Hagia Sophia’s Choir Director Costas Manoras Honored by Archbishop Nikitas

On Friday, 24th November 2023, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of Divine Wisdom hosted a concert honoring the 175th anniversary of its famous polyphonic choir. At the conclusion of the concert, which included musical pieces and arrangements from the various periods of its long history, the V. Rev. Archimandrite Nephon Tsimalis, Chancellor, read an archpastoral greeting from His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain. Following the greeting, Fr. Nephon at His Eminence’s request and direction bestowed on Mr. Costas Manoras the Archdiocesan Cross of Christ the Savior. Among the complimentary message, the Archbishop described Mr. Manoras as “a most dedicated, skillful, humble, and honorable servant of Christ and His Church” who has directed the choir for forty years.
The honorary cross is bestowed on devout members of the Archdiocese for their exemplary service to the Church, their devotion, and dedication to supporting the vision set forth by the Archdiocese.