Symposium to be held on Ecumenical Patriarchate's Religious Freedom Crisis

The Order of Saint Andrew's Greater Delaware Valley region will be hosting a symposium entitled, "The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A Church in Captivity and the Religious Freedom Crisis in Turkey" at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA on March 7, 2009. Dr. George E. Demacopoulos, Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Fordham University, will be the main speaker and offer insight on the ecclesiological and historical significance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

An afternoon session will feature the National Commander Anthony J. Limberakis, MD who will offer a presentation highlighting the history of the crisis with recent news and developments pursued by Archons with leaders in Washington, Ankara, Istanbul, Brussels, and Strasbourg.

The symposium is open to all Archons, their spouses, and other faithful Orthodox members interested in the religious freedom pursuit for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. A detailed itinerary can be found below and further questions for information can be directed to Dr. Cary Limberakis at 215-886-8866 or

The Ecumenical Patriarchate: A Church in Captivity and the Religious Freedom Crisis in Turkey - A Symposium

Saturday, March 7, 2009

9:00 am Divine Liturgy Saturday of Souls
10:00 am Light Breakfast
10:30 am Ecclesiological & Historical Significance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Guest Speaker: George E. Demacopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Historical Theology
Fordham University

12:00 pm Buffet Luncheon
12:45 pm The Order of Saint Andrew Religious Freedom Initiative

Guest Speaker: Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.
National Commander, Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate