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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings to all the honorees this evening! And may I express how delighted I am to be with all of you for this 31st Hermes Expo International Awards Dinner. It is especially meaningful for me, because I am accepting the Leadership Award on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. And of particular note is the fact that we are receiving this award in the year of the centennial celebration of our Sacred Archdiocese as the premier Eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Diaspora.