The following speakers participated in the 1st Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom which was held in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium in November 2010.

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Anthony J. Limberakis, M.D.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

  • National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Dr. Limberakis, an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 1987 and a member of the Archon National Council since 1988, is a practicing radiologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  A former page in the United States Senate while in high school, he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. AS 1978 graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, he is president and owner of Bustleton Radiology Associates, Ltd. He is married to Dr. Maria A. (Borden) Limberakis, a family practitioner, and together they have three adult children, John, Anthony and Elizabeth, and two grandchildren, Dakota and Anthony.

He is a member of the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology.  In May 2002, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities from Hellenic College, Brookline, Massachusetts. In May 2000, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

In June 2009, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem named him the Commander Cross-bearer (Stavrophoros) of the Order of the All-Holy Sepulcher Cross-bearers. In November 2009, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Demetrios of America presented him with the Athenagoras Human Rights Award, the highest distinction of the Greek Orthodox Church of America.

He has served on the Duke University Medical Center Board of Visitors and was past president of the Duke Medical Alumni Association. He was awarded the Charles A. Dukes Award, Duke's highest recognition for volunteer service to the university.  In November 1999, Dr. Limberakis was the recipient of the Duke Medical Center Distinguished Service Award.