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Themistoklis Fabiatos was born in Kefalonia, the son of a priest. He came to the United States in 1956 and settled in Chicago, where he met and married his wife, Angeline. His lifelong dedication to St. Basil Church helped the parish survive hard times over the years, including two fires. He has been a tireless fundraiser, a generous donor, and an enthusiastic advocate for the church. He served as Parish Council president from 1989 to 1997 and continued on the council until 2003. Trained as a psaltis, Themistoklis has chanted at liturgies and sacraments for more than 50 years and continues to do so today. Following the 2013 fire at the church, he replaced the ruined icon of St. Gerasimos and a relic of the saint’s slipper, both made and consecrated in Greece. Each year he promotes Hellenic culture by organizing the St. Basil contingent at the Greek parade.

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.