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The American Hellenic Institute Expresses Its Deepest Sorrow on the Passing of Archbishop Iakovos
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: C. Franciscos Economides
April 12, 2005—No.28 (202) 785-8430

The American Hellenic Institute Expresses Its Deepest Sorrow on the Passing of Archbishop Iakovos

WASHINGTON, DC—The AHI expresses its deepest sorrow on the passing of Archbishop Iakovos, spiritual leader of Greek Orthodox Christians of North and South America from 1959 to 1996. Archbishop Iakovos died on April 10, 2005. During his 37 years of distinguished service his leadership strengthened religious unity, revitalized Christian worship and championed human and civil rights.

"Archbishop Iakovos’ legacy is one that left an indelible mark upon the landscape of the Greek Orthodox faithful in America. Through his dynamic leadership, vision and commitment to Orthodox values, he guided our Church through some difficult times. Today, the Greek Orthodox Church in America is well recognized and respected because of his tremendous efforts ." said AHI President, Gene Rossides.

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For additional information, please contact C. Franciscos Economides at (202) 785-8430 or at [email protected]. For general information regarding the activities of AHI, please view our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.