• Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Fifth Anniversary of the Assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the First Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The following statement was issued by Archbishop Iakovos on the first anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968

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  • Interfaith Statement following the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Interfaith Statement following the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Message from Archbishop Iakovos to Rev. Dr. Abernathy Offering His Condolences after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Archbishop Iakovos offers our prayers concerning the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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  • Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Iakovos on Civil Rights

    I went to Selma as a solemn duty, before God and country, in the noble cause of equality for all. This is the essence of our Christianity, behind which we cannot shield ourselves with righteousness. The issue is simple. We cannot be Christians in name, and not in spirit and action. If our most prized possession is merely the respectability of Christianity, then we bring to it nothing but disrepute and dishonor. Christianity is not a jewel for safe keeping; it is a living thing which struggles with the challenge of an evil, rejoices spiritually when the evil is overcome, and dies when the challenge remains unmet and the evil triumphs.

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  • Letter to the Clergy Explaining Why Archbishop Iakovos Participated in the March in Selma, AL

    A March 17, 1965 statement produced by Artur Dore, Director of the Department of Press and Information, explaining to the Clergy of the Church why Archbishop Iakovos participated in Selma, AL

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  • Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Occasion of the Memorial Service for Rev. James Reeb

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  • Remarks Delivered by Archbishop Iakovos on the CBS Nationwide Radio Program "The World Tonight" Concerning President Johnson

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  • Telegram Sent from Archbishop Iakovos to President Johnson Complimenting Him on His Speech to the Nation

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  • Protocol No. 126 Issued to The Clergy of the Greek Orthodox Churches of America Concerning the "Civil Rights Law" of 1964

    Outlining the duty of Clergy to enlighten and to convince those in their Parishes that enforcement of the Civil Rights Law is their sacred obligation

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