New APC Board Members Receive Archpastoral Blessing

September 16, 2022

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros received the new Board Members of the Archdiocesan Presbyters Council (APC) today at his office at Hellenic College Holy Cross. The Rev, Frs. Paul Kaplanis (President), Tom Chininis (Vice-President), Mario Giannopoulos (Treasurer), Peter Orfanakos (Secretary), and Mark Leondis (Past President/Advisor) attended the meeting and received the the Archbishop’s blessings and prayers for a fruitful tenure in their service to the Archdiocese and to their fellow brethren clergy.

On June 15, 2022, members of the APC, constituting each Metropolis/District President and elected APC Representatives, convened to elect the 2022-2024 Executive Board. The vision of the APC is “brothers who love and serve one another.” For over 50 years, the APC has represented each Metropolis/District of the Archdiocese as an active and unified voice for clergy. It works closely with the Retired Clergy Association (RCA); the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres (NSP); and the Archdiocese Benefits Committee (ABC).


NEW YORK – The 47th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina from June 30 to July 4, 2024 with the theme, ‘In Christ we are one’, inspired by Romans 12:4-5.

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