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Archon’s Delegation in Southeastern Europe

NEW YORK – A delegation of leading Greek  Orthodox Christians from the United States is visiting Southeastern Europe June 10-18 to discuss Orthodox solidarity and freedom of religion issues with regional political and religious leaders

The delegation is led by Dr. Anthony Limberakis, the National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew,  National Vice Commander the Hon. B. Theodore Bozonelis, and Father Alexander Karloutsos, Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The Archon delegation traveled to the Romanian Patriarchate and was received by His Grace Bishop Varlaam, assistant bishop to the Patriarch and Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The delegation is traveling to Romania as part of a religious freedom mission. (Photo by J. Mindala)

The delegates are meeting with religious and secular leaders in Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece to explain the mission of the Archons,  underscoring Orthodoxy’s ethnic richness and respect for local cultures, and above all its universal, transcendental appeal.  They also hope to foster stronger connections  among Orthodox communities  in United States and the Mother Church in Constantinople and  among Orthodox countries including Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Cyprus based on a strong shared commitment to Orthodox faith and traditions.

The visit is being sponsored by the Alexandrion Group and the Alexandrion Foundation based in Romania. A strong supporter of religious freedom and open dialogue among interfaith communities, the Alexandrion Foundation has facilitated the meetings of the delegation and promoted its mission and messages in the public space.

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