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Harry Athanasiou

Eftaxias

Pittsburgh

October 22, 2017

Harry G. Athanasiou of the Holy Trinity Church in Pittsburgh, PA, was invested as Archon in 2017 and conferred with the offikion Eftaxias.

Archon Athanasiou is self employed in the heating and air conditioning business. Beginning as a young boy, when he cut the grass and gardened at the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh headquarters, and throughout his adult life, he has tended to the maintenance of the Metropolis facilities and its parishes on a pro bono basis.

Emil Bzdil

Depoutatos

Pittsburgh

February 17, 2001

Nicholas Chakos

Proto Notarios

Pittsburgh

October 31, 2010

Nicholas J. Chakos of Holy Cross Church in Pittsburgh, PA, was invested as Archon in 2010 and conferred with the offikion Protonotarios.

Archon Chakos has served as Co-chair of the National Young Adult League Conference (1994-6), as Director of the summer camp of the Metropolis (1990-1996), and as St. Photios Steward (2010). He has also been active with IOCC and OCMC as Program Director.

Archon Chakos is the Executive Director of FOCUS North America and holds an academic appointment at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School for Public and International Affairs, where his work centers on program management for human development and security initiatives. He has been credited with designing and managing humanitarian aid and social service programs worth over $100 million that have provided assistance to more than 10 million people in the United States, Africa (Tanzania), Eastern Europe (Romania), and the Middle East.

Archon Chakos and his were married in 1999.

John Conomos

Hieromnimon

Pittsburgh

October 23, 2005

Angelo Coutris, J.D.

Nomophylax

Pittsburgh

October 19, 2014

Angelo J. Courtis of the St. Demetrios Church in Rocky River, OH, and of the Annunciation Church in Cleveland, OH, was invested as Archon in 2014 and conferred with the offikion Nomophylax.

Archon Courtis has served extensively on the parish councils of the both parishes, including his term as founding President of the Annunciation Church, and on the Pittsburgh Metropolis Council. He is also a member of Leadership 100.

Archon Courtis, a Law school graduate, is active in commercial and residential restoration services.

Fotios Frangakis

Skevophylax

Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

Gary Grysiak

Aktouarios

Pittsburgh

February 28, 1999

John Harbilas

Eftaxias

Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

Michael Kapeluck

Maestor

Pittsburgh

October 31, 2010

Michael Kapeluck of Sts Peter and Paul Church in Carnegie, PA, was invested as Archon in 2010 and conferred with the offikion Maestoros.

Archon Kapeluck has served extensively at the parish council. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Council and the Vice President of the Ukranian Orthodox League.

Archon Kapeluck is an iconographer. He and his wife were married in 1987.

John Kost

Depoutatos

Pittsburgh

February 17, 2001

Michael Kusturiss, Jr.

Hypomnematografos

Pittsburgh

October 21, 2012

Michael Kusturiss, Jr. of All Saints Church in Canonsburg, PA, was invested as Archon in 2012 and conferred with the offikion Hypomnematografos. He has served on the Organizing Committee for the visit of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Pittsburgh in 1997.

Archon Kusturiss has served extensively on the Parish Council, including 14 years as President.

Nicholas Latousakis

Ieromniman

Pittsburgh

October 16, 2016

Nicholas G. Latousakis of the All Saints Church in Weirton, WV, was invested as Archon in 2016 and conferred with the offikion Hieromnimon.

Archon Latousakis is a major contributor to his parish and to the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh.

Archon Latousakis is engaged in the wine and beverage industry.

Nicholas Lekas

Proto Notarios

Pittsburgh

October 20, 2013

Nicholas L. Lekas of the Annunciation Church in Akron, OH, was invested as Archon in 2013 and conferred with the offikion Protonotarios.

Archon Lekas is a major contributor to his parish and to the Holy Metropolis of Pittsburgh. He has also volunteered much time to the youth programs of the Metropolis.

Archon Lekas is active in construction business (bridge work).

