Pilgrimage of Discovery –
A Transformative 7-Day, Expenses-Paid Journey Through Constantinople
Introducing the Pilgrimage of Discovery – an August 2023 opportunity for up to 5 young adults to travel on an all-expenses-paid journey to Constantinople. Tour historic & religious sites, and have a private audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew!
This trip will be open to young adults (ages 23 -28) of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (IL, IA, MN, WI, IN, and MO). Applications are currently open and due on March 31st!
The Pilgrimage of Discovery is funded by the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The mission of the Order of St. Andrew is to defend the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which is headquartered in Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul, Turkey; promote its well-being and advancement; advance religious freedom of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and preserve its important role in the spiritual life of Orthodox Christians, as well as all persons of faith in the world.
Archons are distinguished and well-respected leaders of the Orthodox Christian community whose titles are bestowed by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. With 72 Archons in the Metropolis of Chicago, under the direction of Regional Commanders Gus M. Pablecas and John G. Manos, the Metropolis of Chicago Archons are among the most active in promoting and defending the Holy and Great Mother Church.
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – Latest News
- 2021 Annual Report – Metropolis of Chicago Archon Regional Commanders
- 2020 Annual Report – Archon National Headquarters
The Five Key Issues Impacting the Ecumenical Patriarchate
- The Turkish Government Imposes Restrictions on the Election of the Ecumenical Patriarch and Hierarchs Who Vote for Him by Requiring That They Must Be Turkish Citizens
- The Ecumenical Patriarchate Has No Legal Identity or Bona Fide Legal Personality in Turkey
- The Turkish Government Does Not Recognize the â€œEcumenicalâ€ Status of the Ecumenical Patriarch and Ecumenical Patriarchate
- The Turkish Government Has Confiscated Thousands of Properties From the Ecumenical Patriarchate
- The Ecumenical Patriarchate Cannot Train New Clergy in Turkey and Its Theological School Was Forcibly Closed Down by the Turkish Government
For more information
Archons website: www.archons.org
Ecumenical Patriarchate Website: www.patriarchate.org
Contact Person(s): Gus M. Pablecas, John G. Manos