Following is the text of Bangor mayor Richard I. Stone’s proclamation recognizing the 80th anniversary of St. George’s Greek Orthodox church.
WHEREAS, the first Greek Orthodox arrived in the New World in 1768, establishing a colony near the present city of St. Augustine, Florida; and
WHEREAS, the ancient faith and rich tradition of the Greek Orthodox Church attracts many people who are drawn to learn about the treasures of her history reaching back to the time of the Apostles; and
WHEREAS, St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church of Bangor has been serving the community for 80 years; and
WHEREAS, among the Church’s loyal parishioners are the Brountas’ brothers, all of whom have served the City of Bangor as City Councilors and Mayors; and
WHEREAS, throughout its history, St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church and its parishioners have played an active role in Bangor through its active outreach.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD I. STONE, COUNCIL CHAIR OF THE CITY OF BANGOR, on behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Bangor, do hereby recognize the 80th anniversary of Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church and express our appreciation to current and former Parish Priests and parishioners for their service and commitment to our community and those in need. We look forward to continuing to work closely with St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in coming years and in jointly celebrating many future anniversaries.
Given, this the 8th day of April 2010.