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Pilgrimage of Discovery – A Transformative 7-Day, Expenses-Paid Journey Through Constantinople

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The Pilgrimage of Discovery pilot program was a 7-day, all-expense paid, religious and cultural trip to Constantinople in August 2023. The program connected Greek Orthodox young adults from the Metropolis of Chicago with their ancestral religious roots.  Participants deepened their Orthodox faith by exploring holy sites and having a private audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Experience the journey firsthand through the first-of-its-kind, Pilgrimage of Discovery Documentary.  Learn more by visiting our Instagram and Facebook, or by clicking the button below.
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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.

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