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AHEPA Family Celebrates
Epiphany, Honors Greek
Orthodox Archdiocese
T
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he AHEPA family attended 2022 Epiphany
celebrations in Tarpon Springs, Fla., and
kicked-off events to commemorate AHEPA's
Centennial Anniversary.
As part of the festivities, AHEPA held its
88th Annual Epiphany banquet where Supreme
President Jimmy Kokotas presented the inaugural AHEPA
Twin Pillars of Hellenism Award to His Eminence Archbishop
Elpidophoros of America, who accepted the award on behalf
of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The event
was held at the Spanos Hellenic Center at St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Church on January 5, 2022.
" I am proud to stand before you this evening in order to
receive - on behalf of the Archdiocese - the inaugural AHEPA
Twin Pillars of Hellenism Award, " Archbishop Elpidophoros said
in acceptance. " It is spiritually invigorating to witness AHEPA's
commitment to Orthodoxy and Hellenism. "
" AHEPA! " the archbishop exclaimed. " One Pillar established
one hundred years ago, together with the other, our Sacred
Archdiocese - the premier Eparchy of the Ecumenical Throne.
Together, we uphold what is best, as well as what is most noble
and true of our shared Greek Orthodox tradition. "
Additionally, former U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis, an AHEPA
Life Member, received the AHEPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
His son, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, also an Ahepan, accepted the
award on his behalf, and conveyed appreciation to AHEPA for
the award and for its many service programs that benefit the
community.
Congressman Michael Bilirakis, who served 12 terms in the
U.S. House of Representatives, is a past recipient of the AHEPA
Pericles Award for excellence in public service.
Manuel Pihakis received AHEPA Hall of Fame honors for
excellence in Wrestling.
In addition to Supreme President Kokotas, Daughters of
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