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It is with sentiments of paternal joy that I offer these words of heartfelt Archepiscopal commendation on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Protopresbyter Dennis Strouzas’ ordination to the priesthood. While I am unable to join you in person this evening, kindly know that I am united with all of you in spirit, as you gather collectively in joyful fellowship to celebrate an exemplary clergyman and servant of the Lord, whose legacy has spanned for fifty years. This is why I also appointed the Chancellor of our Archdiocesan District, the Rev. Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Throne Elias Villis, as my personal representative, so as to honor this significant occasion with the proper dignity and respect befitting a high caliber clergyman such as Fr. Dennis.