Leadership 100,  was designated  by Governor Gavin Newsom as his top representative to advance California’s economic interests abroad.

The executive order signed by Newsom creates the International Affairs and Trade Development Interagency Committee under Lt. Governor Kounalakis, a former United States Ambassador, who will serve as Chair of the committee in her new role as the Governor’s International Affairs and Trade Development Representative.

Eleni Kounalakis was sworn into office as lieutenant governor of California in January, becoming the first woman ever elected to the post. Kounalakis worked as ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama. She decided last year to run for California’s second highest office. read more

Marianne Metropoulos Film Cliffs Of Freedom Opens In US Theatres

Dean Metropoulos, Simon Kassianides, Marianne Metropoulos and Costas Mandylor, at London screening in February 2019.

Cliffs of Freedom, a true passion project for Executive Producer and Co-writer Marianne Metropoulos,  a longtime member of Leadership 100 along with Dean Metropoulos also an Executive Producer of the film,  was developed over several years as  a story that would bring the Greek War for Independence alive for modern audiences. “As a proud Greek-American,” explains Metropoulos, “I wanted to produce a feature film depicting Greece’s fight for freedom after 400 years of occupation by the Ottoman Turks. This pivotal period in Greece’s history is less known to many, and it tells of the Greeks’ commitment and perseverance to achieve freedom or choose death rather than to live enslaved.”

The film opened in March in select theatres throughout  the country. For current screenings, tickets and viewing, go to websites https://tickets.cliffsoffreedomfilm.com/   and  http://www.cliffsoffreedomfilm.com/videos.

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AHI Honors Leadership 100 Members At Awards Dinner

2019 AHI Honorees (L-R) Ambassador Patrick Theros, Dr. Spiro Spireas, Eleni Bousis, Nicholas Chimicles

The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its 44th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner, March 9, 2019, at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

AHI honored a distinguished set of awardees based upon their important career achievements and contributions to the Greek American community or community at-large.  They were:

•    Eleni D. Bousis, Philanthropist and a member of Leadership 100 Board of Trustees
•    Nicholas E. Chimicles, Founder and Chairman, Chimicles, Schwartz, Kriner, & Donaldson-Smith LLP and a long-time member of Leadership 100.
•    Spiro Spireas, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SigmaPharm Laboratories, LLC; and a long-time member of Leadership 100.
•    Ambassador Patrick N. Theros, former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar and Strategic Advisor, Gulf International Forum.

AHI Foundation President Constantine Galanis offered greetings and introduced AHI President Nick R. Larigakis, who reviewed the Institute’s initiatives and programs that are provided to the community.

“Tonight, we honor four outstanding members of the Greek American community for setting an example not only of professional excellence but of selfless service to others, which is the ultimate definition of the ideals of Hellenism,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. read more

Livestream of 2019 Conference Events
  1. Opening Forum, 9:45 am-10:45 am, Thursday, February 21, 2019,

Rev. Fr. Alexander Goussetis and Presvytera Kerry Pappas of the Center for Family Care.

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  1. Bible Study,11:00 am-12:30 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019,

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

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  1. Health Forum, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019, George D. Behrakis,

Dr. George Dangas, Dr. Harry T. Anastopoulos

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  1. Hellenic College-Holy Cross Office of Vocation and Ministry, 8:45am-9:15am,Friday, February 22, 2019, Dr. Ann Bezzerides, Director.

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  2. Lecture, 9:30 am-10:30 am, Friday, February 22, 2019,

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

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  1. Keynote Address, Business Forum, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019,

George Veras, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer, Pro Football Hall of Fame

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  1. Glendi, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019

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  1. Saturday Forum, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019,

Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief, Town & Country

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  1. Grand Banquet, Estimated time 8:15 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100 and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to George Veras and Stellene Volandes. Archbishop Remarks.

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  1. Exclusive Interview of David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

by George Veras, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer. Estimated time, 9:15  pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

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