Nicholas G. Loutsion, VMD

Aktouarios

Pittsburgh

March 09, 2003

Dr. Nicholas G. Loutsion was invested as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in March of 2003 and conferred with the offikion of Aktouarios. He has been a member of the National Council of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle since 2005 and has served the National Council as the Chairman of the Archon Regional Commander Liaison Committee since its inception in 2006. In 2006, he represented the Order as an NGO presenter at the annual meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE-HDIM) comprised of 54 European nations, the US, Canada and 15 other nations around the world in Warsaw, Poland. In 2006 he co-authored the PA House of Representatives Resolution No. 876 in defense of Religious Freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The resolution, only second in the country after New Jersey, was passed through the efforts of Representative Tim Solobay and associates and was subsequently personally presented to the Ecumenical Patriarch by National Commander Limberakis. He has made three trips to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in support of religious freedom for the Mother Church. In 1997 he served on the committee for the Patriarchal visit to the Pittsburgh Metropolis.

Dr. Loutsion has served the Archdiocese of America in many capacities. Archdiocese Council Member since 1998 originally serving on the Religious Education Committee and currently is serving as a Co-chair of the Marriage and Family Committee since 2012. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of HCHC 2012-2016. He is a member of L100 since 2007.

Dr. Loutsion has served on the Pittsburgh Metropolis (Diocese) Council since 1996, Executive Committee since 2002, and as Vice President of the Metropolis since 2007. He Chaired Metropolitan Maximos retirement reception. He served as the Enthronement Committee Co-Chair (Metropolitan Savas Enthronement). He currently chairs the new Metropolis Center Chapel Committee and serves on the Building Committee of the new Metropolis Center. He is a member of the Byzantine Choir of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh since 1998. Served on the Adelphaton Committee of the Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery in Saxonburg, PA

He served on the parish council of All Saints Church in Canonsburg, PA. For over 20 years and as Parish Council President 1996-1997. He was the Co-Chairman of the All Saints Consecration Committee, Tanzania Sister Parish Project, and Chairs the Iconography Committee. Dr. Loutsion has been a chanter at All Saints since 1982 and the parish Protopsaltis since 1995. He has directed the youth choir and has served as a Sunday school teacher.

Dr. Loutsion has a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. For his graduate work, he attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He owned and operated a 6 doctor Equine Practice in western Pennsylvania for 41 years. He also currently owns and operates the CHF Equine Extended Care and Breeding Facility in Canonsburg, PA since 1977.

Dr Loutsion is the Past Supreme President of the Pan-Rhodian Society of America and the first recipient of the International Rhodian of the year award. He is a member of AHEPA, the PanCretan Assn of America, and the American Hellenic Institute.

In 1976, he married Susan Ann Mertz. They have two children Alexandra Loutsion and Alyssa (Niko) Kyritsis and one grandson Nicholas. They reside in Canonsburg, PA

Steven Lukac

Depoutatos

Pittsburgh

October 16, 2011

Steven J. Lukac, a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist in Sharon, PA, was invested as Archon in 2011 and conferred with the offikion Depoutatos.

Archon Lukac has served extensively on the Parish Council, including his term as President, and on the Metropolis Council.

Archon Lukac is a land developer, and he chairs the endeavor to build a new community center.

Franklin Manios

Depoutatos

Pittsburgh

March 18, 2005

Louis Mihalko, III

Hartoularios

Pittsburgh

February 28, 1999

Thomas Mitrakos

Ostiarios

Pittsburgh

October 16, 2011

Thomas N. Mitrakos of Holy Cross Church in Mt. Lebanon, PA, was invested as Archon in 2011 and conferred with the offikion Ostiarios.

Archon Mitrakos has served on the Parish Council and as a Sunday School teacher.

Archon Mitrakos, a commercial contractor, designed and supervised the construction of the Metropolis Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery, and he developed and built the infrastructure for the Mt. Tabor Summer Camp. He and his wife, Georgia, have been also publishing the annual calendar Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.

George Omiros

Orphanotrofos

Pittsburgh

February 18, 2001

John Payiavlas

Depoutatos

Pittsburgh

February 24, 1991

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