Recipients of the Archbishop's Years of Service Award

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.

Below are the EFGOCM recipients and year awarded of the Archbishop's Years of Service Medal for dedicated and steadfast stewardship:

  
Eva Arhos, Ss. Constantine and Helen, Annapolis, MD 1990
Maria Bachauer, St. George Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA 1997
Helen Beldecos, St. George, Media, PA 1988 
Elizabeth T. Brown, Holy Trinity, Wilmington, DE 1988
Mary Dorsett, St. Peter, Danville, VA 1992  
Presv. Anna G. Gallos, Everywhere, 1988
Dorothy Giannitti, Holy Trinity, Roanoke, VA 1988
Elaine Gregory, St. Barbara, Toms River, NJ 1999
Katina Kehayas, St. George, Piscataway, NJ 2000
Lee Kotsambas, St. Athanasios, Paramus, NJ 2008
Mary Kritsas, Annunciation, Jersey City, NJ 2006
Christopher Kypros, Annunciation Cathedral, Norfolk, VA 1999
Nicholas Kyrus, St. Katherine, Falls Church, VA 2008
Penelope Lambert, Holy Transfiguration, Charlottesville, VA 1994
Demi Lampros, St. Nicholas, Newark, NJ, 1995
Stephanos Liadis, St. Demetrios, Perth Amboy, NJ 1988
George Manos, St. John the Theologian Cathderal, Tenafly, NJ 1995
Maria Mitchum, Ss. Constantine and Helen, Newport News, VA 1988
Dr. Theodore Papaloizos, Ss. Constantine and Helen, Washington, DC  1988
Harilaos Papapostolou, St. Sophia Cathedral, Washington, DC 1993
Dr. Thomas Papazoglou, St. George, Lynchburg, VA, 1992
Evangeline Pappas, Holy Transfiguration, Charlottesville, VA 1996
Lillian K Pappas, St. Peter, Danville, VA  1988
Katherine Pouleres, St. Nicholas, Atlantic City, NJ 1988
Joan Redfearn, St. Nicholas, Virginia Beach, VA 2006
Dennis Spyros, St. John the Theologian Cathderal, Tenafly, NJ 1988
James Stathis, St. Demetrios, Jersey City, NJ 1988
Georgia Tangires, Annunciation Cathedral, Baltimore, MD 1988
Helen Triantafillou, St. George Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA 1997
Jim Vardakis, Ss. Constantine and Helen, Orange, NJ 1992
Anastasios Vrenios, St. George, Bethesda, MD 2001
George Voultsides, St. George, Ocean City, MD 2010
Valerie Vurnakes, St. Elpis, Hopewell, VA 2000
Georgia Yeatras, Assumption, Winchester, VA 1997