06/06/11: Archon Behrakis becomes first recipient of ‘Bouras Stewardship Award’

The Order of Saint Andrew honored George D. Behrakis, Archon Depoutatos, on June 5, 2011, by bestowing upon him the “Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship.” Archon Behrakis became the first recipient of this prestigious award during a special tribute dinner dance attended by over two-hundred people at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

George has been an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, for 32 years. His service to the Mother Church and its Eparchy in America is as extensive as it is distinguished. He has served as president of his home parish of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Lowell, Massachusetts. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; was vice chairman of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology; chairman of Leadership 100, a Founder of Faith Endowment, and was the force behind the establishment of the of the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center, Metropolis of Boston Camp and Retreat Center in New Hampshire.

The National Council of the Order of Saint Andrew unanimously voted in 2010 to establish the Nicholas J. Bouras Award. The Award will be presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary and incomparable stewardship to the Order, enabling Archons to vigorously pursue securing religious freedom for the Mother Church of Constantinople. The Award is named after National Vice Commander Nicholas J. Bouras, Archon Depoutatos, who himself has demonstrated remarkable leadership as a faithful son of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and exemplary steward of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Churchman, World War II hero, devoted husband of his beloved late wife Anna, Philanthropist, sincere Christian, Archon par excellence and Industrialist are terms that have all described the life of Nicholas J. Bouras.
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