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Metropolis of New Jersey- Delaware Valley 13th Annual Ambassador Awards Banquet


Over 400 Greek Orthodox faithful from the Delaware Valley region of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey came out to celebrate the 13th Annual Ambassador Awards Program with his Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of New Jersey at the Adelphia Restaurant and Event Center in Deptford, NJ, on December 10.

The evening’s program began with the singing of the American and Greek national anthems by Mr. Pantelides followed by the invocation by His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos and a welcome by the Metropolis of NJ Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis.

The honorees included dedicated Philoptochos members, and Youth Workers from all the parishes of the Delaware Valley. The master of ceremonies was Archon John Vasiliou. Offering Remarks were Consul of Cyprus in New York, Michalis Fyrillas, who described how the awards represent fundamental Greek values and Consul of Panama, Georgia Athanasopoulos, who congratulated the honorees.

His Eminence Apostolos of New Jersey addressed the gathering emphasizing how important parents and grandparents are to the raising of good Orthodox Christians. Ending the evening were the youth awards, presented to young people from throughout the Delaware Valley region for their dedication and devotion, representing the following categories: Ambassador of Faith, Ambassador of Hope, Ambassador of Love, and Ambassador of Peace. Each awardee received a blessing and an award plaque from His Eminence Metropolitan Apostolos of NJ as well an individual and group picture with him.