NYC Honorary Street Names


Archbishop Iakovos of America (Queens)
Present name:33rd Street
Location:Between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue
Honoree: Archbishop Iakovos (1911-2005) was ordained in 1940 and served as a Preacher at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City. He was the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America and served for nine years as president of the World Council of Churches. As a champion of civil rights, he walked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama and he initiated a massive campaign to assist Greek Cypriot refugees following the invasion of Cyprus by Turkish armed forces. He was the recipient of honorary degrees from over 40 colleges and universities and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter. (Constantinides)

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