Didaskalos Tou Genous
Direct Archdiocesan District
October 31, 2010
Archon Demacopoulos has served on various parish committee ministries of St Paraskevi. He has also been a frequent guest lecturer on Orthodoxy at clergy and lay gatherings of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Archon Demacopoulos graduated with a BA from the University of Tennessee, with an MTS in Theology from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and with an MA and a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. He is also the Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at the same University. He specializes in the History of Christianity for Late Antiquity, the Early Medieval West, and Byzantium. He is the author of many books, articles and academic presentations on Orthodoxy.
Archon Demacopoulos and his wife, Katherine, were married in 1995.
Direct Archdiocesan District
March 08, 1998
Archon Stratakis has served on the parish council and as president of the Transfiguration of Christ Church in Corona, NY. He guided fundraising efforts to build the School of the Transfiguration Church, and served as school board president for 11 years. He was also the fundraising co-chairman for the Hellenic Cultural and Educational Center of St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, NY. He and his wife Maro are members of Leadership 100.
Archon Stratakis, a graduate of Drexel University and of NYU School of Law, is a senior partner of Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP, a law firm founded in 1957. He has practiced admiralty, commercial real estate, and corporate law, and advises clients in connection with their personal legal matters.
Archon Stratakis acted as the legal adviser to Panchiaki â€œKoraisâ€ Society for over 50 years, and also advised the office of the Greek Consular Harbor Master of New York and the New York Shipping Corporation Committee. He served as the advisory board chairman of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies in Queens College. He is a member of the Board of Governors (emeritus) of Drexel University, where he and his wife endowed the Christopher and Mary Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability at Drexelâ€™s LeBow College of Business.
Archon Stratakis has received numerous awards, including the St. Paulâ€™s Award and Laymanâ€™s Award from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America; the Medal of Merit for Greek Diaspora from the Hellenic Government; the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; and several awards from Drexel University. He is also a member of the Holy Sepulchre of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Archon Stratakis and his wife Maro have been married for 55 years and reside in Manhattan, NY. They are parents of Sophia married to Seraphim Huling, of John married to Corina Gerontis, and of Erene married to Nathan Allen, and have three grandchildren: Christopher, Henry George, and Anastasia.