Hellenic American Academy Students Learn About Religious Freedom and the Archons at The National Hellenic Museum
On Friday, December 1, 2023, students from the Hellenic American Academy in Deerfield, Illinois, traveled to the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago to tour the museum and view its latest exhibit, titled “Legacy, Renewal and Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.” The exhibit follows the development of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America from its founding in 1992 to the present.
One facet of the exhibit includes information on the role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the issues facing the Ecumenical Patriarchate today. Archon John G. Manos, Regional Commander for the Metropolis of Chicago, toured the exhibit with two groups of students from the Hellenic American Academy and discussed the issues facing the Ecumenical Patriarchate today.
“Gus Pablecas and I, and our Archon group, appreciate the opportunity to present our Religious Freedom information to the students at the National Hellenic Museum,” said Manos. “I enjoyed the questions and knew that we made them think a little about their faith and the information on our Patriarch and our Patriarchate. Creating this kind of awareness is part of our mission and that of protecting our Most Holy Mother Church.”
“Legacy, Renewal & Unity: Celebrating 100 Years of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America” will be on display at the National Hellenic Museum until February 11, 2024. For more information about the museum and the exhibit, visit https://nationalhellenicmuseum.org/.