Dr. Limberakis Addresses Guests at Dinner in Honor of Archbishop Elpidophoros

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle held a dinner in honor of Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, with special guest in attendance, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem. Photo: GOA/John Mindala

WASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, addressed guests at the dinner they hosted in honor of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros in Washington. The text of his speech follows:

Your Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Your Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III, Fr. Alex Karloutsos, Order of St. Andrew Spiritual Advisor and Vicar General of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese,

Reverend Fathers and Presbyteres, Congressman Bilirakis, Members of the President Trump Administration, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished guests and Brother Archons of the Great Church of Christ,

Good evening and welcome to the Order of St. Andrew dinner honoring our newly enthroned and beloved Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as we gather here in Washington to participate in the U.S. State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. How appropriate it is for the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which has been the victim of religious persecution for centuries, to participate and speak at this ministerial, having served the Mother Church for over 25 years and who has witnessed first-hand the Martyria of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

We are especially honored this evening with the presence of His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Patriarch of Jerusalem, where the very birthplace of Christianity is being threatened with the complete asphyxiation of the Christian Community.

Whether you look at the Middle East, or Africa, or Asia, the countries of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Turkey, Yemen, China, Pakistan, India…it’s horrific that Christians are persecuted globally.  According to our own State Department, Christians face persecution in more than 60 countries around the world, that’s more than one out of every three countries in existence today. Stated another way, although Christians comprise only 30% of the world’s population, 80 percent of all acts of religious discrimination are directed at Christians. The Order of St. Andrew commends President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Brownback for organizing this Ministerial in which over 1000 individuals representing 130 countries are participating to focus attention on religious persecution and deliberating on the ways and means this evil can be contained and ultimately overcome.

Your Eminence, we are among friends this evening. Members of the Administration past and present, Distinguished Members of Congress, leaders of Hellenic American organizations, our local and beloved Clergy and Presbyteres and Brother Archons, whose collective desire is to seek the complete and unfettered religious freedom of the Holy and Great Mother Church of Constantinople.

Representing the Order of AHEPA is newly elected Supreme President Archon George Horiates and Supreme Treasurer Archon Savas Tsivicos, who is also the Honorary Chair of the Cyprus Children’s Fund.  We are honored to have AHEPA Executive Director Archon Basil Mossaides here with us. Representing the American Hellenic Institute is its President, Archon Nick Larigakis. The Hellenic Initiative is represented by Archon George Stamas, its president, The National Hellenic Society by its Executive Director Art Dimopoulos, The American Hellenic Leadership Council by its Executive Director Endy Zemenides, The Hellenic American Women’s Council by its cofounder Theodora Hancock, the National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes by Archon Andy Manatos and the Western Policy Center by Archon John Sitilides.

We are all working together so that Halki may once again function as the luminary seminary it once was and the worldwide ministry of His All-Holiness will be free of the interference of the government of Turkey. I believe this day will come and that ultimately the bells of freedom will peal from the St. George Patriarchal Cathedral at the Phanar pronouncing once and for all, that Religious Freedom has come to the Great Church of Christ! Amen!

At this time, as we begin our meal, allow me to recognize Archon George Stamas and his beloved wife Georgia, who serve as our sponsors this evening at this beautiful private club which is for the exclusive use of its members. Archon George we are very grateful!

We recognize the great efforts of the father/son Manatos Team… Well actually, it is a grandfather/father/son Team beginning with the late great Presidential Aid to JFK and LBJ Mike Manatos, for their invaluable assistance in the organization and execution of this evening’s dinner and tomorrow’s State Department Archon Sidebar at the Capitol.

A special word of thanks to Liz Fagan of Manatos team and our own outstanding Archons at the National Office, Archon Andrew Veniopoulos and Archon John Mindala. Thank you all so much!

Now please enjoy your dinner!

15 Comments

  1. Yet another banquet?!

    In the spirit of Hellenism, I pray that the Goddess Adephagia preserve him and grant him a heroic appetite!

    1. lET’S GIVE THEM A LITTLE SLACK…THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT TO A BASEBALL FANTASY CAMP FOR THESE GUYS! WHERE THEY CAN MAKE BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE GOVERNMENT LEADERS LIKE GEORGE BUSH JR., OR GEOFFREY PYATT OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT WITH THE POWER TO DICTATE REGIME CHANGE WARS, WAR CRIMES AND RUNNING THE STATE OF GREECE!

      BASEBALL LUNATICS PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO GO TO BASEBALL CAMP IN FLORIDA TO GET DRESSED UP LIKE REAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS AND BE ON TEAMS WHICH INCLUDE FORMER GREAT PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS!

