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Archiepiscopal Encyclical for National Leadership 100 Sunday

October 20, 2021

NEW YORK. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America issued a special encyclical praising the work and commitment of the Leadership 100, declaring Sunday of October 17 as Leadership 100 Sunday.

Archbishop Elpidophoros, in a recent encyclical wrote that, “every member of Leadership 100 makes an extraordinary commitment to endow and seed the ministries of the Church that are accessed by all Her members. Leadership 100 is a quintessential instrument of generosity for the Archdiocese, and it has fulfilled this all-important role for more than four decades.”

The Archbishop continued, “today, we are celebrating National Leadership 100 Sunday – an opportunity to learn more about the work of this organization, and an opportunity to express our gratitude. This movement of munificence and philanthropy has given our Archdiocese many gifts, but none greater than its support for Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Leadership 100 has stood in the breach for our ‘Σχολη – School’ and bridged the gap more than once, in order to ensure that the Archdiocese would maintain a steady stream of qualified candidates for the Holy Priesthood.”

“Today,” he concluded, “when we celebrate all their accomplishments, let us remember that Leadership 100 is comprised of fellow brothers and sisters of our Church, each of whom has decided to give back to the Lord in thanksgiving for the blessings that they have received. Let us take this day to also give thanks for them and to them, for their wise stewardship, and for their dedication and commitment to our Holy Church.”


Ambassador Dimitrios Tsikouris (JD, MA) has a 36-year-long career in the Greek Diplomatic Service with assignments in Germany, the United Nations, New Orleans, Washington, DC, NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, Iran, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia, and ASEAN.

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