Philanthropist Andreas Andrianopoulos honoured with Order of Christ-Loving Medal

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Melbourne businessman and philanthropist Andreas Andrianopoulos was awarded the Medal of the Order of the Christ-Loving on Monday, June 10.

Mr Andrianopoulos has contributed for many years to various activities of Hellenism, from literature and culture as well as to cancer research.  

The Medal of the Order of the Christ-Loving is the highest honour of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. It was presented to Mr Andrianopoulos by Archbishop Makarios of Australia at the end of the Hierarchical Feast Day Vespers held at the Monastery of Our Lady “Axion Esti” in Northcote, Victoria.

Andreas Andrianopoulos AM, Anastasios Revis, Stylianos Koukouvitakis, Nikos Andrianakos and Gregorios Kayias during the Greek Antipodes Festival in Melbourne (2021). Photo: Con Deves.

In a speech on the day, Archbishop Makarios praised Mr Andrianopoulos for being a “role model.”

“For many years he has offered himself to the Church and to his fellow human-being, without ever asking for anything in return,” the Archbishop said.

“With a lot of humility, prudence, faith and hope in God, he helps whenever he can and as much as he can, and sometimes more than what he can. That is why we owe you a great ‘thank you!’.”

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