Andrew’s story is indicative of the many faithful parishioners who have served the church as leaders and founders of our community. Surviving through Nazi occupation in Greece, Andrew and his wife Irene immigrated to the United States with faith and determination in their hearts. Starting a construction company, Andrew chose to focus on public works that would benefit the community and especially the youth: schools, theaters, and libraries. In the meantime, he personally undertook projects at his parish, such as the bookstore, classrooms, community center, theater stage and nursery, as well as roofs and bell towers. Andrew is being recognized for his love of our youth and their education, and for his kindness and patience by which he has humbly led our community through challenging times. Coupled with his stellar reputation and service to the community at large, we, at Saint Spyridon, are extremely proud to honor him as our first Service Leadership Award recipient.
To view a full list of our recipients, please click here. More biographies will be released after each recipient receives their Bronze Cross from Metropolitan Nathanael through home visits.