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Archon Symposium at St. Thomas in Cherry Hill, NJ

November 23, 2022

CHERRY HILL, NJ – On November 19, in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Consul of Greece in New York Dimitrios Papageorgiou, honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and pious parishioners, a Symposium, sponsored by the Archons of Greater Philadelphia, took place at Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Archon Tom Papademetriou, Professor of Historical Studies, Constantine & Georgiean Georgiou Professor of Greek History and Director of the Dean C. and Zoë Pappas Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, spoke about the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople under the Ottomans and the Great Catastrophe of 1922, its history and legacy.

The Archon Symposium, sponsored by the Archons of Greater Philadelphia, took place at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, on November 19 in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Consul of Greece in New York Dimitrios Papageorgiou, and presiding priest of the community Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
Archon Tom Papademetriou at the podium during his presentation on November 19. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
Archon Tom Papademetriou. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at the Archon Symposium on November 19 at the St. Thomas community in Cherry Hill, NJ. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
The Archon Symposium, sponsored by the Archons of Greater Philadelphia, took place at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, on November 19 in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Consul of Greece in New York Dimitrios Papageorgiou, and presiding priest of the community Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
The Archon Symposium, sponsored by the Archons of Greater Philadelphia, took place at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, on November 19 in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, Consul of Greece in New York Dimitrios Papageorgiou, and presiding priest of the community Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)

Archon Dr. Cary J. Limberakis, Regional Commander, Philadelphia, gave the welcoming remarks and introduced the speaker. Archbishop Elpidophoros then shared his reflections and concluding remarks.

The community thanked Archon Tom Papademetriou for his excellent presentation and Archon Dr. Cary Limberakis, together with his wife Alexis and their son, Dr. Jonathan Limberakis, who helped organize this excellent and so interesting event that was free and open to the public.

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