2008 Recipients of the Archbishop Demetrios Years Of Service Award
for Choir Directors of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
In 1988, a distinctive Archdiocesan award was inaugurated to honor church musicians who had completed twenty-five or more years of service as choir directors of Greek Orthodox parishes. Since that time, the National Forum of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians has been pleased to assist His Eminence in identifying and recognizing the church musicians who have showed such exemplary commitment. In all, 297 choir directors of the Archdiocese of America have received this honor.
On National Church Music Sunday, October 5th, 2008, the following five choir directors received the Archbishop’s Years of Service Medal for their dedicated and steadfast stewardship.
|Name||Church||City/State||Years of Service|
|Lee Kotsambas||St. Athanasios||Paramus, NJ||31|
|Nicholas Kyrus||St. Katherine||Falls Church, VA||25|
|Pamela Cramer||Annunciation Cathedral||Houston, TX||25|
|Michael J. Orfanopoulos||Ypapanti||East Pittsburg, PA||25|
|Zoe Bookas Zollo||Archangel Michael||Roslyn Heights, NY||25|