      THEY NEED THE THRILL AND EXPERIENCE OF BEING SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT, NEVER WILL BE, BUT DIE SOMEDAY COMFORTABLE IN THE FACT THAT FOR ONE SHINING MOMENT ..THEY WERE IMPORTANT HALL OF FAME PLAYERS..OR IN THIS CASE …STATE DEPARTMENT C.I.A OPERATIVES. CORRUPT POLITICIANS, AND MEN OF POWER WHO CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS!

      SO, LET APPLAUD THEM , AND PASS THE MASHED POTATOES TO DR.STRANGELOVE..AND LET HIM PLAY OUT HIS POSITION AS THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF OF AMERICA IN WELCOMING ONE OF HIS SERVICE TO AMERICA , AND NOW US.AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY.AND GREECE…EPI!

      WE ALL SHOULD APPRECIATE TH E FACT THAT THEY WILL COME HOME WITH AUTOGRAPHED PICTURES OF THEIR HEROES IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND ARCHIDOCESE..FOR EVER, ENSHRINED IN THEIR HOMES, GARAGES, OFFICES, GRANDCHILDREN PLAYROOMS, BASEMENTS., AND ESPECIALLY ..BATHROOMS!..

  2. Limberakis has been head of Archons for 100 years because he calls Alex “Sir”.

  3. Is anyone keeping a count of the number of banquets and award shows? St. Andrew the Apostle was busy preaching the Gospel and healing people, and winning converts. He had no time for such frivolity. I hope he doesn’t get fat as a result of all this sumptuous eating. We don’t need a chubby Archbishop. Maybe he can take some “doggie bags” to the homeless and poor. I’m sure the food is richer than in Istanbul.

  4. Why aren’t there women Archons? The late Archbishop Iakovos Coucouzis used to call out the late Katherine Pappas of Boston’s Annunciation Cathedral as an Archondisa (female).

    Sometimes it seems that the women are the only ones keeping this sad, sinking ship of an “archdiocese” (or Ravenite Social Club) from completely sinking of its own megalomania and incompetence.

    Yiayia and Mama ! Help!

  5. The paraphernalia and the attempt to make them out to be Western Crusaders for the Eastern Empire’s Byzantine Pope is really amateurish and cartoon-like. Guys actually think they honoring their parents and grandparents by participating in this high school fraternity drama of clowns. What it does provide, however, is the budget for Alex, as Angelic Advisor, to travel First Class to Istanbul 4-6 times a year, to put his mitts into every piece of business—spiritual, personnel, financial, political, and private interests that there is in The Empire with no oversight, accountability, or transparency.

  6. Cynic ~
    Archbishop Iakovos called the late Katherine Pappas, of Boston an, “Archontissa” BECAUSE she was practically his very own personal ATM!

    She was always there in a pinch, to come to the rescue together with her very good friends – the other “Archontisses” : Mary Maliotis, the Condakes’, et.al. to save HC/HC; or to totally refurbish and redecorate his personal office there at Dowd Hall (complete with black marble bathtub and gold hardware).

    Considering we are living in the 21st Century ( women’s rights and all ) we should have Archontisses breaking into The Archons Boys Club!

    In the annals of church history there are numerous women who were truly Archontisses AND saints!

    In regards to yet another banquet promoting ego and self-importance, ALL that money ( no matter how much) could have been better spent by directing it towards the St. Nicholas WTC/NYC Church & Shrine.
    A few more thousand dollars brings things just a little bit closer to the millions still very much needed.

    Archons – get your sensibilities and priorities in order and get your heads out of your rump roasts.

    1. Right, Goddard Avenue, so you make the case that the corruption existed and was nurtured even in Jake’s time, which it was. Cash in envelopes and name day cards.
      The robes were well schooled in Ottoman graft as young men.

      I’m okay with Archontisses just taking over the whole deal, the Archons are lower and more laughable than Amos n’ Andy’s Mystic Knights of the Sea. They are pathetic pizza shop peasants and , if not that, then stupid, vane rich guys.

  7. Obviously, DR STRANGELOVE. limberakos..you are another one of those Glory to America Greek Secret Society of masons..that are impressed with anything the State department of the United States does to fool the public to actually believe they have the legitimate right to wage Economic, Political, and military warfare against foreign countries and citizens of the world which has resulted in the war crimes murder of over 3 1/2 million non anglo evangelical citizens of Europe and the middle east!.in order to save their freedoms!

