GOARCH - March 12, 1998

Archbishop Spyridon Stresses Unity to Representative Hellenic Leaders

New York, NY - His Eminence Archbishop Spyridon, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, addressing a meeting of Hellenic American Leaders and Organizations (HALO) in Washington,DC on March 10th, called for a unity of purpose in their commitment to continue to labor together regarding religious freedom, human rights and all those unique religious and cultural issues which effect our community.

Noting, that since his enthronement as Archbishop in September of 1996, he has been impressed by the vitality and dynamism of the Greek American community, His Eminence added that he has made another observation: "that we do not always move together as one community on issues that affect us all. As the spiritual father of this Greek American community," he said, "I have called this meeting to encourage us to strive together toward single-mindedness regarding these very issues".

In his closing statement to the Press, His Eminence said: "We are committed to providing a better future for our youth, for providing our children with a firm foundation upon which to build, and offering the best of our community to this great nation. I offer today my personal energy and desire to do anything in order to facilitate this unity, this love, and this common march for the good of all."


Mr. George Almiroudis
Chian Federation
Mr. Andrew Athens
World Council of Hellenes Abroad
Archdiocesan Council
Dr. John Brademas
Former Member of Congress
Dr. Takey Christ
AHEPA - Cyprus Affairs Committee
Mr. Philip Christopher
Pancyprian Association of America
Mr. Nicholas Gage
Pan-Epirotic Federation of America
Mr. A. Jack Georgalas
Mr. George Georgopoulos
Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
Mrs. Pat Gogos
National Board of Philoptochos
Vice Admiral Michael Kalleres
Global Associates, Ltd.
Dr. James Kallins
Pan Arcadian Federation
Mr. Tom Korologos
Timmons & Company
Mr. Nick Larigakis
American Hellenic Institute
Dr. Anthony Limberakis
Archons of the Order of St.Andrew
Mr. Andrew Manatos
National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes
Mr. Mike Manatos
National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes
Mr. Timothy Maniatis
Mr. Steven Manta
Mr. Charles Marangoudakis
Mr. Peter Marudas
Office of Senator Paul Sarbanes
Mr. Dennis Mehiel
Rev. Christopher Metropulos
Archdiocese Presbyters Council
Mr. Nick Mouyiaris
Pancyprian Association of America
Mr. Panicos Papanicolaou
Cyprus Federation of America
Mr. Peter Pappas,Sr.
PJ Mechanical Corp.
Prof. Elizabeth Prodromou
Princeton University - Center of International Studies
Mr. Eugene Rossides
American Hellenic Institute
Mr. Peter Silis
Pan-Epirotic Federation of America
Mr. John Sitilides
Western Policy Center
The Hon. Michael Sotirhos
Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Miss Maria Stamoulas
Pan Macedonian Association
Mr. Chris Tomaras
SAE- North and South America Region
Mr.Savas Tsivicos

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