Object ID
1993.43.12
Object Name
Medal
Date Created
1960
Material
Metal
Object Entities
Chelos, Judge (is related to)
Object Description
Golden equaline cross medal attached to a red, white and blue ribbon. The plaque in the center of the medal reads "United Greek Orthodox Churches. Chicago, 1910-1960, Fifty Years of Christian Service. Annunciation, St. Demetrios." On the back of the medal "Judge James Chelos, Trustee" is engraved.
Origin
The Annunciation Cathedral of Chicago was established in 1892 by a group of people who had emigrated from Laconia and some of the Greek Islands. The community first rented a hall on Randolph near Union Street and asked the Holy Synod of Athens for a priest. Fr. Panagiotis of Ithaca was signed as the first priest and in March of 1892 the first Divine Liturgy was celebrated. - 1910 saw the completion of the Cathedral at an estimated cost of $100,000. It was modeled after a Cathedral in Athens and today stands as the oldest surviving building in Chicago constructed as a Byzantine church.
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Citation
Medal, 1960, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10548. Accessed 09/23/20.