    BART AND EPI , THE NEW ARCHBISHOP OF NORTH AMERICA, STATE DEPT RECRUITS, JOINED A “STATE DEPARTMENT” SPONSORED DINNER IN WASHINGTON , D.C. WITH THE THEME TO SUPPORT THE ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!

    SO EPI LEGITIMIZES , A STATE DEPARTMENT.THAT CALLS .SAUDI ARABIA ..THE NUMBER 1 ALLY OF AMERICA AND THEIR TOP ARMS CUSTOMER IN THE WORLD.. WHERE “FREEDOM OF RELIGION DOES NOT EXIST AND AS A MATTER POLITICAL PRACTICE DISCRIMINATES AGAINST SHIA MUSLIMS”

    THE SAME STATE DEPARTMENT VISITED BY THE ORTHODOX AND CATHOLIC PATRIARCH OF SYRIA, JERUSALEM, LEBANON AND EGYPT DEMANDING THAT THEY STOP ARMING WITH SAUDI ARABIA SUNNI MUSLIM JIHADIST KILLING ORTHODOX CLERGY AND FAITHFUL IN SYRIA IN ANOTHER STATE DEPARTMENT REGIME CHANGE WAR CRIME! HOWEVER THE DEGENERATES IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT WERE NOT IMPRESSED AND SENT THEM HOME!

    EVEN THE POPE DEMANDED THEY STOP THEIR ARMING OF SAUDI ARABIA, NOT BART AND EPI!.

    DR. STRANGELOVE..ARE YOU IMPRESSED!…

  8. I think Gianakos is a computer generated troll algorithm that generates meaningless words repetively after machine learning from the previous posts. The question is who owns the algorithm? The publishers who wish traffic to their site or Russians who want to access and influence the least significant portion or the US population ?

  9. Spiro..apparently you ATTACK Archons ON BEHALF OF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST GOOSE STEPPING CULT SECRET SOCIETY OF DIAMATARIS AND TNH SPONSORED AHEPA MASONS .WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS THE SOLE AND UNEQUAL SECRET SOCIETY FOR THE “FOR THE GLORY OF AMERICA AND ISRAEL TO WORK WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO SPREAD MORE LIES AND OPPRESS THE TRUTH TO THE GREEK COMMUNITY!

    The readers have heard your Anti- American Russian trolling narrative and lies from your other State Department Ahepa Mason operatives…like you, Johnie, Greek, but it is time to expose you for what you are..from what you white supremacist call …” the influence of the least significant of our population.”

    Washington Times 7/1/19

    A federal judge has rebuked former special counsel Robert Mueller for stating that the Russian government was behind election year social media trolling when there is no evidence presented by prosecutors.

    In Robert Mueller hearing ,.one congressman called him out.for being in contempt of the court for failing to not once, but three times deliver the evidence of Russian sponsored Social Media trolling to interfere in the Trump Election! Case closed!

    Additinally Judicial Watch concludes Robert Mueller, Spiro, Greek, and Johnie smear campaign against Michael Gianakos and Donald Trump as follows:

    “The corruptly formed and constitutionally abusive Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie of Trump-Russia collusion.”

  10. continued…

    “Frankly, Mueller never had a valid basis upon which to investigate President Trump for obstruction of justice.”

    “Let’s be clear, neither Mueller, the Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, nor the Deep State ever had a good-faith basis to pursue President Trump on Russia collusion.”

    “Russia collusion wasn’t just a hoax, it is a criminal abuse of President Trump, which is why Judicial Watch has fought and will continue to fight for Russiagate and Mueller counsel abuse documents in federal court.”

    Spiro, Johnie Greek, Endy Zemenides, and TNH…simply demented cult members of the Ahepa Masons..who are nothing more than the hijackers of Greek Hellenism to support Anglo White Supremacist of Israel and the U.S government …like Robert Menendez !

    Spiro…do me one favor you and your organization of degenerates..need to vacate your hated Greek Orthodox Church and terminate any activities using our church halls, and then vet out everyone on our church boards who is a member of your Anti-Hellenistic order of the Ahepa lodge to recluse themselves as board member of our churches!

    Go find your own fantasy camp like the Archons… like they did in the State Department ..and pledge your oath of allegiance to your Anglo Saxon Masters!

    1. What is your official medical diagnosis? My guess is delusional, obsessive compulsive disorders, paranoia, and PTSD and anxiety from some trauma in middle school.

      My hope is that you don’t own any guns or have access to them. You seem unstable emotionally and the rants may indicate a proclivity to committing violence. Law enforcement needs to watch you 24 / 7. You’re a dangerous and you probably need help.

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