Kallinikeion Grants $10,000 to ASBM


(From left to right: Rev. Father Robert Stephanopoulos, Emanuel G. Demos, Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, and Helen Moneo)

Following a meeting with the Board of Trustees of the Kallinikeion Foundation at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on Sunday, October 17, 2010, Archdeacon Panteleimon Papadopoulos, ASBM Director, expressed his deepest gratitude to all the members of the Board of Trustees for their $10,000 grant to ASBM and for their support and confidence in the mission of the school. The Archdeacon commented that, “with this grant the mission of ASBM begins to be realized and the foundation laid for our vast spiritual and musical heritage to bear fruit for the growth and advancement of Orthodoxy and Hellenism in America.” He added, “in this manner ASBM will pay worthy tribute to the memory of Alexandra Kallin, a devout and dedicated handmaiden of God who loved the Greek language and Byzantine Music.”

The grant was given in order to support the school’s mission to train and inspire future Byzantine Chanters and to enrich the liturgical life of the Direct Archdiocesan District. The Board of Trustees in attendance were: Emanuel G. Demos-President, Helen Moneo-Vice President, Helen Hadjiyannakis Bender-Secretary, George S. Tsandikos-Treasurer, Rev. Robert Stephanopoulos, and Froso Beys.