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AHEPA Meets with Leaders in NYC



Washington, D.C. office


NEW YORK — His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros welcomed Supreme President George G. Horiates to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, September 27, 2019. Chairman of the Board Nicholas A. Karacostas, PSP; Supreme Vice President Jimmy Kokotas, and Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis accompanied the Supreme President.

“We sincerely thank Archbishop Elpidophoros for the generous time afforded us to discuss issues of mutual interest,” Supreme President Horiates said. “The AHEPA family values the close ties it has with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.”

During their meeting they discussed a number of issues of importance to the Greek Orthodox faithful in America and committed fully to working together on these matters.

Archbishop Elpidophoros expressed his deep appreciation for the support of all members of AHEPA to the Church, and specifically to the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine.

NYC Events

AHEPA leaders attended events held in concurrence with the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, including a private luncheon in honor of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad Antonis Diamataris at the University Club of New York and the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations annual dinner. Both events were held September 26, 2019.

At the events, Supreme President George G. Horiates interfaced with Prime Minister Mitsotakis and President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades as well as their ministers. Supreme President Horiates updated government officials on AHEPA’s initiatives as a follow-up to his August meetings in Athens.

AHEPA congratulates Ahepan Peter Kakoyiannis, Esq., who was one of the honorees at the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations dinner.  Ahepan Philip Christopher, a recipient of the 2019 AHEPA Socrates Award, played an integral role in the dinner’s success.

Supreme President Horiates and Chairman Karacostas with Archbishop Elpidophoros, President Anastasides, Greek Foreign Minister Diamataris, and government officials. (Photo credit: Kostas Bajz)








Prime Minister Mitsotakis and Supreme President Horiates share a moment at the luncheon reception.







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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred endured at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. 

AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism.

For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.


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