Dear Brother Archons and Friends of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle:
It is my immense honor to share the extraordinary news that our beloved spiritual advisor of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Father Alexander M. Karloutsos, has been named by President Biden as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation’s highest civilian honor. The White House made this momentous announcement on Friday, July 1, and the award will be presented at the White House on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
As a brother PK (priest’s kid), I take special pride in the bestowal of this honor upon Father Alex, and am delighted that he is now receiving national and international recognition for his tireless labor for God and His Church. Among the Archons, we have known for decades what a treasure Father Alex is, and now the whole world will know. It is most fitting that our dearest Presvytera Xanthi shares in this unparalleled recognition, as these two faithful servants of our Lord and Savior, hand in hand, of like mind and purpose, have devoted their lives to promoting the wellbeing and vitality of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church-at-large, with great impact and substantive accomplishment.
ΑΞΙΟΙ! ΑΞΙΟΙ! ΑΞΙΟΙ!
In the service of our Holy Mother Church,
Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.